Yesterday, Dr. Peter Perez, IRG's Medical Director, joined TANDEMEER to support our relations with local hospitals to set up a line of donated medical supplies for our mission in the Caribbean. We have a lot of repairs to make, including almost all the potable water, bilge and sump pumps, the invertor blew up (!), our starboard main jib sheet winch shattered a gear (pretty important), all our supply of engine belts were shredded or stretched, bulbs blew out and of course we have a lot of other general repairs to make - none of which is unusual when recommissioning a boat that's been on the hard for a while.

The cruise from Morehead City to Fort Lauderdale was conducted in strong winds with reefed sails, sometimes no more than a handkerchief-size of the roller-furled jib showing, very lumpy seas and hard work at the wheel 24 hours a day because we don't have an autopilot. Overall, very hard cold work in the cockpit, but the relief on reaching warm weather was palpable!

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Preparations for voyage to Bahamas, Haiti and Cuba this winter

Started by Sequoia Sun. Last reply by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG Oct 10, 2015. 4 Replies

Tandemeer is safe and happily at her new home port dock at Village Creek in South Norwalk after a wonderful sail from NYC and a day sail on Long Island Sound last weekend. Here we will be working on…Continue

Call for crew and Open Boat on Tandemeer

Started by Sequoia Sun. Last reply by Sequoia Sun Sep 8, 2014. 2 Replies

Ahoy sailors and friends of IRG, Tandemeer will be sailing from Philadelphia to NYC soon, expected departure date this Wednesday or Thursday, arrival in NYC on Friday or Saturday Sept 12 or 13, with…Continue

Tandemeer News and updates

Started by Sequoia Sun. Last reply by Sequoia Sun Sep 8, 2014. 9 Replies

Tandemer has a new transmission... Yesterday Dave Turpin and John Paula helped me bring the new transmission on board by hand, dinghy and halyard, today we being the installation and soon comes the…Continue


Started by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG. Last reply by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG Jun 27, 2014. 1 Reply

We're setting up TANDEMEER for the purpose of humanitarian aid. This means that we may not be bringing her up to full "Yacht finish, Bristol-fashion", but pretty close for crew comfort. As she's been…Continue


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