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Tuuletar is a 44ft Nauticat pilothouse cutter-ketch built by Sitala yacht in Finland 1984. Mark Pitman is the fourth owner having purchased the boat from the previous owners in February 2013 in Scarborough, Brisbane.

Starting in late 2013 Mark & Cat sailed her from the Whitsundays to Hobart; across the Tasman to Bluff in March 2014; up the west coast of NZ through Fiordland and then to Fiji and back to NZ for the 2014/15 cyclone season.

Previously Tuuletar resided in the USA until it was sailed across the Pacific over the course of three years from 2009 to 2012.


Mark Pitman


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Alongside the old town wall of Bergen

Bergen, once considered the historic capital, is bustling with tourists. We got lucky as a British yacht was leaving a spot alongside the old town ...

10 Aug 2017 by: Catherine

Alongside at Kollevåg

After a bit of sightseeing and tidying up the boat we took off South with a gentle breeze taking us back down to Bergen. It was slow and comfortabl...

09 Aug 2017 by: Catherine

Exploring North of Bergen, Alongside at Fedje

Today we followed what seemed like an impossible squiggle on a map that some local sailors shared with us. We barely got to meet them but were raft...

07 Aug 2017 by: Catherine

Just North of Bergen

Mark did take a swim but just to check the anodes, he was very swiftly out again! We took off and headed up avery scenic route past Bergen, decidin...

06 Aug 2017 by: Catherine

Anchored out in the out harbours again

With poor weather on the forecast the planned long sail up the Hardanger Fjord and 2 day long trek up to see the glacier did not seem prudent. I am...

03 Aug 2017 by: Catherine

Getting to know Høylandsbygd

With the bulk of our work done we have been enjoying some outings with the locals and getting to see real Norway. We have made a few friends here a...

02 Aug 2017 by: Catherine

Langfossen Waterfall, docked at Høylandsbygd

Deciding it was time to have a day off work and go sightseeing, we motored down Åkrafjorden to Langfossen, reputedly the 7th most beautiful waterfa...

25 Jul 2017 by: Catherine

Anchored at Romsa

Once home to a population of about 60 this little island was purchased by the government so they could relocate the residents to be closer to schoo...

24 Jul 2017 by: Catherine

Anchored at Borgundoya

The winds around southern Norway were strong SE which bent around the mountains creating perfect SSE winds departing Haugesund. The winds then fur...

20 Jul 2017 by: Mark

Alongside the town wall in Haugesund

After having not been in a marina since leaving Sangdefjord near Oslo last week, we needed to get some water and groceries. We tied up to the wall...

17 Jul 2017 by: Mark

Enjoying Norwegian council facilities

We took off a little bit too early for a wind shift and had to motor into a head wind for a little while once it swung and we enjoyed a nice sail t...

15 Jul 2017 by: Catherine

Tied to a rock in "The Blue Lagoon"

After a couple of relaxing days at an anchorage featuring council provided hot water showers which were better than most marinas we have been to, w...

14 Jul 2017 by: Catherine

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If you see Diomedea up the coast do say hello. We are from Australia also and currently cruising the Lofotens. You might also see Freydis, another Aussie flag boat who will be heading south toward ...

David McKay

Dear Cat and Mark I heard you on the radio this morning (Radio 24/7) and could understand that you have become parents. Congratulations! That is amazing news and so nice to hear. We hope You are d...

Christina Skytte

Just read your blog on the Kimberlies trip and enjoyed it very much. Thank you for the effort of producing it. Lots of information for us as my wife and myself are going there from Perth with our c...

Robert Whyte

Hi. I enjoyed reading you Darwin to Broome logs. We plan to be doing the same run in April (weather permitting). Would like to ask you a couple of quick questions

Brendan Bradley

Hi Cat and Mark Has she arrived or does she still hide inside Cat? We just want to thank you for your awesome presentation of your journey and live. Just how we would like to live. You might find...

Per Christiansen

Just want to wish you both a Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year! With a baby on the way, 2017 will be very memorable for you.

Brian Clark

thinking of you! How are you? How is babygirl? We want pregnancypictures!!! Are you planned to go to Australie after the baby is born, or will you be around? We will love to come to you when the b...

Jeannette en Hajo de Boer

Dear Catherine and Mark Welcome to Denmark. I've read a number of your logs and it is very interesting for us. My wife Ulla and I have retired a bit early and are now preparing for our life's bi...

Kjeld Pedersen

Congrats on the baby news! Another grandchild for Grant and Anne to cherish :)

Jan Drury

Hi Cat! You are one amazing women!! I envy your out side the box life :-) :-) :-) I love your blog and I wish you many more adventures. Feel free to invite me on your boat!!

Kasia Piskorz

Welcome in Holland!! Last week we were at Sixhaven, now we are on the IJsselmeer in Enkhuizen. Lovely town for a stop...but there are so many!! This Sunday we will have our "coming back home" part...

Warren & Maria Elzinga

Thanks for the inspiring message you sent the Nauticat Group. We winter on Local Knowledge, a 30-ft motorsailor in the Bahamas, but dream of cruising further some day on a 38-ft Nauticat. Thanks fo...

Frank Davis