July 16, 2010
Saildance II in Miri
SaildanceII is owned by Peter and Virginia Dimsey. Peter is from Cheltenham (England) while Virginia is New York born. They had stopped over in Santubong and later in Sibu where they met up Philip Hii and Steve Ling and others of the SPS. Peter and Virginia also visited Bawang Assan and enjoyed the longhouse hospitality besides watching a mini-regatta.
SaildanceII was built in Southampton (England). Upon retirement 4 1/2 years ago the couple decided to sail around the world in their own Oyster(Yacht model). Naming the boat took some time but the name is truly a gem.
Saildance II flies the Marshall Island flag as it was registered there.
The Dimseys and their crew set sail on 16th July after having spent two weeks in Miri. They visited Mulu and the Niah Caves. They also took a day trip to Brunei and were very impressed.
The name of the boat and information that it was registered in Bikini of Marshall Islands at the back of the boat..
Virginia waving good-bye. Saildance is motorised out while still in the Marina and when it is on the sea the sails will go up.
While on Malaysia waters the SaildanceII will fly the Sarawak flag (bottom) and the Malaysian flag (above) as signs of respect for the country they are in.
Virginia is very friendly and has found a great friend in Honey Bee. Virginia and Peter love riding their foldable bicycles around in Miri and enjoyed the sun tremendously. They have developed a great liking for local organic vegetables and fruits! Before they set sail they saw and bought a giant pomelo.
Peter Dimpsey's Saildance II slowly being motorised out of the Marina Bay.
Hope that the wind will be good for them as they head towards Labuan - their next stop. Miri has been a good stop over for them.