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Postby SailingCoco » Mon 08 Apr 2019 2:25 pm

Hey everyone, hope you have all been well and that the weather in Cyprus is treating you better than the weather where we are!

Just thought we would give you and update on our journey! We just did our first overnight sail together and were greeted by the most amazing dolphins in the morning! Hope you enjoy :smile:
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Postby jofra » Mon 08 Apr 2019 5:35 pm

Enjoying the videos! Hope the weather stays good for you; more storms and flooding here!
Just a thought - if you tell us all the name of your boat, we could also follow your progress on http://www.marinetraffic.com..... ;-)
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Postby Soner » Mon 08 Apr 2019 7:11 pm

Hi Jofra, if you go to their website http://www.sailingcoco.com and click on the link at top of page: AIS-Live, then scroll down page you will see their location.
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Postby jofra » Mon 08 Apr 2019 7:59 pm

Thanks for that, Soner - I had visited their website but never spotted that bit at the top! :roll:
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Postby SailingCoco » Tue 09 Apr 2019 1:56 pm

Hi Jofra,

Sorry for the late reply, we have been having some internet troubles!
So glad you are enjoying and following the videos! We will keep them up as regular as possible!
As Soner said, the link is on the website but the boat details are:

Name: Coco
MMSI: 235081674
Call Sign: MZMX5

This should make it easier for you to track on Marine Traffic!!!
This only updates if our AIS beacon is switched on! Which is while we are sailing! ;-)

Hope to have a new video out within the next week!! Catch you soon.

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Postby SailingCoco » Sun 14 Apr 2019 2:53 pm

Hey guys! The journey continues, we finally enter the bay of biscay but have problems getting the boat to the med!! :?
However we should be in the med a bit quicker that anticipated, so if anyone has any suggestions of places to visit or anchorages by the South of France, we would love to hear any recommendations!!

https://youtu.be/DPfl5BBudEE

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Postby Bert » Sun 14 Apr 2019 3:47 pm

Good luck with the road trip and look forward to your next video
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Postby SailingCoco » Sun 14 Apr 2019 3:59 pm

Thanks Bert! :smile: We're both super excited now, we have a lot of exciting things planned for the med that we don't want to give away just yet 00))) which is the reason we can't sail it round to Gibraltar!

We would have both loved to have sail it round but unfortunately we haven't got enough time, but as you say we're sure the road trip is going to be exciting! The good thing is Alf's driving so I can be the drinker and he can be the driver!! |:) (:|

Glad you're enjoying the videos, thanks for your support! We love hearing from you fellow Kibkommers!! ;;))
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Postby Soner » Sun 14 Apr 2019 5:11 pm

Good luck with transporting the boat across land. Keep the sails up, might help them cross land quicker! Look forward to joining you guys in a few months.
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Postby SailingCoco » Sun 14 Apr 2019 6:29 pm

Hahaa we could become the new Peter Pan flying boat if we did that! Yes can't wait for you guys to come aboard! Hopefully we can offer you a cold Efes by then |:) (:|
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Postby jofra » Sun 14 Apr 2019 9:00 pm

"Canals..."
Typical insular englander (although a 'swallow' in TRNC), I never thought of other countries having canals (apart from Suez and Panama!), :roll: so please wake me up and tell me what sort of route (roughly) would you have followed if draft etc would have permitted?
Regardless, best of luck with the road trip!
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Postby SailingCoco » Tue 16 Apr 2019 9:29 am

Our original plan was to go through La Garonne which goes from Bordeaux to Toulous and then Canal Du Midi to get to Sete which is on the South of France. There are loads of canals that go through France and the guy who built our boat who we bought off had been through loads of them and recommended the idea to us. Was just a shame that Canal Du Midi was a bit too much of a risk for us!

Thanks for the road trip wishes! We will start that today and keep you updated!
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Postby SailingCoco » Sun 21 Apr 2019 12:54 pm

Hey Guys, just letting you know our next video is up! We are going to try and do 2 a week now so this is part one of our journey getting hauled out! Was such a shame to have to make that decision but we didn't want to let down the people we have coming out to see us soon!

https://youtu.be/61AMJos9LtQ

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Postby SailingCoco » Wed 24 Apr 2019 11:47 am

New Video Is LIVE!!

FINALLY!! We are back in the water and afloat.
Now its time to start slowing down and getting into the sailing way.
Wind, Fish & hopefully sunshine !!!!! ;-D
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Postby SailingCoco » Tue 30 Apr 2019 3:47 pm

Hey Guys!
This was our latest video on Sunday! We were trapped on land for the week because of the bad winds so we hired a car and visited the Grande Motte Boat Show to look at the catamarans 00)))

https://youtu.be/ZgH6lRGuM60

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Postby SailingCoco » Sun 05 May 2019 11:40 am

Hey Kibkommers!!

This week we finally get back sailing in the Mediterranean. We encounter a few minor engine problems and attempt to fish which doesn't go too well.

Could any of you share some fishing advice as we are newbies? We bought a new reel however we are still struggling to catch anything so far!

https://youtu.be/J8c0_JHcOoY

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Postby Soner » Mon 06 May 2019 5:49 am

Are you using any bait? Not that I know anything about fishing. I am sure some Kibkommers will be able to advise.
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Postby SailingCoco » Mon 06 May 2019 10:01 am

We've used two different lures so far!
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Postby SailingCoco » Sun 12 May 2019 10:32 am

Hey Guys!!
This week we head towards Marseille to let bad winds pass by and get some boat work done before we start having guests! 00)))

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Postby Soner » Sun 12 May 2019 11:15 pm

Looks like you already had a guest onboard, cat visit towards the end of your video. :lol:
Pity you hadn't caught any fish.
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Postby jofra » Tue 14 May 2019 2:13 pm

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Postby SailingCoco » Sun 19 May 2019 10:14 am

Hahaa wow that whale jump is incredible!! Maybe its a good thing we haven't caught anything yet :lol:

We were too busy fixing things this week to attempt to fish again!!
Here's the next vid :D

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Postby SailingCoco » Sun 26 May 2019 12:56 pm

Hey Everyone! This week we discover the best way to remove Red Wine stains!! We spend a night at anchor for the first time and get some fashion tips from Grandad!!

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Postby SailingCoco » Sun 02 Jun 2019 8:57 am

New video up on Youtube, Head on over and check it out. We hope you like it!!

https://youtu.be/NOMx0DXSKTE

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Postby SailingCoco » Sun 09 Jun 2019 9:34 am

This week Alf heads home and sails in the Solent with his Dad & Grandad - back to where the sailing started in Hayling Island.
Cey & her cousin Dania get invited to a screening at the Cannes film festival and find out what life is like living in the cockpit locker changing the gas bottle.
Alf also returns with an additional crew member, Matt. Who is the worst person to fly on a plane with.....
Also something breaks on the boat!!!!! AGAIN!

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Postby Bert » Sun 09 Jun 2019 11:17 am

Another Top video ....highlighting that toilets and girls, I mean technology and the fairer sex are not a good match....only kidding of course . Keep em Coming
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Postby Soner » Sun 09 Jun 2019 1:07 pm

Poor Alfie. Did Dania turn the lever the wrong way? A simple instruction, I know, but maybe you need to put a label on either side, shower left, toilet right. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby SailingCoco » Sun 16 Jun 2019 9:37 am

Hahaaa yes, you defo saw this one coming Bert!! You actually have a shout out on this episode!! Surely that's the worst of the problems now... Fingers Crossed!!!!!

It wasn't to do with the lever this time!! The joker valve needed renewing before Alf left but was picking up the part in London - BUT the toilet was still in working order, until the morning he came back! Moral of the story.. do the jobs straight away otherwise they get worse!!

Hope you guys enjoy the next video:

Boat + Broken Toilet = S#@?!Y PROBLEMS!! :roll: :lol:

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Postby SailingCoco » Mon 24 Jun 2019 6:56 am

Hey Guys!

New vids up! We visit the Monaco Grand Prix and get a little too tipsy!

https://youtu.be/dFNMA3t-f-w

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Postby SailingCoco » Sun 30 Jun 2019 3:05 pm

After two month of being in France, we leave to sail to Corsica! Our crew experience their first overnight sail and learn that cooking under sail can sometimes be a tad worrying!


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Postby SailingCoco » Sun 07 Jul 2019 4:51 pm

New Vid Up!!
We finally jump in!! Then struggle to get back on the boat!! :00ps



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Postby SailingCoco » Sun 14 Jul 2019 10:33 am

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Happy Sunday fellow Coco’ers we're back with another weekly sailing vlog instalment. This week we have a change of crew, Dania (Ceylan’s cousin) leaves us to head on home and return to London as she heads to Camp America for the next three months. Kev & Tina replace her and meet up with us in Corsica.
We sail through 30+ knot winds and Coco handles like a dream, although we didn’t catch much of it on camera, we battle through and find a nice sheltered anchorage!
We find a “pink beach” on the north coast of Sardinia but discover that no one is allowed to actually set foot on the beach.
After a trip to the fishing tackle shop we put 4 fishing lines trailing the back of the boat in an attempt to finally catch a fish. We will let you watch the video and find out what the outcome of that was.
Spending a good few tipsy nights at anchor we get our “chill” on and the crew is blessed with some homemade Alfie cooking.
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Postby SailingCoco » Mon 22 Jul 2019 7:13 am

NEW VIDEO IS LIVE!!!

Sailing Coco - S1E19 - Sardinia's Hidden GEM!

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We continue our adventure sailing around the Mediterranean with Kev & Tina, exploring Sardinia and discovering a little secret gem of Sardinia.
We get our snorkel gear on and head into the clear blue water of the secret gem and are gifted with a sunset sky full of great colours!
Again its the same old story of trying to catch a fish, I really don’t know what’s we are doing wrong!!! Someone please help! LOL
Our anchor gets put to the test surviving 30 knot winds and stays firmly held! Which was a dream!
We arrive at Olbia - Sardinia where we celebrate a crew members birthday! 29 years old!!!!!!
We celebrate in a nice swanky bar in the back alleys of Olbia, then to a nice restaurant overlooking Olbia harbour!
Kev & Tina unfortunately have to head back to the UK. The preparations begin for our crossing to Rome!

Again if you liked this video please give us a thumbs up and a subscribe!


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Postby SailingCoco » Mon 22 Jul 2019 7:02 pm

Hi Guys,

I hope all you fellow KibKommer's are well.

We are currently stuck in Athens with a few days of bad winds!
We thought we would check in and make sure you guys are well.

We hope you are liking our videos, if you would like to see anything different please let us know.
Any feedback is always welcomed.

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Postby jofra » Mon 22 Jul 2019 8:24 pm

Happy birthday to A, looks like a good one! Watching your adventure over the weeks has reminded me of a CSN track - Southern Cross - about sailing to Papeete and the Marquesas.....
One of my favourites tracks... :smile:
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Postby SailingCoco » Sun 28 Jul 2019 8:54 am

Thank you so much Jofra!! We googled the song and loved it!! You'll have to come onboard for a drink if we manage to make it to Cyprus by September!!

Our new video is out! We cross from Sardinia to the beautiful city of Rome!!

https://youtu.be/g5g238Fp6Cw

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Postby SailingCoco » Sun 04 Aug 2019 2:29 pm

This week our friends Robyn and Scott meet us in Porto di Roma and we take them around the Mediterranean Sea along the Italian coast. We give them a boat tour and teach them how we live in our little boat.

Meanwhile, Europe’s ‘Heatwave from Hell’ passes by and our poor friends suffer one of Europe’s hottest recorded temperatures for the time of the year!

https://youtu.be/kD76VV7lQqE

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Postby Soner » Sun 04 Aug 2019 4:21 pm

Can't wait to meet up with my daughter Ceylan and Alfie next week in Crete. Not seen them for 4 months, and missing them so much! Well done guys so proud of you. Enjoy!
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Postby SailingCoco » Tue 13 Aug 2019 6:03 pm

Yes it's been so nice spending time with the family celebrating Mum's 60th!

Next instalment is up! This week we were spoilt by the Dolphins and sunset and were reminded why we love sailing so much! Hope you enjoy ;-)

https://youtu.be/abRhpkd4NrE

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Postby SailingCoco » Sun 18 Aug 2019 3:29 pm

Happy Sunday guys, we hope you like this weeks video.
After exploring Palmi, we set off and head down towards Sicily, where things don't go according to plan.... in an attempt to leave the marina we have a little accident! Which means a short trip home and a visit to A&E

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Postby Bert » Sun 18 Aug 2019 9:25 pm

After your Palma vid I nearly threw my laptop in the pool . Such a hard life you guys are having ...... so so jealous still
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Postby SailingCoco » Sun 25 Aug 2019 11:16 pm

Hahahaaa sorry Bert!! We don't want to ruin your laptop!! :lol:

Better late than never! Just made it for our Sunday video upload! This week we struggle with no wind, no fuel, interruptions and thunderstorms on our desperate journey to reach Greek Island paradise!!

Spoiler alert - We make it!! And literally have the best relaxing day EVER!

Please give us a comment and thumbs up on our YouTube page if you enjoy it! It helps us out a lot

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Postby SailingCoco » Sun 01 Sep 2019 11:39 am

Sailing Coco - S1:E25 - Dodging Lightning Strikes
Ever dodged lightning strikes at sea?
We HAVE!!!

Check out this a weeks video, we hope you enjoy it!

https://youtu.be/z-k6dr3Ab5A

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Postby SailingCoco » Sun 08 Sep 2019 4:33 pm

Slowly motoring up under the Antirrio bridge we find ourselves docking up to a nice little concrete dock.
Well everything seemed nice at first…..

We went out for dinner had a nice meal went to bed and was woken up in the early hours of the morning by a couple of guys on the deck trying to break into our front hatch!

https://youtu.be/bjeqvPvM9-o

Click the link above to watch the events of this week!!

We will be visiting Cyprus over the next couple of weeks so we would love to arrange a meet up if anyone is around!
Hope you guys enjoy!

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Postby jofra » Sun 08 Sep 2019 6:50 pm

Patras/Corinth Canal - taking a short cut.... :smile:
Reminds me of the old "schoolboy howler" about Francis Drake's voyage around the world.... ;-)
We're in Cyprus now, and it's HOT!
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Postby SailingCoco » Sun 15 Sep 2019 1:04 pm

Hahaaa yes shortcut it was!! Going through the Corinth Canal was one of the moments we were most looking forward to when we started the trip! It definitely didn't disappoint!

Our videos are a bit behind and unfortunately we couldn't get the boat down to Cyprus as planned. We are now in Cyprus and loving the Island life and weather!!

** We will be popping into the George Pub in Girne this Friday from 6pm! If anyone's around, would be lovely to meet you guys!! **

Next video on the link below |:) (:|

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Postby Soner » Fri 20 Sep 2019 7:00 am

Today is the day. I believe some members have confirmed that they will be there on Facebook. I will be at the George with Alfie and Ceylan from 6pm. Looking forward to a fun evening.
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Postby SailingCoco » Sun 22 Sep 2019 9:02 am

Hey guys!! Was sooo lovely meeting Bert & fam on Friday!! And Jan and Mark last week!! Your support means everything and was so great to chat with you!!

Latest vid is now up! Taking a gentle sail down to Athens, we found ourselves tied up to a ferry dock as there were no anchorages and no berths available at any of the marinas. Luckily the dock security guard said we could stay for one night. So, with no hesitation we head off to TGI FRIDAYS and enjoy a well deserved drink and an evening on land with some nice food, something we haven’t done for over a week!

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Postby SailingCoco » Sun 29 Sep 2019 12:18 pm

Latest vid up on YouTube!! This week we explore the sea in Athens with Alf's mum and learn there is 100% no fish in the MED!! :lol:

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Re: Sailing Coco to North Cyprus - follow our journey!

Postby Samson » Sun 06 Oct 2019 9:10 am

[quote="SailingCoco"]Hey guys!! Was sooo lovely meeting Bert & fam on Friday!! And Jan and Mark last week!! Your support means everything and was so great to chat with you!!

Dear Old Bert .......always in there,ha. :lol: 00))) H:)) |:) (:| :oops:
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