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A voyage of discovery, learning, challenges and memories of a lifetime “If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it, even if I may not have it at the beginning” Mahatma Gandhi In the beginning, there was Adam, Eve, and a Swan 54… Now that we are stuck at home in New Zealand with that damn virus leaving every sailor in the… Read More

Well, here we are – about half way home.  It’s a real milestone for us and I’m leaving the Caribbean, and the first half of our adventure, with mixed feelings.  We’ve now sailed nearly 9000 nautical miles (around 16,000km) and I have feelings of nostalgia, some sadness that we are leaving this part of the world, excitement for where we are heading, and also, a sense of achievement.  That early route map… Read More

So are we living the dream?  That’s a good question to ask right now, 6,750 nautical miles (12,500 kilometers) and 2 ½ months into the trip.  The last sector of this leg has been long; we joined the ARC Rally across the Atlantic (more below on that) and I’m a bit tired after 18 days and 3000 nautical miles at sea.  It seems a lifetime ago we made the decision to buy… Read More

Or 4600km for the landlubbers amongst us! Anyway, it’s a long way and yes its really happening.  This first part of the journey has been a bit rushed.  We’ve been heading south as quickly as we can to miss the start of the winter weather in the north.  With some success…  So we are looking forward to the next leg that will take us down to the Canary Islands and then across… Read More

Well, we made it. After almost a year of planning we are currently sailing the Baltic Sea down the coast of Sweden.  To kick off the sailing stories I’ll cover the first part of our journey south, and for anyone contemplating a project like this, I thought I’d also share some thoughts about the process of getting a yacht in the water and ready for an ocean voyage. Building a yacht I’ll… Read More

Well, we think so anyway… The muppets at Selden masts have somehow managed to screw up the delivery of our beautiful carbon fibre mast and so our sail away date of September 14 has just been buggered. Manufacturing problems apparently. I just think they left everything too late. So thanks a bunch guys! I’ll be sure to endorse your over promising and under delivery all around the world… You’re welcome. Anyway, my… Read More