Tradeaboat Columns

Don McIntyre’s Column “Ocean Adventures” is published every month in the “Tradeaboat” Magazine

468 time to bugger off Life flies, so don’t let it slip by or you may just regret it 

467 Cook, Bligh, d’Urville … and meSEARCHING FOR THE ASTROLABE’S MISSING ANCHORS AND HANGINGOUT WITH THE RICH AND FAMOUS AND NOT-SO FAMOUS IN FIJI

466 A simple adventure, bigtimeSIMPLE IN CONCEPT, THE 2018 GOLDEN GLOBE RACE RE-ENACTMENTHAS ATTRACTED WORLD-WIDE ATTENTION AND IS BEYOND THE POINTOF NO RETURN FOR THE ORGANISERS … ME!

465 Tooth hurtyIT’S DENTIST TIME, and IN CHINA this IS ANALOGOUS TOBOATBUILDING – YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR

464 IT’S OFFICIAL! 2018 GGRDetails on the concept of the 50th Anniversary edition of the 2018 Golden Globe Race.

463 ANOTHER VOYAGE OF MADMEN!20 years evolving from a personal adventure to a 50th Anniversary 2018 Golden Globe Race

462 COLD DEADLINESVoyaging to Antarctica on a 3 star Russian ship can really be fun after ten years on a 5 star!

461 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TO MEYes I am still alive!!…and having fun.460 Merry Christmas… I’m Crazy!CRAZY – PATSY CLINE SANG IT, DON CONTINUES TO DO IT. WHAT’S ITLIKE? DON LOOKS AT THE LITERATURE AND DECIDES IT’S JUST LIFE

458 SHOULD I OR SHOULD I NOT?That is the question, if your’re procrastinating for the chance to circle the globe in my voyage of imagination grand adventure. Here’ some advice.

457 VOYAGE OF IMAGINATIONThe plan the boat and the logistics are in place. All Don needs now is crew to fulfill his next sailing adventure. Is that you?456 WANTED! YOUTH CIRCUMNAVIGATORDon has a cunning plan to celebrate his forthcoming 60th birthday.

455 THIS BOATING LIFE It’s the life for me, the good and the bad, so get aboard and chase your dreams

454 BRING IT ON Meet my new crew for our next wreck-diving adventure in the tropical waters of Tonga

453 Mother and SonThere are big events in all our lives that we remember forever. I just had one

449 TRAILER BOAT ADVENTURES Adventure boats come in all sizes, even trailer-boats, says Don, MEDIVAC, IKI.

448 LIFE”S EXPECTANCY Don realises life isn’t long enough to cram in his bucket list of adventures. MAYDAY.

447 VULCANS FORGE It’s a red hot adventure on Tonga’s Tofua Island

445 SHIVER ME TIMBERS! At last, a dream becomes a reality for Don and co, searching Davey Jones’ Locker for historical relics in the South Pacific

444 TONGAN TRIBUNALS Don appeases some very unhappy Tongans and dispenses some pearls of wisdom for those of us confronting a personal terror that’s actual or mental

443 CHALLENGES IN TONGA One person’s picnic can be another’s adventure..BLUE BASE

442 LIFE IS A GAMBLE Don is packed and off to Tonga for a new chapter in his life’s adventure

441 NOT ME? Office workers know only too well the ramifications of a computer meltdown and no backup. It’s finally Don’s turn to go through this modern-day affliction before getting into some “island” towing cloud 9.

440 MY MAN! Don reveals the influence English boating adventurer David Scott Cowper has had on his life

439 WANT TO BE AN EXPLORER DON MCINTYRE announces a once-in-a-lifetime offer to sponsor two young people on a 10-week dive adventure in Tonga

438 A REAL LIFE IN REAL TIME It’s time to pull your head out of the virtual sand and get back into the real world, says DON MCINTYRE

437 SOUTHERN OCEAN RESQUEDON MCINTYRE relates the January rescue of French solo-sailer Alain Dulord in the Southern Ocean and asks: “Who pays?”

436 CULTURAL VANDALISM IN TONGAAn open letter to the people of the Friendly Isles

435 GAME ON! Wreck diving and filming documentaries are in store for Don and crew this year, in the interim Don is keeping ICE safe in a hole for cyclone season

434 DREAMS HAPPEN A student of Don McIntyre’s dreaming, Tobias Fahey, 26, is attempting a quest to become the fastest Australian to complete a solo non-stop and unassisted global circumnavigation in the 50-foot yacht Sea Quest

433 LIVE LIFE LARGE It feels good to be alive folks, it’s cheap in some parts of the planet

432 SHARK ATTACK Paradise one day, survival the next. Don recounts that day last month, when his crewmember Kylie Maguire survived a shark attack in Tonga

431 SURF WRECK AND REEFS In the hunt for shipwrecks, ICE narrowly escapes becoming a statistic herself after striking a coral reef, but Nirvana quickly returns on a classic surf day

430 MEGA TONGA Still in Tonga, the crew on Ice are doing it tough — bodiless fish, castaway survival and missing treasure — but they wouldn’t be anywhere else

429 A LOST ARTLife time of adventure award. Don reveals that there is a plan to removing compulsory sextant training for commercial Ship’s Masters — what would Bligh think

428 AND THE BAD NEWS IS Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong — is also an aphorism of the cruising sailer, not just Murphy’s…and don loves it!

426 CRAZY CREW Don is at sea again, this time in Fiji, with a new crew on a treasure hunting adventure

425 MAKE YOUR OWN LUCKDon hints at more adventures in Tonga and goes on a long road trip through the southern states, picking-up a hitchhiker along the way

424 RESPONSIBILITY IT”S YOUR CALLWhether you’re a five-star explorer or a crazy do-or-die adventurer, risk-tacking can involve putting the lives of others at peril. DON MCINTYRE says it’s best to play by the rules

 

423 WHY DID I DO IT? DON MCINTYRE reveals his purpose in life, where adventure and experiences reign above the comforts of modern consumerism 

422 FOR KIDS SAKE Don is back in marine suburbia with liveaboard families as neighbours, reminding him of the early life of one solo sailor, Jessica Watson

421 TURNING A NEW LEAF Don knows the power and sway of books. But his latest find is right up there with the best-ever reads…

420 WHERE FOR ART THOU DON Don says questioning dreams will either stop you in your tracks or see you constantly cruising the globe

419 PARADISE LOST Trade-a-Boat deprived DON MCINTYRE and crew remain marooned in the Pacific and it’s not all paradise, but there’s time for plenty of varied reflection and words of advice.

418 BATTLE FOR TARAWA Engine woes have Don and crew marooned on Tarawa Atoll in the Pacific. Sadly, it’s not that idyllic a place…

417 SELF RESCUE Don loves adventures and gets one when his motor dies a long way from anywhere in the Pacific Ocean, lost at sea, crayfish and risk.

416 DON”S PARTY The people you meet. Don and crew spend six weeks in Palau and mingle with a disparate but likeminded bunch of cruising adventurers

415 POTS OF GOLDHaving realised their cruising dreams, some adventurers simply walk away and leave a bargain

413 GOING SOFT Instead of a starvation diet or shivering in polar climes, Don opts for all-out luxury in his forthcoming Pacific Ocean expedition

412 POLES APART Three tales from the South Pole: one tragic, one almost tragic, and another safely averted

411 THINGS HAPPEN! Do things and rewards will follow. Don details his new high-seas boating adventures from the tropical Philippines to Antarctica

409 CIRCUMNAVIGATORAustralian sailor Alex Whitworth keeps company with bluewater sailing elites such as Chichester, Knox-Johnston and more

408 EGGING YOU ONDon rates adventures like he does eggs — soft, medium or hard, Young Endevour,Meaning of life.

407 THE ICE MAN COMETHSteam power, Sir Ernest Shackleton, Captain William Bligh, Jessica Watson, expeditions, new boat, shipwrecks… this is the current state of DON MCINTYRE’s passionate life

406 CONCRETE BOATS Jester challenge, crew for around the world, oldest solo, Mary Anne Stresau

405 JUST DO ITDon id Back after the Bounty voyage a lot thinner but still keeping the Dream Alive

401 MUTINY ON THE BOUNTYDon loses half his Talisker Bounty Boat crew, but quickly finds replacements and is a hit in Tonga

400 HIGH ACHIEVERSAs this 400th edition of Trade-a-Boat hits the stands, Jessica Watson is heading home, and Don McIntyre is about to sail across the Pacific Ocean in an open boat

399 MUTINY ON THE BOUNTYThe harsh reality of repeating Captain William Bligh’s brilliant feat, of crossing the Pacific Ocean in an open boat, strikes down the crew after one day of training

398 WHALE WARSOur seasoned deep-south sailor is caught in the thick of the whaling wars in Antarctica

397 YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS Our man Don, master adventurer and inspiration to all, is seeking youthful new crew to sail forth this year

395 INSIDE RUNNING ON JESSICA WATSON. Our seasoned adventure writer is backing teen solo-sailor Jessica Watson and her quest to be the youngest past the post

395.THE MAKING OF ICE Don McIntyre’s Dream Expedition and dive support ship.

 

Featured Articles

422  BOUNTY BOAT MADNESS Four strangers, 4000 miles, one open boat, limited rations and water, no charts, no modern nav gear, and no toilet paper. Welcome to Part I of DON MCINTYRE’s re-enactment of Capt William Bligh’s 1789 journey from Tonga to Timor. Oh, and just for authenticity,throw in a mutiny

423  ALL AT SEA Part II of Don McIntyre’s re-enactment of Capt William Bligh’s 1789 journey from Tonga to Timor, through the eyes of crewman DAVID WILKINSON.