When we returned to NZ in Dec
      2008 we had the opportunity to
      purchase Lia Fal




Lia Fal was originally calle...
Once we knocked off the mussel reef , we
shook out her sails. Rig has been fully
overhauled and the sail wardrobe is worn
...
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Lia Fal - The First Solodamu Ship

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Lia Fal - The First Solodamu Ship

  1. 1. When we returned to NZ in Dec 2008 we had the opportunity to purchase Lia Fal Lia Fal was originally called La Ribauld. She is a 43ft steel ketch, French registered and launched in 1984. In 1995 she was purchased by Greenpeace in Tahiti and used in the Mururoa protests where she was seized by the French Navy. Shaun Naylor, one of the Greenpeace crew that crewed La Ribauld after the French released the vessels ended up buying and refitting her. Shaun is returning to the northern hemisphere and sold Lia Fal to Sailing for Sustainability. She needs quite a lot of TLC but promises to be a strong platform for us to use as training ship while we build the catamaran.
  2. 2. Once we knocked off the mussel reef , we shook out her sails. Rig has been fully overhauled and the sail wardrobe is worn but serviceable. Her motor is an old BMC that seems to run ok. Most offshore gear is onboard – SSB and VHF radios, liferaft, harnesses etc. An enthusiastic team of volunteers is bringing her back to life and we hope to sail her to Solodamu in June with Hibiscus and Ratbag in escort.

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