Kissanga

Our message in a bottle has been found!

18 months ago, in MW174, we published a postcard written by the crew of Kissanga, who had thrown a message in a bottle into the sea during their Transpacific crossing at the equator. It has just been found in the Philippines, after drifting for nearly 8,000 nautical miles! 


 

Who: Francesco, Emilie, Matteo & Elisa, Moana, boat-hitchhiker
Where: Pacific Ocean
Multihull: Venezia 42
Facebook: Kissanga Sail

Just amazing! A few weeks ago, we received a message on Facebook from an inhabitant of the Philippines; he had just discovered, on a beach, the bottle we had thrown into the sea when we crossed the equator, while we were sailing between Panama and the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia. The children had decorated a bottle and prepared drawings, asking Neptune to give us some fish, favorable winds and currents. We had also added letters, in French but also in English, in which we introduced ourselves and added our contact information. What a surprise to receive the news that this bottle had been found 15 months later! In his message, Jovit Pomarej, the young Filipino, tells us that he spotted the bottle on 10 January at Mapanas Beach while night fishing for lobster with a headlamp. Perhaps Multihulls World readers have similar (beautiful) stories of a message in a bottle? Our family adventures on Kissanga have continued in Polynesia since then, sailing between the different archipelagos (Marquesas, Tuamotus and Society Islands), and we never cease to be amazed…

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