October 2013

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A gift of fresh air

A gift of fresh air

It can be hard to get the imagination into gear when it comes to buying Christmas gifts. Suddenly it’s silly season and you’re planning a holiday and tying up end-of-year threads and the last thing on your mind is buying  thoughtful, perfectly-suited gifts for all the people in your life. That’s where Starsand gift vouchers come in really handy. A bit of adventure, a bit of novelty, great… read more

I do

I do

That’s what the groom-to-be said when his best man popped the question: want a bachelor party that’s out of the ordinary, a heap of fun, and won’t end with you being tethered naked to a traffic light? And so it was that 8 blokes came on board Starsand last weekend for a buck’s weekend with a difference. We sailed out of sight, got a bit hands-on with the sailing, tied a few knots (for… read more

Team building triumph!

Team building triumph!

You may recall I had a booking from a bunch of pen-pushers keen to do a bit of corporate team bonding. Well, let it never again be said that actuaries are boring. This group of 10 from West Perth really had me on my toes as I showed them the ins and outs of sailing a yacht, the finer points of rope work and the art of navigating in nautical miles. I fully expected them to retreat to the bar… read more

The islands are jumping!

The islands are jumping!

I know this, because I just took a sneaky reccy sail out towards Carnac, just to see what was going on. A dozen sea lions, FIVE separate pods of dolphins and some big soaring sea birds – looking more welcoming than ever I thought, or maybe I was feeling sentimental. I love the way they seem to lead the way out towards the great Indian Ocean island wilderness, as if showing off their home turf. read more

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