S/V WEREDA                                                      ... to sail freely all the Seas ...

Sunset over Clear Lake, Texas as seen  from Seabrook Marina N-Dock*
*After hurricane IKE, the N-Dock no longer exists.


   After some lengthy deliberations I have decided to move contents of this page to a new location:
             
http://www.wereda.blogspot.com
   Hopefully you will enjoy the new look, continuing stories of WEREDA voyages and lots of links to videos and albums documenting all the adventures. Sept.15.2014

 
WEREDA in her new coat of paint and with much needed improvements sets sails on the ten day cruise to the Bocas de Dragon in NW Trinidad.
(scroll way down to view all pictures)



Latest video: Sail of s/v DRAKAR

Carnival in Trinidad

Picture of Eagle Ray taken in 10ft of water in Green Beach, Vieques.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvgiLXvJrfY




On Saturday morning, March 13th, Wereda arrived at south shores of Puerto Rico. It was an afternoon when we finally docked at Ponce Fishing & Yacht Club.  Please click this link for Youtube video of Puerto Rico .




Time to move on. A final look at the Curacao as it disappears behind Wereda's stern. Check the Trip Log for latest entry and for latest pictures. http://janusz.posterous.com 

Follow this link to see the video about yet another great dive in Curacao:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rp8ISUn9fOU

Below is a link to an old vedeo of my encounter with the Manatees in Crystal River, Florida.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Okk9wMEyxaU

March 1st marked 200 anniversary of Fryderyk Chopin's birthday. It was celebrated here in Curacao with a great gala concert. It was sold out on the spot. A lot of folks, yours truly included, did not get tickets. Here pictured is a sculpture by Jolanta PAWLAK made specially for this occasion. 
Please follow this link to learn more about Curacao ties to Chopin:
http://www.fortchurchcuracao.com/ChopinindeAntillen.htm


During last week of February I had a visit from my Sister. She was glad to escape New Jersey's bitter cold.
We had a lot of fun snorkelling and touring the Island. Follow this link to see more pictures:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=21861&id=1686184086&l=e93df6bcb9
And this one for a 'Too Much Fun Underwater' video on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouovNF-uaR0


FIRST weekend of November Curacao held its Annual Heineken Regatta. But it is not just about beer or sailboats. Click on the link below to find more.
http://janusz.posterous.com

JOLANTA  Pawlak is a Polish born artist that lives here and her art is, by her own words, "inspired by Curacao". Visit these pages for closer look at Jolanta and her work:
http://jolantapawlak.extocuracao.com/gallery/page/site/2977.html

JAN Toeter is another Curacao inspired artist with Polish connection. He is Dutch but speaks fluent Polish (his wife Olga is Polish. What true love can do to your language skills...!). I was deeply moved by his disturbing drawings. Follow this link to learn more:
http://jantoeter.extocuracao.com/gallery/page/site/4068.html

CHECK HERE  http://aroundtheworldpl.blogspot.com/ To meet MIKOLAJ and PATI on their journey around the world.

Click here http://janusz-videos.posterous.com for videos from the passage and from Curacao.  LATEST ADDITION! "Awesome power of the Ocean"  and "Beached Pilot Whale" videos


WEREDA is a sloop rigged  sailing yacht built by S2 Yachts in Holland, Michigan to a A.Edmunds deisgn.  

She is 36 ft LOA and 28.25 LWL. Beam is 11.92 ft. Draft is 5.5 ft. Her displacement in pounds is 15,000 with a ballast of 6,000 lbs. Her total sail area is 632 sq. ft.  

If necessary, Wereda can sail under  35 Hp Volvo Penta auxilliary power.
Her diesel fuel tank is 50 Gallons and her potable water tanks are total of 80 gallons (30 +50 Gallons).
Since Fall of 2004 she has been undergoing refitting to prepare her for extensive cruising that is to begin in Spring of 2009. 


On May 2nd 2009 Wereda set sails for  Key West, Florida. Arrived at  NW Channel Green Buoy #1 at 2000 EST on Monday, May 11.  Entered   Channel  at 0600 on Tuesday morning and docked at Conch Harbor, Key West at 0920 after refueling at Shell Fuel Dock.

Wereda moved to King's Pointe Marina on Stock Island Wednesday, May 13.

May 17th Wereda  set sails in the direction of Aruba via the Windward Passage. Exactly 3 weeks to the day she made a landfall at Aruba. Plan is to stay here for a few more weeks which will include a trip to Venezuela to attend family festivities.
On August 6th, Wereda moved out of Renaissance Marina to an anchorage to await favorable weather window for the next leg of her voyage.
On Monday, Aug.10 we set sails for Curacao and arrived there after approx. 27 hours.
Original plan was to remain here for a month or two and sail to Puerto Cabello (approx.130nm) in Venezuela to cruize around Morrocoy Nat'l Park and outlying small islands. The uncertain situation in this beautiful country made me decide to stay put in Curacao. Wereda will remain here while I travel to England  for Christmas and New Year holidays and while I am in Poland for almost a whole month of  January.
Plans for sailing towards the Lesser Antilles will be made after my return to Curacao.
March 9th, 2010, Wereda set sails out of Curacao heading NNE to avoid Venezuelan Islands (regretfully), and on March 13th arrived at Ponce, Puerto Rico. From here we will sail East towards USVI.

It is mid June now and Wereda is already on the hard in Chaguaramas, Trinidad awaiting needed upgrades. Last 2 months were spent cruising US and British Virgin Islands and down the East Caribbean Islands chain, stopping at St. Martin's Marigot, Guadelupe's Deshaies, Grenada's St. Georges and finally at Chaguaramas, Trinidad and Tobago.
See related videos by clicking YouTube link at the top of the page.
E-mail: abram@wereda.com

 

WEREDA jest jachtem o ozaglowniu typu sloop. Zbudowana przez firme S2 Yachts in Holland, Michigan wedlug planow A. Edmundsa.
Dlugosc calkowita jachtu 36 stop (11 m).  Dlugosc linii wodnej 28.25 stopy. Szerokosc 11.92 stopy. Zanurzenie 5.5 stopy. Wypornosc wynosi 15,000 funtow a balast 6,000 funtow. Calkowita powierzchnia zagli jest 632 stopy kwadratowe (59 m kw). 

W razie potrzeby, Wereda moze plynac przy pomocy 35-cio konnego silnika produkcji Volvo Penta.

Wereda posiada 50 Galonowy zbiornik ropy (190 litrow) oraz 80 Galonowy zbiornik na wode pitna.
Od jesieni 2004 roku Wereda przygotowywana jest do dluzszych rejsow morskich ktore na dobre winny rozpoczac sie wiosna 2009.

2-go maja 2009, Wereda wyruszyla w droge na Key West na Florydzie. Po 9 ciu dniach przybyla do zielonej boi nr. 1, wejsciowej Pln.Zach. kanalu i odczekala do rana na wejscie do portu ze wzgledu na rekomendacje locji. Po zatankowaniu zacumowano w Conch Harbor a nastepnego dnia przeprowadzona zostala do King's Pointe Marina na pobliskiej Stock Island.
17 tego maja Wereda wyruszyla w kierunku na Arube  via Windward Passage.
Przybila do Aruby dokladnie 3 tygodnie pozniej.  Plan jest aby spedzic tutaj kilka tygodni oraz poleciec stad do Wenezueli aby zdazyc na uroczystosci rodzinne.             
6-tego Sierpnia Wereda opuscila Marine Reaisssance w Oranjestad i udala sie na niedalekie kotwicowisko aby oczekiwac na odpowiednia pogode by rozpoczac nastepny etap wojazu
W poniedzialek, 10tego sierpnia wyruszylismy z Aruby. Po okolo 27 godzinach zeglugi dotarlismy do wybrzezy Curacao..
Poczatkowy plan byl aby po spedzeniu niesiaca czy dwoch w Curacao przeniesc sie do Puerto Cabello, ok. 130nm stad, na wybrzezu Venezueli aby zwiedzac Park Narodowy Morrocoy  i plywac wsrod okolicznych malych wysepek. Niestety niepewna sytuacja w tym jakze pieknym kraju spowodowala ze postanowilem nie ruszac sie z Curacao. Wereda pozostanie tutaj podczas gdy ja spedze swieta Bozego Narodzenia i Nowego Roku w Anglii i niemal caly styczen w Polsce. Plany plyniecia w strone Mniejszych Antyli zostana ustalone po powrocie na Curacao.
9-tego marca 2010, Wereda opuscila Curacao kierujac sie na NNE aby (z zalem) ominac z daleka wyspy wenezuelskie ze wzgledu na szerzace sie akty piractwa. W sobote, 13 tego marca przybylismy do Ponce, w Puerto Rico. Stad bedziemy plynac na wschod w kierunku Wysp Dziewiczych.

Obecnie mamy polowe Czerwca i Wereda jest juz w Chaguaramas, w Trinidadzie, wyslipowana na lad oczekujac niezbednych usprawnien. Ostatnie dwa miesiace uplynely na zeglowaniu wraz z Mackiem po Amerykanskich i Brytyjskich Wyspach Dziewiczych oraz wzdluz lancucha wysp wschodniokaraibskich. Zatrzymywalismy sie w Marigot, St. Martin, Deshaies na Guadelupie, St. Georges na Grenadzie aby wreszcie zawinac do Chaguaramas, Trinidad i Tobago.

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