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Toy Pirate Ship Crossing Atlantic Coming to Ambergris Caye #547796
01/27/21 11:17 AM
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A toy pirate ship, named Adventure, was launched by two young brothers from Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Please lets help the 2 boys from the UK that they can continue their adventure. The playmobil boat started in Great Britain, crossed the Atlantic, stranded in Honduras, was found, put back into the ocean and is now only hours away from Ambergris Caye.

If it runs ashore we would need to put it back into the ocean that it can catch the strong currents which will pull it North, passing Cancun and then in the stream back across the Atlantic to Europe.

"Adventure 2" has a GPS tracker which makes it easy to find. It´s such a cool adventure from two little pirates who explore the world with their playmobil boat. Please share where ever you think it makes sense.

UPDATE- AMBERGRIS CAYE ETA

With 22 miles to go from midday, assuming she continues on a 305 degree heading at 1.8 knots, she will beach north of San Pedro at approximately 02:00 tomorrow UTC our time - which is 8pm tonight in San Pedro..

Here the link to the GPS tracking:

https://track-adventure.squarespace.com/
https://www.facebook.com/tdajp/posts/226086399193786

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Re: Toy Pirate Ship Crossing Atlantic Coming to Ambergris Caye [Re: Marty] #547806
01/27/21 02:41 PM
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San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye...
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We are tracking and hoping to intercept upon arrival - but guess what, we have an 8pm curfew and have to be off the streets and beaches. Will update as news comes in. The moon is bright, almost full so some lucky person will find the boat we hope. We plan to hold it til the winds ease up then set her back on her way out at sea.

Re: Toy Pirate Ship Crossing Atlantic Coming to Ambergris Caye [Re: Marty] #547813
01/28/21 05:20 AM
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Mission accomplished boat found!

Seaduced By Belize: We were on a little mission to rescue a little pirate ship that set sail from Scotland. The boat will be put back out to sea in a couple days to continue its journey.





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Record Breaking Toy Pirate Ship Sails The High Seas To Belize

Worried that the toy ship would have trouble crossing the barrier reef, or even the fear of being destroyed, a group of islanders decided to head out to sea and greet the ‘Adventure 2’. After traveling for about two hours, ten miles out to sea, against very high winds and swells of up to 8 feet, they greeted the toy ship and brought it to town. WOW! It was an exciting time to give the brothers the good news that their adventure ship was safe in Belize.

“Ollie and Harry want to say a big thank you to everyone in Ambergris Caye,” stated their post on their Facebook page. We want to sincerely thank everyone that is getting involved and we hope for good news in the next few hours. Thank you everyone! What amazing kind people live in Belize! Hello from Scotland!”

The Adventure 2 will now spend a few days here in Belize while it awaits the right currents that will steer it up Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and into the Gulf of Mexico. In the meantime, the ship will be polished and prepped to be launched with much fan fair by island residents who are very excited to be part of this amazing adventure.

Click here to read the rest of the article in the Ambergris Today

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Re: Toy Pirate Ship Crossing Atlantic Coming to Ambergris Caye [Re: Marty] #547822
01/28/21 06:31 AM
01/28/21 06:31 AM
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Cool!!

Re: Toy Pirate Ship Crossing Atlantic Coming to Ambergris Caye [Re: Marty] #547848
01/29/21 09:58 AM
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Very cool!

Re: Toy Pirate Ship Crossing Atlantic Coming to Ambergris Caye [Re: Marty] #547849
01/29/21 10:02 AM
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That is awesome!

Re: Toy Pirate Ship Crossing Atlantic Coming to Ambergris Caye [Re: JayinOhio] #547855
01/29/21 12:19 PM
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Well done, great rescue, hope it makes it back home to Scotland.

Re: Toy Pirate Ship Crossing Atlantic Coming to Ambergris Caye [Re: Marty] #547857
01/29/21 04:01 PM
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RECORD BREAKING SAILBOAT ADVENTURE II RESCUED OFF THE COAST OF BELIZE

Race Against the Sun

Ambergris Caye, Belize January 2021 – Two days of intense communications between Belizean Tacogirl.com and Roland Rumm of Rolands Garden Guesthouse in Guanaja, Honduras culminated with a pulse-raising “race against the sun” to rescue the record breaking Pirate Ship ADVENTURE II on January 27, 2021.

By 10 am that morning, it became clear to Rumm and Tacogirl.com that the ADVENTURE II would definitely be heading to Ambergris Caye with an anticipated arrival time of 730 pm and a landing location of 10 miles north of San Pedro Town. Tacogirl.com alerted the Belize Sailing Center (BSC) which immediately organized an armada of sailboats to intercept the tiny vessel before it crashed and was destroyed on our Belize Barrier Reef.

However, by 2 pm the extremely windy and rough sea state coupled with the country wide mandated 8 pm curfew were deemed too difficult for a sail boat rescue. The ADVENTURE II's onboard GPS device indicated that the ship was approximately 10 miles off shore, so a motor boat was needed to complete the rescue mission. Seaduced By Belize's Captain Elito Arceo was enlisted to carry the 5 person rescue crew the approximately 8 miles in 6' to 8' swells to locate the wayward toy ship.

Armed with a GPS tracker operated by crew member Al Domescik of Keller Williams and with coordinates updated via text Tacogirl.com to crew member Lara Goldman of 12 Belize, SEADUCED II began it's “race against the sun” search and rescue mission at around 3 pm. Smashing and crashing through the waves and despite unbelievable odds, ADVENTURE II was joyously located at around 445 pm. “I confirmed on the GPS tracker that we'd reached the appropriate coordinates, and when I looked up - BAM, there it was! What a thrill!” said Domescik. Video taken by Goldman shows the secure rescue of the craft by 8 year old crew member, Oceane Vigna Milner, who plucked it from the turbulent ocean.

The Belize Sailing Center is actively working with international hydrographers to determine the best launch date and method. Cindy Vigna, representative from the BSC explains “In order for the ship to successfully catch the Gulf stream back across the Atlantic, then we need to thread our way up past Florida. However, a creative solution to improve the keel is needed. This will allow the currents to set the course rather than easterly trade winds that may push her back ashore. We need modify this if A2 is to get back to its home with Ollie and Harry who started this adventure many months ago.”

While we await the final re-launch plan and date, and at the request of Ship owner Macneil of “The days are just packed” facebook page and father of the kids who started this amazing adventure, ADVENTURE II will be shown around Ambergris Caye in grand style. A full schedule of opportunities to view the ADVENTURE IIwill be posted on the Belize Sailing Center , 12 Belize and Tacogirl.com facebook pages as the schedule is completed, but the following dates are currently confirmed:

Sunday, January 31, 10 am – Belize Sailing Center – PRESS ONLY

Tuesday, February 2 – 9 am to 12 pm – Hol Chan Marine Reserve Office– Open to Public

Saturday, February 6 – San Pedro Central Park – time TBD

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Our littlest crew member, 8 year old Oceane Vigna Milner

Re: Toy Pirate Ship Crossing Atlantic Coming to Ambergris Caye [Re: Marty] #547870
01/30/21 06:17 AM
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Nice video!


Toy Boat Launched in Scotland Arrives in Belize
The toy sailing boat Adventure II – dubbed A2 - is in Belize after it was launched in Scotland in September of last year. It’s an adventure of two siblings who did a similar adventurous challenge – launching their first Adventure I, which captured the Guinness Book of World Record for the longest journey of a sail boat in the world. It’s part of the Ollie and Harry Ferguson dream and a way they can get to learn from various countries where their sailing boat docks.

Re: Toy Pirate Ship Crossing Atlantic Coming to Ambergris Caye [Re: Marty] #547905
02/01/21 11:53 AM
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Great coverage of the boat this morning ReefTV, at about the 29 minute 25 second mark...

Elito Arce, Miss Cindi and her daughter Oceane

https://fb.watch/3nYGpDPOgm/

It wasn't supposed to come here, but the wind pushed it, not the current. Now we know how all those pirate ships wound up here! The goal is to get it from here to Florida or up the gulf stream back to Scotland. The Original plan was to sail out to get it, but weather was too rough, so we changed to motor boat, called Elito Arceo, and off we went! San Pedro can view the ship tomorrow from 9 to 12 at Hol Chan office.

Island Academy Class will be live streaming with the Scottish kids on Wednesday at 11 am

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