One of our readers is refitting a 52' yacht and would like to donate his old sails to the folks in the Louisiades. Compared with polytarp and other inferior materials they usually make do with, some good dacron is a huge luxury for the shipwrights who make the amazing sailing canoes used in the islands. If you can carry a few sails to give to these folks, you will very quickly make new friends in the islands!

Mark has about 4 sails to send over, currently located in Brisbane. If you can help, please contact Mark directly at:

markj at