Cruising Risk Management Assessment & Plan
Cruising Lifestyle

Cruising Risk Management Assessment & Plan

This post is a collaborative effort between myself and ‘Hope’ from Covert Castaway.  I heard her podcast episode titled Getting a Risk Plan and was very intrigued by what exactly a risk management plan for a cruising boat would look like on paper.   Hope is familiar with risk management assessments through her job as a…

Goiot Escape Hatch Failures on Cruising Catamarans
Maintenance

Goiot Escape Hatch Failures on Cruising Catamarans

Just what you don’t want: a very big hole in your boat. That’s what’s happened to a lot of catamaran owners over that past several years. And shockingly, this hole was designed to be in our boats for safety reasons. Here’s what happened. What are Escape Hatches? Escape hatches are a hatch installed towards the…

Best Sailing Destinations
Sailing Tips & Tricks

Best Sailing Destinations

I recently wrote about our best travel destinations, talking about some of our highlights from our well-traveled life. However, there is a huge difference between a place being good to travel to (via land) versus being a good place to go cruising or sailing (via boat). We’ve been sailing around the world since 2014, and…

The Best of Our Travel Life
Travel Tips

The Best of Our Travel Life

David and I were fairly well traveled before we met, and it’s one of the things we bonded over on our first date. David did a study abroad in Vienna, I’d traveled around Europe and the Caribbean and had taken trips to Asia and Australia. Now, we’ve been traveling full time since October 2014, sailing…

Sailing Brazil to the Caribbean
Sailing Reports

Sailing Brazil to the Caribbean

After spending two weeks in Recife it was time to get moving on the last overnight passage of our circumnavigation! We’d had a fantastic time visiting our friends Hans and Karina, who we have known for six years and who live in Recife. We tackled a huge project, joined Hans as a harbor pilot for…

South African Catamarans
Catamaran Brands & Model Reviews | South Africa

South African Catamarans

We’ve been incredibly happy with our boat, Starry Horizons, a Fountaine Pajot Helia 44, but it is always fun to get a look at other catamarans. We toured a few of the Australian catamaran manufacturers while we were cruising there, and when we found ourselves in South Africa – the country with the second-highest catamaran…