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"Being on Alvei for two seasons was a dream come true! You cannot find a more authentic way to live the life of sailor from many centuries ago. Even if sometimes it can be pretty hard, it’s totally worth it and makes it even more real. A great thanks to Evan, the Captain, for letting us share his world! During my second year, I had the chance to participate in HFJ. I will always cherish those memories of us anchoring in the small islands of Fiji, welcomed by the whole village, the Kava ceremony, flowers and huge feast. Knowing that we were there, not just as tourists, but to help and share the life of the villagers, made the whole experience unique."

"The best things for me were all the chances that I had to work with the local nurses, learning and exchanging knowledge with them, as well as sharing those 5 weeks with our Fijian crew, our new friends for life, who made us part of their life and families."

Kim Danielle Noiseux, Canada
AKA Kanuk the Ship Nurse.
Crewing on the Alvei.


"This year will be my 5th year crewing on her. My time on her is memorable and every person who can should jump at the opportunity. There are not many UNIQUE experiences left in the world but crewing or taking part in her extra curricular activities are one. I have sat on beaches with women and children sitting around just looking because they had never seen white men. I have given talks to their schools on what it is like to live in Australia and how I had children of their age in Papua New Guinea. To be surrounded with sea life, dolphins as far as the horizon. Dugongs in our wake. To be at sea and experience the night sky. Whales including a bull Sperm whale checking us out in case we had designs on his harem, dolphin fish (Mahi Mahi or Dorado {Spanish for gold}) jumping from wave to wave chasing flying fish - this is truly one of the great memories of my time at sea, being a guest at a thank you ceremony by appreciate villagers for supping their village with school books, tap water, medical help etc. These ceremonies cannot be experienced by tourists of casual visitors. Just being one of a crew who are making a difference."

"The GVI crew can do as much, or as little crewing as they wish, If they wish the time can be signed off as maritime sea time and Evan and the crew will train the in the ways of tradition square rig sailing. They can take this experience to other square rig ships around the world."

p.s. Peter Davey AKA PNG Pete is a 76 year old Aussie who has sailed every square rigger in Australia.



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