The Battle of Navarino (Greece)

The Battle of Navarino (Greece)

The Battle of Navarino (Greece)   On shore the streets of Pilos were decorated with triangular pennants of British, French and Russian flags to commemorate the Battle of Navarino. In July of 1827, the Treaty of London provided that Greece should be autonomous, “but under the control of the Turks”, as the Greeks had been
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The Battles of  Cape Matapan and Actium (Greece)

The Battles of Cape Matapan and Actium (Greece)

The Battle of Cape Matapan (Greece)  In March of 1941, Admiral Cunningham in HMS Warspite was attempting to draw the Italian battleship Vittorio Veneto, flagship of the Italian fleet, into battle between the NW coast of Crete and Cape Matapan. Not having radar, he lost track of it, but not until after it was damaged
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Living the Dream in Retirement

Living the Dream in Retirement

Mission to Seafarers, Toronto Nov. 1, 2010 To:    Renaissance From:         Aubrey Millard Retired teacher District 16 Below please find an article I have written regarding my (our) retired lifestyle fulfilling our dreams of cruising and travelling around the world. I offer it in the hopes of motivating retirees, or those anticipating retirement to
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New Marina in Belize

New Marina in Belize

Sapodilla Lagoon, Belize March 5, 2012 To: Barbara Theisen, Editor, SSCA Commodore’s Bulletin From: Aubrey Millard, Veleda IV Re: Letters from Our Members Hi Barbara, We are cruising Belize and have just discovered a great hurricane hole here in Belize and especially the development of what is planned to be a very good marina in
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Veleda an Ontario 32 – Specifications

Veleda an Ontario 32 – Specifications

Hull Type:  Fin w/spade rudder Rig Type:  Masthead Sloop LOA:  32.00′ / 9.75m LWL:  26.50′ / 8.08m Beam:  11.00′ / 3.35m Listed SA:  481 ft2 / 44.68 m2 Draft (max.)  4.50′ / 1.37m Draft (min.)   Disp.  9800 lbs./ 4445 kgs. Ballast:  3977 lbs. / 1804 kgs. SA/Disp.:  16.86 Bal./Disp.:  40.58% Disp./Len.:  235.09 Designer:  C&C
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RV life in a 26 foot trailer compared with the Cruising life in a 32 foot sailboat

RV life in a 26 foot trailer compared with the Cruising life in a 32 foot sailboat

RV life in a 26 foot trailer compared with the Cruising life in a 32 foot sailboat Aubrey and Judy Millard have been full time liveaboards on Veleda IV, their 1978 Ontario 32 sloop, from July of 1998 to September of 2009, having done two Atlantic crossings, a year in northern Europe, five years in
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Ataturk’s Requiem

Ataturk’s Requiem

Ataturk’s Requiem   Those heroes that shed their blood And lost their lives You are now living in the soil of a friendly country Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies And the Mehmets to us where they lies side by side Here in this country of ours. You the mothers
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Our 16th anniversary!

Our 16th anniversary!

Port McNeil, B.C. July 3, 2014 Hi Folks, Today is our 16th anniversary of full time live aboard cruising! We left the Toronto Hydroplane and Sailing Club at 8:00 pm on July 3, 1998 in Veleda, for an overnight crossing of Lake Ontario to the Welland Canal, and are still cruising after over 54,418 nautical
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Itinerary for Sept. to March 2015/2016

Itinerary for Sept. to March 2015/2016

Itinerary for Sept. to March Aubrey and Judy will put Veleda IV away for the winter on Thetis Island in the Gulf Islands of B.C. on Sept. 20th. They will then go to Vancouver where they will catch the Statendam, a Holland America Line cruise ship, for a 30 day cruise to Singapore, visiting several
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Living the Dream – A Comparison of Lifestyles

Living the Dream – A Comparison of Lifestyles

Living the Dream – A Comparison of Lifestyles of Liveaboard Life on a 32 foot Sailboat and Full Time in a 28 foot RV Judy and Aubrey Millard retired and sold their house in Toronto in 1998 and have been living full time in their Ontario 32 foot sailboat, or part time in the past
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