Gijs Sluik, Author at Tecla

Posts by Gijs Sluik

Beyond the trade winds

Yesterday we said goodbye to the Southern Cross. It faithfully watched over us for more than 6 months and kept...

Don’t count your chickens before they hatch… Tel je kippen niet voor ze uit het ei zijn…….Verkoop de huid niet voor de beer is geschoten…….

Don’t count your chickens before they hatch… Tel je kippen niet voor ze uit het ei zijn…….Verkoop de huid niet voor de beer is geschoten…….

Last week we made excellent progress through the S E trade winds. 15 knots of steady breeze saw us running...

Hope, Faith, and Prosperity

These where the names of the three lanterns carried at the stern of the big Indiamen some 300 years ago....

Needs must… as the devil drives

Needs must… as the devil drives

Bam Needs must… as the devil drives Not a positive saying, to some maybe offensive, I find it brilliant! Never...

There’s a place called Africa… many miles away

There’s a place called Africa… many miles away

As Lee Scratch Perry blasts through the Wonder Boom, the Scania dully pushes us forward towards this great continent. The...

Under the cover of darkness

Under the cover of darkness

Eleven months and a good 20000nml later the Tecla sails back in to the eastern hemisphere. On her way to...

Trade winds in the Roaring Forties

Trade winds in the Roaring Forties

It seems there is no end to the westerly air flow so far. Sometimes a bit stronger, sometimes a bit...

South Georgia at last

For many years I wanted to visit South Georgia. It did not disappoint! We had trained ourselves for the bio...

Speedy Drake

We took Murray harbour as a short cut. Enki had christened the surveyed part “Tecla harbour”. Infect Enki and Will had sounded the place out on our last trip

Cabo de Hornos,

We headed out through the kelp forest and landed on the little beach. Payed our respects, got the passports stamped and got out of there! A fog bank was coming in from the east and it brought a little friendly breeze. Up went the sails and of went the engine! Its