2017 Transatlantic Voyage

Hi Meg-Followers,

We’ve decided to document our adventures upon SV Roaring Meg again this year, after taking a break from blogging for the European trip in 2016.

This year Meg and her Crew are embarking on a transatlantic adventure to join the America’s Cup regatta in Bermuda.  The adventure begins in Morocco where Meg was left ‘on the hard’ last year. After New Zealand wins the Cup (we are ever hopeful), we’ll steer Meg south to the Caribbean for some island hopping – including a trip to her original home of St. Lucia.

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Rough route for 2017 voyage

Follow the adventure as we make our way across the Atlantic and enjoy what Bermuda and the Caribbean have to offer, and finally leave Meg in the Southern Caribbean island of Grenada.

The Crew:

Noel McGuiganowner/skipper Roaring Meg, Ocean Yachtmaster

Noel spends his days in the quiet and picturesque French settlement of Akaroa on New Zealand’s Banks Peninsula (an hour from Christchurch).  He and his partner Sharon greet guests to their Beaufort House Boutique Hotel, and Banks House B&B along the road. When the winter descends, Noel makes his annual visit to his mistress of the seas – Roaring Meg.

Graham Reiher (G1)diesel mechanic and engineer, quartermaster and first mate

Former president of the New Zealand Coastguard and also an Ocean Yachtmaster. Graham has sailed on seven voyages with Roaring Meg over the years, including the St. Petersburg voyage of 9,000km in 2014.

Graham Ridding (G2)sound engineer and HAM radio operator

Graham has joined us from Wellington, New Zealand, as communications officer and is an experienced sailor. This is Graham’s first voyage aboard Roaring Meg.

Violeta Ocwzarekevents manager and paramedic

Sailor cadet seeking transatlantic sailing experience, Violeta is a trained paramedic in the German Fire Service (Feuerwehr, Deutschland).