Here is a link to our interview by Dr James Ellingford regarding our journey aboard Southern Star
Roaming Expert is our new data provider that we wish we would have known about 3 years ago! We now have instant data service when we reach a new country we no longer have to go and find the local phone/data provider, buy the sim card, go through the hassle and stress of setting it up and get it working to hotspot to our laptops and other devices. We are so impressed with not only the product, but also the seemingly instant service we have received from the staff. We are so happy with the service we highly recommend it. It is as easy as inserting the sim card, some very simple set up steps that even we non technical oldies were able to manage! You can find more information at their website below.

RoamingExpert – Flexible mobile roaming voice and data solutions built specifically for the yachting industry. 


 James Ellingtons version of Southern Star's and Oda's  assistance to Stormvogel in the Coral Sea




AIS Monitoring of Boats

  • - this site monitors boats with AIS (Automatic Identification System)  all over the world (currently doesnt include Indonesia)




  • - Maritime law, also called “Admiralty law” covers the relationship between private individuals or entities involved in maritime, seagoing or ocean-based commerce.  It includes sailors, fishermen, ship workers and passengers of vessels operating on the oceans. I was requested by Mark Thompson senior awareness coordinator for Maritime help to post the link to the website here.



Other boats blogs:    Peter and Heidi from the German sailing Yacht "Stormvogel" this is an amazing website - be sure to check out the videos - the scenery is stunning and the music is composed by their youngest son, it is truly moving.
Boat supplies/chandleries: -  We are a family run store in Buffalo, NY and have been serving clients World Wide with an extensive list of products and services to both sail and power boaters alike. Our current location incorporates a 3000 sqft Sail loft with over 8,000 sqft of retail, service and outboard repair floor space. We also offer a full in-house marine, architectural rigging and spar facility.