Route Planning

Planning a Circumnavigation

Plotting a world circumnavigation route is a lot easier than it sounds.  There are cruising boats LITERALLY all over the world.  There are boats in the Northwest passage (up and over Canada), in the Antarctic, and everywhere in between.  There are a few key things to take into consideration, but 95%* of circumnavigation routes follow the same…

Catamarans & Sailing

Women in the Sailing World

I’ve been incredibly lucky to have been sailing since I was little.  Although I didn’t get really into it until David did, I grew up having a family that supported me, like my mom, my stepdad, my dad, and my uncle.  I was never short of opportunities to try out anything I wanted to, including sailing….

Pacific Islands | Route Planning

Thoughts on Sailing the South Pacific

We exited the Panama Canal on March 10th, 2016 and we arrived in Australia in December of 2017.  That’s 21 MONTHS sailing the South Pacific! Cruising the South Pacific is amazing.  When we look at the 24 countries we’ve visited on Starry Horizons, the island nations in the South Pacific clearly dominate our favorites. We’ve…

Sailing Reports | Vanuatu

Sailing to Tanna Island, Vanuatu

Vanuatu is one of the lesser-touristed countries in the South Pacific.  We had originally planned to spend a few weeks there, but instead found ourselves only spending a few days.  Thankfully, though, we decided to spend those few days on Tanna Island, doing one of Vanuatu’s most popular attractions – the Yasur Volcano. Where is…