Cruising Costs

Yearly Catamaran Cruising Costs

We (and every other blogger/vlogger/participant in online forums) see a ton of questions about cruising costs. Answers can vary so widely, but we thought we would at least share some basics of what our first year of cruising looked like financially. Tracking I’ve been a big fan of Mint for many, many years (longer than…

Catamarans & Sailing

Kia Ora New Zealand!

We pulled into the Q dock in Opua, New Zealand Saturday morning at 8 am,  167 hours (one week minus one hour) from when we left Fiji. Departing Fiji We had been hanging around Vuda Point waiting for a weather window. We’d had over a week of flat calm, so when a window opened up,…

Sailing Reports

We’ve Arrived: Our First Pacific Crossing

We made it! We dropped our anchor in Fatu Hiva this afternoon, and we settled in now. We left Santa Cruz, Galapagos on April 7th.  That makes our passage 18.99 days long (David would be upset if I rounded up!). We averaged 6.84 knots and covered 3,142 nautical miles. Photos Watch Our Video of Sailing…

Catamarans & Sailing

We’re in Panama!!

We have arrived in Panama! Starry Horizons is safely tied up to the dock at Shelter Bay Marina, thanks to some excellent maneuvering in close quarters by the Admiral. There are lots of other cruisers here prepping for the Pacific so we’ve already started making friends. Sailing Passage Summary The final day of the passage…

Sailing Reports

Sailing Through the Bermuda Triangle

So where to start?  Oh yes…  How about 5 AM about 100ish miles out from Bermuda in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean?  It was the middle of my first night watch when I noticed that the true wind speed and true wind angle numbers on our chart plotter would disappear for a few seconds…