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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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Made it to Oslo

Wow... After a long day of mostly motoring we made it down the Oslofjord into city set upon a natural harbour that rivals Sydney. Never thought we'...

26 Jun 2017 by: Catherine

Hiding from the wind near Strömstad

Thought we would sneak in a few miles this morning before the wind came up, but ended up regretting that... The sea state really kicked up quickly ...

24 Jun 2017 by: Catherine

Fjällbacka for midsummer festivities

We got up early to head through the Hamburgo canal and up to Fjällbacka to participate in traditional Swedish Midsummers festivities. The landscape...

23 Jun 2017 by: Catherine

Heading North, sotekanalen

We are continuing North while the weather is good and trying to work out which town to bunker down in for the poor weather this weekend as well as ...

22 Jun 2017 by: Catherine

Anchored at Bringelbarsh overnight

As nice as Gothenburg is, it is still a city and we are loving being out of the cities these days. So as soon as possible we headed back out to the...

21 Jun 2017 by: Catherine

Lille Bommen, Gothenburg

Sailing down the channel into Gothenburg was rather picturesque. The city boasts some rather grand buildings and the Architect on board had the cam...

20 Jun 2017 by: Catherine

Anchored at Kungso near Vrango

Last night we wound through the islands and checked out a few spots before deciding to join half of the Gothenburg pleasure boating fleet at Kungso...

18 Jun 2017 by: Catherine

Anchored at Styrso

Last night we joined our new Dutch/Swedish friends with the Seafinn, around at Styrso, not only is this a beautiful spot but it provided better pro...

17 Jun 2017 by: Catherine

Anchored near Stora Kanso

We spent a few nights at Okero as Mark had some work to do and the winds were pretty strong. These are quite remarkable islands, incredibly rocky a...

14 Jun 2017 by: Catherine

Ockero harbour

With a 0530 start we made good time in a steady breeze up the West coast of Sweden. The winds were a bit lighter than forecast so we even had the g...

11 Jun 2017 by: Catherine

Alongside in tiny Glommen

As we had been warned it can be a short choppy sea in these very shallow waters but after a few hours the wind eased a little, which calmed the sea...

10 Jun 2017 by: Catherine

Anchored at the mouth of the Roskilde Fjord

With a good forecast we were impatient to get sailing. We had decided to head for Anholt, an island in the middle of the Kattegat and hop from ther...

09 Jun 2017 by: Mark

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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

Hi Cat and Mark Read your interesting log. Are you still heading for Denmark? ETA? Drop a line if I can help. Have a NC 38 myself af Nappedam nearby Aarhus and we´ll all like to welcome an help ...

Karsten Kristiansen

Hey Guys, Great to see that your still sailing!! Beautifull Well if you guys come across the Netherlands you're welcome to stay. And can't believe you guys are married!! hahaa thought Mark wouldn...

Muq and Saf, Mike and Sophie Jongenelen

Hi Tuuletars, great to read that you made it - apparently this time without any major problems... Hope to see you soon in good old Europe!!!! All the best for the last little leg to come... ...

Birgit & Karl Karl

Tuletar and Crew are making good time. The Atlantic is always kind, so enjoy your landfall at Ascension, and we'll follow your travels. Ash & Brenda

Brenda Russell

Thank you for a great time of drinks and snacks before you set off from Simonstown. I see that you made it to Saldanha Bay. Happy sailing!

David and Joan Walker

Hey Mark and Cat, here's to a happy new year. I just spoke with Jim Merton and he said you were a long way from the Swan River....! Maybe we can catch up in the Med. when you get there, it's not fa...

Alec Holmes

Hey Guys, how are you doing? Just thought about sending some good wishes and a lot of "peri heil" to you ;-) Cheers Philipp

Philipp Schadendorf

Hi followed the link to your blog from Zen Again. Live in Durban and will be watching your progress

Dave Dellar