Baringo is a Wauquiez Pilot Saloon 43 foot sailing yacht designed by Ed Dubois. It is sailed and owned by us-Julia & John. We are in the process of doing a circumnavigation which started from Hong Kong in November 2010. Baringo is a comfortable cruising boat- see pictures. We have owned her since 2001. From 2002-03 we took a sabbatical and cruised around Asia from Hong Kong to Phuket via Singapore and then across to Borneo, around the top and then onto the Phillippines and back to HK. We have done several South China Sea Races.

Baringo alongside in Shelter Cove, Hong Kong

in the Philippines

Start of the South China Sea Race 2010

In the boatyard at Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, Kellet Island

The saloon- note the large ‘windows’

arc2012 approaching Rodney Bay after 19 days at sea

arc2012 approaching Rodney Bay after 19 days at sea

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Baringo off BoraBora yacht club, French Polynesia.

A new Baringo November 2019.

Our new Baringo (the third) is a Dufour 405. A standard boat, 10 years old and much simpler than our our old Baringo but she will be sailed only in the Mediterranean Sea with same crew, a little older and hopefully a little wiser!


8 Responses to About

  1. sue bleach says:

    Lovely to hear from you. Thanks for letting us know you’re off and i have read your account of the trip to Singapore – sounds a bit hairy!! Do let me know where you will be for Xmas so we can raise a glass to you. Very good luck and keep clear of the west of the Indian Ocean! Much love Sue and Nige

  2. Paul Harris says:

    Congratulations on getting through the Gulf of Aden and the revolution in Yemen!

    Best wishes

    Paul, Helen and Arthur

  3. Charlotte Lam says:

    Thank you for your Aruba postcard. You two look very sweet in your blog. We all wish we could be there with you. Will you sail back to Hong Kong. We all want a ride on your boat to Sai Kung.

  4. arthur says:

    When did you arrive

  5. Ian Wormald says:

    Dear John and Julia,what an extraordinary voyage, memorable record and for me recent coincidence that we met at Jim’s service of thanksgiving at Melton on 27 Sept. I will pass your details to Roger Boyle and hope that you are reunited from mutual experiences in York. With very best wishes, Ian Wormald ianwormald@hotmail.com

  6. Ian Wormald says:

    As above and I have email roger.boyle5@btinternet.com and hope you link. Ian

  7. Graham Layer says:

    Julia and John, What an extraordinary adventure you have had – despite all the tricky restrictions now and indeed of a different nature over the years gone by. We wish you well for a somewhat bizarre festive season and a healthy and exciting 2021 on Baringo III. It was great to receive your Christmas wishes but clearly cannot send you our greetings that way with you at sea again, so hence this contribution to your virtual site. All best, Graham and Jenny

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