The Helia Versus the Helia Evolution

Starry Horizons is a Fountaine Pajot Helia 44.  We are extremely happy with her, and having sailed 30,000 nm on her, we find her a very capable ocean cruiser. Why Refresh? As Fountaine Pajot has done with many of its models, about halfway through the production cycle they...

Sailing Fiji to Vanuatu

Or…The Unofficial South Pacific FP Regatta Or…How We Ignored Bad Omens We had been hoping to leave Fiji Thursday to sail to Tanna Ialand, Vanuatu, but we opted to wait for Sandy Cheeks and Cheeky Monkey, both of whom were waiting on boat parts.  CM and SC are both...

Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 Review

6,000nm Helia Review Well, technically we hit 6,002 nm on Starry Horizons as we pulled into Regatta Pointe Marina but that doesn’t roll off the tongue quite as well, so for the purpose of this post, we will round down slightly. There are others out there with...