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Sailing on S/V Sea Sparrow

Sailing on S/V Sea Sparrow

My 1st vessel is a dinghy. . S/V Sea Sparrow. Walker Bay 8 with performance sails, 2003.

1st sailing course was self taught from a book, rigged and launched at Punggol end beach.

1st sailing adventure, from Punggol to East Coast, but only made it as far as Changi.

1st crew, Monique on my 1st night sailing. Impromptu picnic at Coney Island.

1st landing at Sentosa was an unauthorized gate crashing on the very popular sandy beach with Poh Ling.

1st experience at being rescued by MPA, for making circles at port entrance to container port.. .. 😮

Eleanor, Cape Dory Typhoon Weekender, 75

Eleanor, Cape Dory Typhoon Weekender, 75







My 2nd vessel.. S/V Eleanor, a Cape Dory Typhoon Weekender. Built in 1974, and I brought her into Singapore in 2004 from Alameda, CA.

  • 1st solo overnight trip, Punggol Marina to Raffles Marina, via East Coast beach.
  • 1st 2-3metre choppy waves experience off southern SG islands.
  • 1st cross border trip to Sebana. MPA was reluctant to grant port clearance ( cos they didnt think its really a boat that could make the distance! Hah! )
  • 1st attempt to go solo to Tioman… turned back after 12hrs out, cos I got bored and didn’t want to continue.
Yakuni, Ocean Kayak, 05

Yakuni, Ocean Kayak, 05



My 3rd vessel.. HP/V Yakuni… HP for human-powered… :))

  • Its tasted the waters of Singapore, Pangkor, Langkawi, Chalong Bay, PhiPhi Islands, Phang Nga Bay, Krang, Sebana, Tioman, Aur.

    HP/V Yelli

    HP/V Yelli





My 4th vessel.. HP/V Yelli. Bought it becos I left Yakuni in Singapore and needed a personal shore boat on Calliste for our cruising the Pacific Northwest.


9 Responses to “Captain Lang”

  1. 1 aleta
    May 17, 2009 at 3:12 am

    i loved the photos of your cats and the stories of each one.
    Thanks Lang, your a wonderful person……

  2. May 19, 2009 at 12:57 pm


    Thanks for dropping me a mail at sgcats.

    You have a great website. Cannot believe you are canoeing!

    Keep in touch and join many animals networking at multiply and facebook.

    You can find and add the Group Links eg; cats welfare club, metta cats and so on via my website at :-

  3. October 21, 2009 at 6:35 am

    Eleanor is a lovely boat. I gave up the ideal of purchasing a boat after I met my wife who get seasick. Maybe I should consider getting a boat in future. How much you paid for Eleanor?

  4. 4 funvinyldecals
    October 22, 2009 at 3:57 am

    Thanks for writing to me. I love to hear from people who read my blog.
    I get seasick too.. usually at the beginning of a voyage. I be okay after the 1st day. There are medicine that are very effective for curbing seasickness, and natural remedies work very well too. Like ginger and assam. I always like a Maggi assam noodle on the 1st day out. It helps alot.

    S/V Eleanor was purchased in the US for USD$2K in 2004. It was so cheap because it needed alot of equipment repairs and new sails. Currently, she could be worth USD$6K. If you are interested… Eleanor might be for sale in future.. 🙂

  5. 5 Clifford Friesen
    December 29, 2009 at 5:37 am

    Thanks for the email. Who is left at Sebana?
    Anchoring Eleanor:
    I think you could do away with the PVC pipe and just have your “snag line” attached to where your chain starts/attached to rode and have the float on the end. You could then haul the chain and anchor into the cockpit and put it into a plastic bucket. The snag line, chain and anchor could be stored where ever.
    When you wanted to use it bring it our and shackle it all to the anchor line that runs up through the bow roller and back to the aft lower shroud. You let the anchor out slowly and once the chain is gone, let it go and the rode would swing from the bow, back up and dig in once it is let out. To retrieve, haul in the fibre rode until you can catch the snag line by moving forward with outboard or oar and take the weight of it with sheet winch or by hand. Haul up and put in plastic bucket, remove rode and attach to lower shroud or some area aft.

    Hope this make sense.

    You asked.

  6. 6 Shaun
    March 21, 2010 at 4:29 am

    Hi there, I was just surfing and came across this site.

    I’ve some experience in sailing, and always aspired to one day own my own boat (not a glamourous mega yacht, but a creaky and reliable sailboat that I can break and repair myself) and sail at my leisure. Interested to know how you got started. If you ever need a crew or extra hands, Ill be willing to help and learn along the way!

  7. 7 Carl
    April 20, 2010 at 2:56 am

    I’m currently living in Taiwan and am looking to purchase a yacht for sailing around Taiwan and its offshore islands, and then further abroad. It’s very difficult buying a secondhand sailing yacht here and so the next best option is to look further afield. Was wondering if you know of, or could direct me to anyone with info on a secondhand yacht in Asia that I can sail back to Taiwan. I’m looking for a 25 to 30 footer that can also be sailed solo if needbe.

    Thanks in advance…love the Cape Cory by the way…would be an ideal boat…


  8. 8 Gurminder
    January 20, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Hi All,
    I am a Singaporean and plan to buy my first sail boat this July 2012 from US and sail it back. I’ve never sail out of Singapore before. I plan to cross the Pacific Ocean and making my stops at Hawaii, Guam, Palau and Sabah before being back here by Nov 2012. I am open to all advice and comments. Please advice me on what i should be ready for and paper work that i ready. Thank you all……


  9. 9 Gurminder
    February 2, 2012 at 6:53 am

    Hi Lang,

    i would love to get in touch with you…..i really need some good sailing advice from you.
    Do reply….thanks.


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