July 2007

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july 1 2007 : chattanooga, tennessee, usa It’s 11:00 and we’re just getting to our room after another great day. Things started out well this morning, with good clear weather and finally some relief from the heat as we headed to the Blue Ridge Mountains for some racing. The first … Read More

June 2007

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june 3 2007 : st. paul, minnesota, usa Check out the June issue of Latitude 38 for a funny article about our trip. We didn’t do any of the writing but they put together what we think is a pretty good story, even taking a few jabs at the armchair critics. … Read More

Cost for a Sail Around the World

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What does it cost to sail around the world? Here is our answer. Quite possibly the only accurate accounting of a trip like this on the net. We estimate that there is less than $10 missing from this page. (figures in USD) 2003 35′ Wildcat Catamaran (used) 157,000     … Read More

May 2007

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may 1 2007 : fort lauderdale, florida, usa Today we had the survey. I can’t tell you how strange it felt to go out in Bum without Ali on board. In the last four years this boat has never moved without both of us on her. The surveyor and buyer showed up at … Read More

April 2007

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april 1 2007 : cap-haitien, haiti By the morning of day three in Haiti we were feeling much more at ease with the country. The people would crack a smile after we spoke to them, and it became clear that their brash ways were not really meant to be as … Read More

March 2007

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march 3 2007 : rincon, puerto rico A couple days ago we hit the road and headed for the west coast, Rincon to be exact. The drive from Salinas to Rincon is less than inspiring. It’s a rather flat, dry area, and the roads don’t travel anywhere near the coast … Read More

February 2007

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february 2 2007 : charlestown, nevis The passage to Nevis was just a quick overnighter. Our first since the Atlantic. We really prefer an overnight passage to an all day race in the heat of the sun. It was an easy downwind sail most of the night but in the … Read More

January 2007

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january 1 2007 : grenada What does the New Year have in store for us? Since our arrival in Grenada that question has been posed to us a thousand times. The end of this sailing adventure is certainly near. And yet, Ali and I are still sort of winging it, … Read More

December 2006

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december 2 2006 : atlantic ocean crossing It’s been somewhere around a week now and everything continues to go pretty well. We didn’t have any repeat showing from the crazy Frenchmen. Although two nights later we did see another sailboat about a mile or two in front of us who, … Read More

November 2006

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november 2 2006 : lanzarote, canary islands The Canary Islands passage is over. Aside from our problems with the sails there really wasn’t anything to talk about. The engines worked fine as they throbbed away, one after the other, for the entire trip. There was barely any wind, making the … Read More

October 2006

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october 1 2006 : costa de sol, spain Thankfully the weather cooperated and did what was predicted, which was to be very light and on the nose. We are now running a mile offshore along the southern coast of Spain. The view is beautiful, with layer after layer of mountain … Read More

September 2006

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september 1 2006 : naples, italy We spent all of our second day in Palermo just walking the streets. We checked out a few of the sights around town, most of which were amazing churches or ornate fountains. Around pretty much every corner was something else interesting to look at. … Read More