Sailing Phuket, Thailand to Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
Catamarans & Sailing

Sailing Phuket, Thailand to Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

After two months cruising the west coast of Thailand, we were ready to kick start our year crossing the Indian Ocean. Passage Summary Mileage: 1,017 (not including heaving to & final motor) 1,051 (including heaving to & final motor in) Speed:  6.5 knots (not including heaving to & final motor)  6.16 knots (including heaving to & final…

Downwind Sailing on a Cruising Catamaran
Catamarans & Sailing | Sailing Tips & Tricks

Downwind Sailing on a Cruising Catamaran

When we wrote our first sail trim for a cruising catamaran blog post, we were just about to move aboard Starry Horizons for our circumnavigation.  We’d been sailing a 30-foot Maine Cat around Galveston Bay, getting some sailing experience under our belts.  Starry Horizons is a pretty big leap, and we’ve learned a lot about…

Sail Ningaloo:  Liveaboard Sailboat on Ningaloo Reef
Australia | Travel & Sailing Blog

Sail Ningaloo: Liveaboard Sailboat on Ningaloo Reef

I pulled the big picture book off the shelf and leafed through the brightly printed, glossy pages. We’re staying in Adelaide with our friends Tony and Sara. Tony’s an avid diver and diving instructor.  The book I’m flipping through is photographs and stories of the world’s best dives. In Australia, the book says the Great…