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HELANE PAIZES
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Blurbarian Since February 2012
Name HELANE PAIZES
Location AUSTRALIA
Gender Female
My Occupation ARTIST
My Bio SAILING HISTORY: 1972-2012 sailed about 60,000 sea miles.
1972 crewed on PETREL, a Fyfe design, 42', wooden sloop, Melbourne to Cooktown.
1973 crewed on LUANE, 28' wooden sloop, Darwin to Bali.
1975-1982 helped build DIONYSUS with Peter Balding
1982-1987 sailed DIONYSUS, Alan Buchanan design, 37' round bilge steel sloop, with husband Peter Balding and son Dyon. World circumnavigation via Red Sea, Suez and Panama.
1994-2000 Helped build VELELLA with Peter Balding
2000-2003 sailed VELELLA, French design, 40' steel multi-chine sloop, with Peter Balding and son Xanthus, Melbourne, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomons, PNG, Melbourne.
2007 crewed on FIRST LIGHT, an Adams 12, Sydney-Lord Howe, and Sydney-Hobart races.
2010-2012 sailed VELELLA with Peter, Melbourne, Vanuatu, Chesterfield Reefs /twice.

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