CrewAlan and Dog Chloe
Boat1985 Falmouth Cutter 22
So farGunkholing the San Juan's
What's nextAfter losing everything I have in the world, I purchased a little 22' cutter in need of much love. Two years into the refit the boat is nowhere near ready for long distance voyaging and the budget is zero but that isn't stopping me. We live-aboard and cruise full time, refitting as we can. There is no intended destination, we go where the wind blows.
CrewEvan, Diane, and daughter Maia (plus Charlie the cat)
BoatA heavily renovated 40' Wood's Meander catamaran 'Ceilydh' (pronounced Kay-lee)
So farOur family is on a multi-year sailing trip from our home port of Vancouver, BC.
What's nextWe're currently refilling the cruising kitty in Australia--where 11-year-old Maia is in the local school, Evan has a 9-5 job and Diane is writing about a variety of topics for books, magazines and newspapers.
CrewBrianna (writer and dancer) and Rob (problem solver and calm presence)
BoatWell, it rotates...we're crewing our way to the shores of our dreams with fellow sailors. First boat: r/v Llyr, a 53' custom-built steel ketch.
So farLeft Missoula, Montana in March 2013 for Mexico and Panama. In April, we transited the Canal aboard Llyr to cross to the Marquesas.
What's nextSouth Pacific islands or bust. We hope to hop our way westward toward Southeast Asia, but wouldn't mind getting "stuck" sailing around paradise in the South Pacific for a bit, either!
So farWe have sailed sailed south to Mexico from California and have been exploring Mexico at a very slow pace.
What's nextMexico's near-perfect cruising grounds are our home for now.
CrewTammy & Chip
BoatCara Mia, Island Packet 380
So farU.S. East Coast and Bahamas
What's nextHanging out in the awesome sailing community of Annapolis until the boat sells. Then off on our next watery adventure -- to be announced soon!
"No heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams..." --Paulo Coelho
CrewBrett & Stacey Hoopes
BoatS/V Bella Vita, a Hylas 45.5, 1995
So farWe left from Seattle, Washington, in early September of 2012 and made the passage directly to San Francisco in 6 days. We then slowed down and spent time exploring the many wonderful towns and cities along the coastline of California, working our way down to San Diego, where we stayed for about a month. We entered Mexico at the beginning of November, cruised the Sea of Cortez, and departed for the South Pacific in Spring, 2013.
What’s nextCruising the South Pacific "coconut milk run" through the end of 2013. If all goes as (tentatively) planned, we hope to cruise for two seasons in the South Pacific before heading on to New Zealand and beyond.
Stacey, Jesse and Summer (our Aussie mix sailing dog)
Boat2001 Catalina 310
So farCruising our local waters in New England and charter sailing in the BVIs
What's nextFirst and foremost we plan to continue cruising our local waters and become very comfortable with the capabilities of Smitty. Also, continuing to upgrade and out fit Smitty and trying to get her set to go cruising. The house will soon be for sale and, hopefully, we will be full time live-aboards before the end of the summer. On June 26, 2015 (my 40th birthday), we will cut the dock lines and head out cruising; unemployed with a small kitty, no debt and owning only Smitty and what's on her. We plan to sail south, down the ICW with some prolonged stops along the way to do some exploring. Eventually we will cross the Gulf Stream to the Bahamas and continue down the Thorny Path through the Caribbean.
CrewTasha & Ryan (and Charlie & Celia, our cats)
BoatHideaway, a Catalina 34
So farLeft New York, NY in October 2012 and froze as we meandered down the ICW to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. From there, we crossed the Gulf Stream to Bimini and have been warm ever since.
So far, s/v Hideaway has made it as far as the Dominican Republic, where she'll hang out for hurricane season. Meanwhile, Ryan and Tasha are preparing to do two legs of the Clipper Round the World Race, an amateur sailing race in which twelve 71-foot racing boats race around the world, starting from London on September 1st, 2013. Ryan and Tasha's two legs go from London, UK to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and then from Capetown, South Africa to Perth, Australia, landing them in Oz sometime at the end of November. They plan to travel around Australia and Southeast Asia for a few months before returning to their boat in Luperon, Dominican Republic to carry on sailing through the Caribbean.