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Polish Sailor

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  1. If you want see impossible things, your are invited to following us. We have got lazy jack and single-handed reefing system on main sail. On boat will be 3 rollers [1st for gennaker 290 sgm and reacher 180 sgm (with no ending line); 2nd for genoa 160 sgm and jib 110 sgm on for stay, 3rd for storm jib 42 sgm on baby stay). We want add hydraulic winch and electric winch as well. The main sail will be with 3 reefs ( from 2 to 4 the last reef will be 50 sqm) so lot of to do, lots of new solutions. I with Irek spend lot of time for creating new conception which will be best on our yacht. and one question, did you used the hydraulic winches which was on stern for runner, they was hydraulic? with hydraulic engine? We want add hydraulic engine to Barinet winch.
  2. few updates about our plans. So, firstly the yacht is preparing for NON-STOP SOLO Round The World and no assistance, my business associate (Ireneusz "Chief" Chwołka) want start in November from Gran Canaries in his race around the world non stop solo. (before he start in this challenge probably I will make new topic about that event). Do you know how big (length) was the biggest single handed mono-hull sloop which was sailing in non-stop solo round the world and no assistance. (maybe it will be the biggest on the world?) Nowadays we've got solutions how to man (single-handedly) the biggest sail, which will be Gennaker 290 sqm and Reacher 180 sgm on this yacht. After our sailing test we will adding movies, but it will be in or after September) I will be delivering yacht from Poland to Gran Canaries and back so it is possible to join to me (private message). I would like start from Poland on the middle or end of October 2017 and after challenge I will be coming back to Poland about in end of March 2018. It is hard to say, due to we still working but time is against us. This is quite big project so our plans have to be flexible, and they are. ok, After NON STOP SOLO round the world and no assistance (in March 2018) we will make one more renovation and we will prepare boat for sailing with crew to make some regattas and expedition sailing. for expedition sailing we will be adding anchor with big winch on the bow and dinghy boat with crane at stern. ok, and now maybe the worst information for you (and we apologized for that) is new name of Sassy, previous one was Sofi and now the New Sassy will be called "CHIEF ONE" and it will be yacht prepare also for single handed sailing. We don't want forget about Sassy ( also Julianne, Cheeky, Wild, Sofi) so on the boat will be memorial and few pics of Sassy and Wild (we haven't any pics of Cheeky and Julianne in good quality). You can also follow/LIKE as on Facebook (I started adding English version of post) www.fb.com/ChiefOneExpeditions https://www.facebook.com/chiefoneexpeditions/ and on website (for this moment only polish version and only beta version) but it will be English as well but not now. (to much to do in the same time) www.chiefone.eu We still looking for major sponsor, it's not necessary but is it good to have, so you can write on privet message with this subject too. so warm regards Wojciech Madej, the Polish Sailor on SA.
  3. I will look for some pics in my archive to show you before and after, (also I ask my business associate, maybe he has got something too) that door are watertight for collision bulkhead I think that Alex (fom NZ) had made it before he was sailing in Arctic. We want keep it and make it 100% waterproof. I will put more updates but now we are still in process so in this moment is not to much to show you. We are making everything in the same time, inside, outside, deck, mast and rigging so it's going pretty slow.
  4. I did sandblast and put there one layer of epoxy paint. I'm not sure it was the best idea with painting, but now is to late to talk about it.
  5. I'm glad that you enjoyed of this pics In next month I will show you how looks hull (outside) but today we still working on it. and nowadays looks not as good as interior
  6. today, it's (almost) look like brand new
  7. So, I was talking with JIRI JUNEK, and he said that he took all of pics where you can see Sassy (exactly SY WILD) on Southern Ocean (Antarctica) here you are his website: http://www.goodlight-photo.com/en/photographer-jiri-junek/ he said that I can used it, so I'm very glad of that. and here you are few of his pics.
  8. Hi, few weeks ago I promised to do history of this yacht. so I found that information. I'm not sure for 100% about everything (which I put below) so If someone knows more please write in post or on my mail: wojciechmadej.wm@gmail.com THE HISTORY OF „SASSY”, MAXI 78 FT PALMER JOHNSON 1984 BY RON HOLLAND FOR DUTCH SCHMIDT. SASSY: 1984 – 2002 owner: Dutch Schmidt The legend of Great Lakes. The regatta sailing yacht which was many times the biggest race boat in regatta on Great Lakes. Regularly had started in regatta since 1984 until 2002 such as: - Port Huron to Mackinac Race (Bayview Mackinac Race) - Chicago to Mackinac Race - Bermuda Race Bet results for Sassy: Bayview Mackinac Race 1984 - 1st place and NEW RECORD OF REGATTA 1988 - 2nd place 1989 - 2nd place 1992 - 3rd place 2001 - 4th place Chicago to Mackinac Race 1984 - Royono Trophy (1st on finish line) 1985 - Royono Trophy (1st on finish line) 1990 - Royono Trophy (1st on finish line) JULIANNA: 2002 – 2008 owner: Izydor Ryzak 2002 - putting new mast in Sassy Marine LLC 2003 - crossing Atlantic, cruising to Poland 2003 - start in The Tall Ship Race with Polish crew 2004 - crossing Atlantic CHEEKY: 2008 – 2011 owner: Jim and Judith Lidgus 2008 – cruising from Great Lakes throw Panama Channel to Bremerton WILD: 2011 – 2015 owner: Alex Kafka 2011 – cruising from USA to NZ 2011 – general refit and preparing boat for Antarctic expeditions 2012 – cruising around South Pole (throw Southern Ocean) 2012 – cruising Ushuaia (Argentina) – Antarctic – Punta del Este (Uruguay) – Natal (Brazil) 2013 – crossing Atlantic to Spain 2013 – 2015 stay in Spain (in Cartagena and after that in Alcaidesa almost as abandoned ship, no-one on-board) (The black hole in history of Sassy in 2015 and 2016. Not to much information about yacht.) SOFI: 2015 - 2015 owner: Ilko Hristov Pavlov 2015 - using as a weekend cruiser in Gibraltar for short time SOFI: 2015 (november) – 2016 (november) owner: Greg Fisher sailing to Sardegna CHIEF ONE: 2017 owner: Ireneusz Chwołka (with business associate Wojciech Madej, it's me "Polish Sailor") 2017 – cruising from Sardegna to Poland from 04.2017 – we start magnificent general renovation THAT INFORMATION which you can see above I found. Also I found few information on few different brokers website which aren't truth for sure so we have to be careful what we can find in internet about this yacht. and again: I'm not sure for 100% about everything (which I put above) so If someone knows more please write in post or on my mail: wojciechmadej.wm@gmail.com
  9. yes, Alex Kafka was the owner of Sassy (WILD) probably between 2011-2013 (but I'm not sure). I was talking with him and now I'm waiting for final response.
  10. It was when Sassy had been Wild. and belong to somebody from New Zeland. They Was Sailing on Southern Ocean from New Zeland around (or almost around South Pole) and after that from Ushuaia to Antarctic and to Spain. ( I think so) I prepare pretty nice story of this boat but I have to translate it for you. So, how know, how is the owners of that pics, cos probably I need permission from them, need I?
  11. I would like use that pics (which I put below) I would like to show how Sassy/Julianna/Cheeky/Wild was looking in that days. so, probably I need a permission and now the question to you... could you connect me with the owners of that pics? you can write to me on my mail: wojciechmadej.wm@gmail.com
  12. yes, we was delivering it from Sardegna to Gdańsk (Poland) and on our last part we had 4 person in our crew. I think it will be possible even for 1 person!
  13. We will be sailing on the world. but not only race. We will be sailing in smaller crew (maximal 15 persons and minimal.... minimal crew will be very small crew (after our sailing test I will give you that response)
  14. it's to hard to have all of that sails, but as you said it's a bit expensive we will have: new main 133 sqm (dacron or aramid) new genoa 160 sqm (dacron or aramid) new gennaker (will be rolled, and we have to put some changes in top of mast) 290 sqm new inside jib 45 sqm (dacron or aramid) and we made refit of old sails: main (dacron) genoa superflanker (twin head sails) runner (spinnaker) storm trysail storm jib and we have got also old main (yellow one, that which you can see on pics from 1984) and 5 more sails. so we will see how fast will be! In our working schedule we've got sailing test in October. for sure I let you know how is going. and also in next week I will put some actual pics.
  15. no, it will be short length battens in main. bad?