Re: Christmas

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS

Hi to all you Amel owners out there. We would wish you a safe and happy Christmas and wonderful cruising in the new year.
Danny and Yvonne from our home port Mangonui New Zealand
SV Ocean Pearl
SM 299

Danny and Yvonne

--- On Sat, 25/12/10, Kent Robertson <> wrote:

From: Kent Robertson <>
Subject: [Amel] US Coast Guard
Date: Saturday, 25, December, 2010, 5:02 AM


Happy Holidays to all.

I recently received an email from an organization called the Coast Guard Foundation asking for donations. When I looked it up I found that it used almost half of it's funds for "administrative" and "fundraising" costs. I wrote the USCG to ask if there was another organization that would put my funds to better use, and was referred to the Coast Guard Mutual Assistance program ( This organization is funded primarily by donations from active and retired Coast Guard personnel and does great work for our CG men and women in a very efficient way, with 15-17% Administrative and fundraising costs.

Please consider a donation to this organization if you are inclined to contribute to the USCG. It's also a good time to consider a donation to the rescue operations in other countries (ie BASRA), cruiser nets, free weather services (ie Herb H), etc.

I hope to meet many or all of you in the coming years as we criss-cross the globe in our Amels. Until then, happy sailing, have fun, and be safe.
Kent Robertson
Eastern Caribbean this season

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