Why should you join the Tribe 🤔? – Only members of the Tribe will get to sail on board legendary HIR3. For free!!! – Only members will get an invitation for a monthly Tribal Council (all around Croatia) with free food & drinks🍽️😋!!! – Borrow books from our extensive sailing library (manuals, pilotbooks & narratives) – Members only lectures & presentations – Weekly sailing newsletter – Exclusive access to stories, videos and photo galleries – Read excerpts from a new book as it is being written and edited
And much more to come…
We’ll do our best to prepare the boat for the upcoming sailing season 2020. We plan to sail around the Adriatic, visit the best places and participate in the top regattas and events. HIR doesn’t have the luxuries of new charter yachts, but she compensates for it with personality 😎. Everyone knows us and we always receive a warm welcome wherever we go. Sometimes we even get free cold beers🍻😉!
How to join? You can Jon us on our Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/sailingtribe. The platform offers secure online payment. All you have to do is choose a membership level, click and pay🤑.
When to join? Now😉! If you join until the 1/1/2021/, you only pay for 10 months and you get 12 months worth of membership!😲👍!
“I am a citizen of the most beautiful nation on earth, a nation whose laws are harsh yet simple, a nation that never cheats, which is immense and without borders, where life is lived in the present. In this limitless nation, this nation of wind, light, and peace, there is no other ruler besides the sea.” – Bernard Moitessier
I’d like to introduce you to Nemo, Point Nemo. It’s a place, not a person, and it’s one of the (non)stops on our Round the World sailing adventure.
Point Nemo is named after Captain Nemo, from Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, and it is one of the poles of inaccessibility – meaning it’s one of the hardest places to get to on Planet Earth.
Point Nemo isn’t an actual ‘point’ as there’s no land there — it’s simply a spot in the ocean that is 2,688 kilometers (1,450 nm) from the nearest land. Point Nemo is based at S48°52.6′, W123°23.6′.
If we pass Point Nemo at the right time of day, we’ll be closer to the astronauts in the International Space Station some 400km up in space, than any other humans on earth. In Latin, ‘nemo’ translates as ‘no man’ – which pretty much sums up how bleak this part of the world is!
In 1992, a Croatian-Canadian survey engineer called Hrvoje Lukatela used a geospatial computer program to find Point Nemo. He figured that because the Earth is three-dimensional, its most remote ocean point must sit the same distance away from three nearest coastlines. The area is also known as a “spacecraft cemetery” because hundreds of decommissioned satellites, space stations, and other spacecraft have been deposited there upon re-entering the atmosphere to lessen the risk of hitting any inhabited locations.
We are about to set sail from Poreč to Pula, then to Mali Lošinj and then… Bari, Cagliari, Ceuta, Tenerife, Mindelo, Cape Town, Freemantle, Melbourne, Wellington, Puerto Williams, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Recife, Horta, Gibraltar, Malta…