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On this page we list interesting cruisers websites and blogs. Some have stopped cruising, but their site still holds alot of very useful information, however the majority are still underway. As well as circumnavigators we cover those cruising in Southern Europe and the Med, Northern Europe, Indian Ocean, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, South America and Southern Latitudes, North & Central America and the Caribbean.

If you would like your website or blog listed here, please send an e-mail with details to noonsite@noonsite.com and we will post it as soon as possible. Please remember to send us updates if your contact details or other information changes, thank you.

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Flying Pancakes
Posted June 2015.
A blog created for the cruising community to contribute like minded subject matter (sailing, food, fitness, cruising lifestyle; maintenance and tips). Creator Samantha and her partner live aboard their catamaran along with their Jack Russell and are currently cruising the Med.
INFINI's Adventures
2007 to present , Updated April 2016
Michael & Susan have completed many years of an ongoing circumnavigation aboard their Westsail 43 INFINI, starting in Florida in 2007, going through the Panama canal and crossing the Pacific and Indian Oceans to South Africa.
In 2015 we crossed the Atlantic (South Africa to Namibia to St Helena to Ascension to Fernando de Naronha to Trinidad). In April we complete our 9th year of cruising!
(In April 2016 anchored English Harbour, Antigua (awaiting Classic Yacht Race Week)
Picture albums, area descriptions with GPS waypoints, and enroute and anchoring GPS waypoints are included. Well documented and annotated, along with many areas visited "off the beaten path."
MailASail
Supplying satellite phone equipment and support, as well as fast email and internet browsing services. Also offers a website hosting service for non-teckies!
MailAsail Hosted Bloggers
A list of all the boats hosted (with links) and, with some web browsers, there is a world map showing where all bloggers are, just click on the area you are interested in.
SailBlogs Web Journal Hosting
SailBlogs is a website offering the ability for sailors and cruisers to create their own on-line journal (or blog) of their adventure. Membership is free, and members can post text and photos, as well as some personal info (if desired) and favorite links.

Circumnavigations

10 -Year Circumnavigation Aboard Halekai Completed (2004 - 2014)
Nancy and Burger have sailed around the world in stages aboard Halekai, an Alden 50, since leaving Annapolis, Maryland, USA in 2004. After several seasons in the South Pacific and Southeast Asia, Halekai was shipped from Thailand to Turkey to avoid the pirates in June 2011. They then cruised extensively in the Med (Turkey, Greece, Italy, Spain) for two seasons before sailing on to Morocco, the Canary Islands and the Cape Verdes en route to the Caribbean at the end of 2013. After sailing through the Windward Islands and the Bahamas they crossed to Florida in April 2014. They then sailed up the IntraCoastal Waterway to Annapolis, where Halekai is now for sale. Their website contains cruising notes, modifications for world cruising and their medical volunteering experiences in third world countries. They are happy to be contacted and answer questions.

16 years and 125,000 miles of cruising worldwide
Posted May 2013.
Tim and Vicky Jackson from the UK have cruised extensively aboard their yacht Sunstone, and are now "based" in New Zealand. Their website has cruising notes for a number of cruising areas and they are happy to respond to questions from other cruisers.

Around the World with Landfall
Posted September 2015.
When we realized that our son, who has achondroplastic dwarfism, was looking back on his childhood with nostalgia mostly for doctors and hospitals, we knew we had to fill up the remainder of his childhood with something better. So we sold all our stuff, bought a stout old sailboat that needed a lot of work, lived in the boatyard for a year fixing her up, and well...we sailed away. We're in Mexico right now, and bit by bit, we hope to explore as much of this incredible world as we can!
Steve, Tamiko, and Eli Willie, S/V Landfall (Vagabond '39).

Around the World with Nine of Cups
(2000 - on going) , Updated April 2016
Marcie Connelly-Lynn and David Lynn, have lived aboard their Liberty 458 cutter since 2000 when they sold up and sailed off. Since that time, they've put over 86,000 nautical miles under the keel and visited 36+ countries on five continents. Their philosophy of “just a little further” has taken them around the world and around the five Great Southern Capes with lots of stops to explore along the way. They completed their first circumnavigation at Cape Town in 2015. They blog daily at www.justalittlefurther.com and maintain an extensive website at www.nineofcups.com.

Around the World with Totem
Posted September 2014 (2008 - ongoing) , Updated April 2016
Behan, Jamie, and their children Niall, Mairen and Siobhan, have cruised from North America through the Pacific, Southeast Asia, and are bound for Africa next in a slow but steady circumnavigation. Their blog provides resources for cruisers and a window into the everyday experiences of a sailing family. They are enthusiastic supporters of people who want to follow their own cruising dreams and when internet allows, happily respond to questions through their blog. (As at April 2016 Totem is somewhere in the Atlantic.)

Circumnavigating Eastwards since 2007
Posted June 2014.
The ambition of husband and wife crew Dave and Marie Ungless is to one day complete their sailing circumnavigation of the world west to east against the prevailing winds and currents aboard their yacht Sanna. The adventure so far has included Eritrea, Sudan, Yemen, Borneo, Indonesia, the North and South Pacific, New Zealand, French Polynesia, Hawaii and now onto British Columbia, Alaska and possibly the NW passage.

Circumnavigating Slowly from Greece
Posted April, 2015
John Fesel and Deb Woods left Greece in 2012 aboard their Amel Maramu "Orion1" for a leisurely circumnavigation. Currently cruising the Caribbean, they plan to transit the Panama Canal in 2016.

Circumnavigating on the "Jimmy Cornell 3 Year Plan"
Posted December 2015.
Joanne and Travis left Florida at the end of 2012. 2013 saw them cruising the W. Caribbean (Belize, Honduras, and Providencia on route to Panama). Once through the canal they followed the "milk run" to the Galapagos, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, Niue, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia), arriving in Australia in December 2013. In year 2 they cruised E. Australia and flew to NZ for 9 weeks of land travel. As cyclone season waned they returned to the boat in Oz, sailed up the E coast to Darwin and then over to Indonesia for 7 weeks cruising before crossing the Indian Ocean. Stops along the way included Christmas Is, Cocos Keeling, Rodrigues, Mauritius, Reunion. They arrived in South Africa mid-Nov. 2014. Year 3 took them up the W. coast to Namibia, and across the S. Atlantic, stopping in St. Helena, Ascension, Fernando De Noronha, French Guiana, Suriname and Guyana before arriving in the Caribbean again in mid-July 2015. As they are not ready to stop cruising yet, they stayed in Tobago and Grenada until the end of hurricane season and are currently cruising up the E. Caribbean island chain planning to return to Key West Spring of 2016.

Circumnavigating with the Blue Planet Odyssey
Verified in April 2016
Terry & Dena Singh were one of the original BPO participants aboard their Amel Supermaramu SV Libby. They have since retired from the rally to enjoy a slower pace of cruising around the world, and at the time of posting were in French Polynesia. Their website has some great photos, useful information and an informative blog.

Circumnavigation (1985-89) & more recently S. Atlantic, Pacific and Japan
2005 - ongoing
Nick and Jenny Coghlan have many years of blue water cruising experience aboard their first boat "Tarka the Otter" and more recently aboard "Bosun Bird". Their latest voyage began in 2005 from Cape Town, across the South Atlantic to Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, the Chilean Channels and into the Pacific. Excellent cruising notes for the Solomon Islands and Japan.

Circumnavigation Completed
Updated in April 2016
Tom and Nicolette Sampson completed their circumnavigation in 2012. Their website has all the details of their journey, and an account of the convoy of 27 yachts they led from Salalah to Aden in an attempt to counter the piracy in that area, plus 100's of photos. Well worth a look.

Circumnavigation Just Started
Posted November 2012, updated April 2016
Johanna, Lutz and their son Levi started their circumnavigation in March 2012 from Kappeln in Northern Germany. They sail in stages, i.e. they sail for a few months and then go back home to Berlin to work for a while. They have sailed as far as New Caledonia in the South Pacific so far. . Of German nationality, their home port is Kappeln/Germany and their boat is a Dehler 38 from 1987. Their website is in German and they have dedicated their voyage to the German Cancer Research association and collect money for them.

Circumnavigation from South Africa
Posted November 2014.
SV Impi started their voyage from Cape Town, South Africa in November 2011. First stop Brazil, then up through the Caribbean - Turks and Caicos, Bahamas, to the USA. From here to Cuba, Jamaica, Panama, Las Perlas to Galapagos, the Marquesas, Tuamotu Archipelago, Society Islands (French Polynesia for 2 seasons), US Samoa, Tonga and now Fiji at the time of posting, before moving west again.

Circumnavigation in an Ovni
Updated April 2016
This blog covers a circumnavigation performed with the Blue Water Rally in 2007/09, with a lot of info. concerning the preparation of the boat, and in more recent times, the restoration project of an aging aluminium lifting-keeler "Alu Legende 1040, a French design dating back to the late 80's/early 90's. Restoration now complete and soon will be cruising in the Med and beyond. Blog in Italian and English.

Circumnavigation planned for 2016
Posted January 2015
Alison Gieschen and her husband Dan currently have a 30 ft. C&C named Dove, which they sail in the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, USA. Their blog is about their search for the ideal bluewater boat, with a planned circumnavigation to start in 2016. Blog posts include their search, selling their home and leaving all behind, and then their travels around the globe.

Circumnavigation via Tiera del Fuego and Red Sea
Started April 2011. Entry posted April 2013
Pavel started his voyage in April 2011 (Kos/Greece) and then went through Med, Atlantic via Cape Verde to Tiera del Fuego, Easter Island, Polynesia, Thailand, India. Now transiting the Red Sea to complete his circumnavigation. His routing with position reports can be seen via the weblink, callsign: ok1bd. Pavel has been sailing short handed on his Nauticat 515 "Lavinia" all the time with over 33,000 miles behind him.

Circumnavigation: 13 years and counting . . .
Posted April 2014.
SV Mokisha left the U.S. in 2001 and are taking their time! Their journey this season has been long - about 6,000 miles. After leaving the Solomon's in March 2013, Mokisha cruised to PNG, Indonesia with the rally, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Andaman's & back again and are now hauled out in Langkawi & heading home for the monsoon season. Their plan is to stay in SE Asia for 3 to 5 years.

Cygnus III - Circumnavigating (Slowly)
Posted March 2014, Updated April 2016
In 2011, the Mark & Angelina Roope sold everything, bought an Oyster '45 and sailed off into the sunset from Hull, UK, with their 2 teenage sons. Their website has a blog of their journey, maps, links and photos which they hope will help others planning the same. They have sailed Northern Europe to the Mediterranean, around Spain, Balearics, Sardinia and across to Sicily. Plans for 2014 are Tunisia, Sardinia and Corsica and wintering in Sicily. Mark and Angelina are still enjoying their cruising.

Embarking on a Circumnavigation
Updated in April 2016
Paul and Caroline Frew have sailed their Oyster 575, Juno, extensively around the western Mediterranean and across the Atlantic to the Caribbean. Having developed a taste for long term cruising, they crossed the Pacific with the World ARC in 2015 to Western Australia. They have since shipped Juno back to Mallorca where they are preparing their boat for the next adventure. Current plans are to cruise the Greek Islands.
Some useful Med and Caribbean information on their blog.

Fleetwood Log
(2005 - 2007)
A journal of Jack van Ommen’s circumnavigation started in February 2005 from the Pacific Northwest through the South Pacific, South East Asia, the Indian Ocean then around the Cape of Good Hope, across the Atlantic Ocean to the June 2007 arrival on the Chesapeake Bay.

From Australia slowly around since 2004
Posted March 2016.
David and Kris have been cruising continuously since 2004, commencing in Australia then to Asia, South Africa Caribbean and USA Bahamas. This season they will head to Europe, but are currently visiting Cuba.

Mad Dog Voyager Exploring to Inspire
Posted May 2011
Our circumnavigation adventure started on aboard our 40' sloop Mad Dog Voyager in Victoria, BC, Canada and our first destination (starting back in May 2008) was SouthEast Alaska and Glacier Bay National Park - the pilgrimage for Pacific NorthWest cruisers. After being the first vessel to overwinter in Glacier Bay (during winter 2008 - 2009) we've spent the last three years enjoying this general area. Over 800 photos and a number of fantastic, inspiring videos on our website. Our travels are taking us back towards Victoria, BC / Seattle, WA this summer and the jump to the Marqueses either this fall or next spring. Best regards, Dean Barr, The Mad Dogs

Offshore Odysseys
(2007 - ongoing)
An enviromentally aware group which seeks out the more remote places in the world.

One Ocean At A Time
2011-Present (Posted September 2014)
Lisa is circumnavigating the globe as crew on other people’s sailboats one ocean at a time. She has sailed over 24,000 nm in 16 countries, crossing the Atlantic as Watch Lead on SY Milanto in the 2011 ARC and commencing her Pacific crossing as First Mate on SY Amandla in 2013. Lisa is currently in Samoa, five degrees shy of ‘half way round’ and welcomes fellow sailors, travelers, dreamers, and citizens of the world to sail with her virtually. Her blog has great articles, photos and inspiring reports on places she has visited.

Our Life at Sea
(2008 - 2011) , Updated April 2016
Australian Mark Jensen has completed a circumnavigation on his Beneteau 393 "Sea Life". Read about scrapes with pirates, canals and long passages. Currently in Caribbean, USA and heading towards Europe in the next few years.

S/Y Kate - Sailing Slowly Around the World
Posted October 2015.
Heather Francis and Steven Hertik are from Canada and Australia respectively. In 2008 they bought S/Y Kate, a C&C designed Newport 41’, in California and have been living on board and sailing since. So far they have visited Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, the Galapagos Islands and spent 4 years in the South Pacific. They plan on doing a lap around the planet, albeit slowly. The website is a collection of stories, photos, recipes and articles about their adventures.

Slow-paced Westward Circumnavigation
2012 ongoing
Hailing from Belgium, 46' ft steel ketch on a slow-paced westward circumnavigation. We are always looking for crew interested in experiencing the cruising lifestyle. Currently in the med travelling east (March 2012). Philipp Bachmann

Solo Circumnavigation
2008-2012
Kirk Little aboard his Alberg 30 "Salsa" is currently in South Africa after successfully crossing both the Pacific and Indian Oceans, preparing to head back to South America and "Tie the knot" this year (2012).

South Africa to Micronesia
(2005 - on-going)
A well designed website showing the travels of 'Bosun Bird', a 27ft sailboat which crossed the Atlantic and the Pacific via the Chilian Canals.

TOPtoTOP Global Climate Expedition
Posted 24 September 2012
We are a Swiss family already cruising since 12 years around the world and made on the trip 4 children. We like to contribute with our blog and encourage more families to try once to go sailing with their kids. Nature is really a great teacher for them and we hope we meet them once in an anchorage and go together for a clean-up? We are currently in Salvador and plan to sail N to go through the NW Passage next August to make it to Alaska to climb our last TOP, Mount McKinley, before heading South again to Antarctica for Mount Vinson.

Tainui: the slowest circumnavigation imaginable
Posted 2 June, 2014
Australian yacht Tainui is 10 years into the slowest circumnavigation imaginable. Her route has been unusual - Sydney to Macquarie Island, NZ, Patagonia, then north to Haiti and Cuba. Then via Labrador, Iceland and Svalbard to Norway. She was the first foreign-flagged vessel to be given permission to sail Russia's inland waterways down the Volga and Don Rivers from the White Sea to Crimea.
Tainui is currently heading for Venice, en route Gibraltar, Canaries and back to Brazil.
John Vallentine

Tales From Twice Around the World
(1992 - 1995 & 2000- 2007) , Verified April 2016
Beth Leonard & Evans Starzinger's information from their two circumnavigations, articles, destinations etc. Not cruising at present but website contains useful information.

Tamarisk - Round the World
Posted January 2015.
Three years into a circumnavigation that began in Turkey, January 2015 sees SY Tamarisk on passage up the Red Sea, via the Gulf of Aden, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and upwards towards the Suez Canal.

Water-log
Posted January 2016.
Planning out, packing up and paying off to the big blue... 4 years, 32 countries, 2 oceans, 2 babies en route and 18,000 miles so far. In October 2011 James and Jess threw off the docklines in Falmouth, England and set out on their adventure to sail around the world in their yacht, a 42ft Crossbow called "Adamastor". They are currently in NZ. Their blog is a great resource for all the things they are learning as they cruise, not only how to sail and handle the boat better but how to raise a baby on board. James is an architect whilst Jess is an artist and designer. They are using their journey to sea-trail various products for the boat and the baby and are also freelance writers and photographers for various publications worldwide.

World Circumnavigation now Australia
Posted October 2013.
Jack and Jude are now on their second circumnavigation of Australia after raising two children afloat while circumnavigating the world in a sixteen year odyssey. Their website is filled with photos and stories going right back to building their yacht in their backyard. Their blog is filled with simple ideas for making life afloat more fun, safe, and comfortable, including links to online videos, Cruising Guides, and DVDs and Books that they have produced, plus a page on products that served them well during 200,000 miles of ocean travel.

World Cruise from South Africa
Posted July 2015.
SV Revelations started her world cruise by participating in the Governors Cup Yacht Race from Simonstown, South Africa to St. Helena. After finishing the race second in her class in St. Helena, the next stop was Brazil – with planned voyages to French Guyana, Suriname, Caribbean, Pacific and South East Asia. At the time of posting having spent 5 months in Brazil, Revelations was on her way to French Guyana.

Yacht Adina - Sailing around the world
Posted March 2014, Updated April 2016
Tom and Susie packed up their lives in London and left the UK in April 2013. Having cruised the Mediterranean (including Tunisia and Algeria), crossed the Atlantic and explored the Caribbean, they spent two seasons exploring the South Pacific. They enjoy getting off the beaten track and site their time in the northern islands of the Solomons and Papua New Guinea amongst their highlights. In 2016 they are crossing the Indian Ocean to South Africa. Their engaging blog will inspire you about the destinations they have visited. They also include useful sailing notes and copies of articles they have had published. Notes on Vanuatu, Solomons and Papua New Guinea will follow soon.

Yacht Ventana's Voyage
(1996 - 2010) , Verified in April 2016
Over 100 pages of information for cruisers with info from how to outfit a boat to hurricane strategies to pages of photos on destinations to pirate strategy for the Red Sea etc.

Southern Europe & The Med

11 years circumnavigating Europe
Posted January 2014.
We departed Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2001 and we have visited 35 countries so far: Bermuda, Azores, Portugal, Spain, France, Channel Islands, England, Ireland, Scotland, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Albania and Italy.
Bob Kinnier - s/v Polaris

Adventures in the Med
(2004 - 2010) , Updated April 2016
Very informative blog by Amanda and Mark Church who recently have been cruising in the Med. Originally left New Zealand in 2004.

All Over the Mediterranean
(From 2007 - posted June 2012)
Halifax to the Azores, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Tunisia, Malta and now Croatia (2012). Canadians Rick and Bonnie Salsman's blog has great write ups about the places they have visited and very useful cruising notes.

Cygnus III - Circumnavigating (Slowly)
Posted March 2014, Updated April 2016
In 2011, the Mark & Angelina Roope sold everything, bought an Oyster '45 and sailed off into the sunset from Hull, UK, with their 2 teenage sons. Their website has a blog of their journey, maps, links and photos which they hope will help others planning the same. They have sailed Northern Europe to the Mediterranean, around Spain, Balearics, Sardinia and across to Sicily. Plans for 2014 are Tunisia, Sardinia and Corsica and wintering in Sicily. Mark and Angelina are still enjoying their cruising.

Embarking on a Circumnavigation
Updated in April 2016
Paul and Caroline Frew have sailed their Oyster 575, Juno, extensively around the western Mediterranean and across the Atlantic to the Caribbean. Having developed a taste for long term cruising, they crossed the Pacific with the World ARC in 2015 to Western Australia. They have since shipped Juno back to Mallorca where they are preparing their boat for the next adventure. Current plans are to cruise the Greek Islands.
Some useful Med and Caribbean information on their blog.

Follow the Boat (The Med to India)
(2009-2010)
Tales (not just) from the high seas, documented through podcast interviews and walkabouts, detailed photography and amusing observation. One of the oldest sailing blogs written by Liz, Jamie and Millie The Cat (yes, she does have her own blog!) as they make their way down from Turkey, through the Red Sea and beyond.

Med Cruising Guide - SY Kotare
Posted July 2012, updated April 2016
Alex Moreton and his wife Carol, created the cruising guide whilst on a 2 year trip around the Med. Much of the information is still current, but some will be out dated by now. If you would like to contribute any updates please get in contact via the www.kotare.net.

Mediterranean Cruising Blog by a family of four
Posted July 2013.
We are a family of 4 starting our circumnavigation adventures in the Med. This season we will be starting in Croatia and then going on to Greece and Turkey. Our blog we feel will connect with many others and there may be some surprises in there as we have (as far as we know) one of the first if not only amphibious ultralight on the back of a lagoon sailing yacht. Michael van de Riet.

Mediterranean Journeys of Wild Goose
Posted August 2014.
These US cruisers have been exploring the Meditteranean for the past 2 years. They started their European travels in Portugal and sailed on the European side to Spain, Italy, Albania, Greece and Turkey. From Turkey they continued to Israel, Greece, Malta, Tunisia and finally the summer of 2014 in Spain.

Planning a European Cruise?
Website: JimB Sail
Very useful website which aims to compare European cruising areas in order to help relatively novice cruising folk decide where to charter or where to base their boat for a season or so. Information arranged by cruise areas.

Sail Big Sky
(2007-2011)
Europe and the Mediterranean - 37 countries and 4 continents.

Sailing in the Med
(2003 - 2010)
Rudy Zurkirchen's experiences while sailing in the Med since 2003. (German language text)

The Voyages of Gilana
Updated April 2013, verified April 2016
A live aboard family (Laura, Mike and Liz) cruised from South Africa to Brazil, the Caribbean, across to the Med, back to the Caribbean and Central America, crossing the Atlantic several times from 1999. Their daughter Liz no longer lives on board with them, but Laura and Mike are still going strong.

Indian Ocean, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific

Asmara Sky - Seattle to New Zealand
Posted November 2015.
Derek and Ariel and their 2 young daughters left Seattle in April 2015 and arrived in NZ in October 2015. Previously, they lived in Seattle and cruised from there - including a trip to Alaska. Their blog has great information about all the island nations they have visited.

Australia Gold Coast to the Whitsundays - Learning by Doing
Published July 2015.
This cruising couple spend 6 months cruising (on their first boat "Nautilus") and 6 months working from their base in Switzerland. Their long term plan is to go around the world. Next season they plan to sail up to New Caledonia then north to the Solomons. Vernon is a commercial photographer and their blog is a great showcase for his work.

Cruising Southeast Asia Under Power - and On a Budget
As well as cruising stories about out of the way places, Cruising Southeast Asia Under Power and On a Budget gives advice on how to select and convert a cruising powerboat for budget cruising and the real costs of doing it. The simple, sailing boat-style M.V. Lifeline model is particularly relevant for sailboaters looking to change to a powerboat. There are now more powerboats cruising since the site was started in 2007 but most powerboat cruising is not on a limited budget. Uniquely, this site shows how a powerboat can cruise off the beaten track. as simply and sustainably as a sailing boat.
Since owner, Sue Goodrick's, husband Philip died in 2008, she has been living on board "Lifeline" in Sutera Harbour, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, and her blog has lots of useful information about this marina.

Cruising the Sudanese and Eritrea
(2010)
The NZ crew of Tuatara were here in 2010 and have some interesting info. on their website.

Malaysia to NZ
(2010-2011) , Updated April 2016
Hanneke and Joop took their yacht Vaarwel from Malaysia - PNG - Solomons - Vanuatu - to their home in NZ. Blog in Dutch and English. - April 2016 they are back in New Zealand and not sailing at the present.

Motor Cruisers to The East
(2009 - on going)
The log of three motor cruisers journeying from West coast of America, via Alaska and Siberia to Japan and China.

Pacific Cruising from California
Posted March 2014.
The Scarfe family left Marina Del Rey in Feb, 2012. They sold everything they owned, spent a year cruising the Sea of Cortes, sailed 18,000 miles across the South Pacific and are currently docked at the Ala Wai marina in Waikiki, waiting to cross to Kodiak, Alaska in the spring. Parents Jon Scarfe and Suki Kaiser with their children Kai (age 12) and Hunter (age 10) live aboard their Gulfstar 44 center cockpit "Pura Vida". You can read about their journey so far on their blog.

Pacific Information - from 2010
Posted July 2012 - Updated December 2015
Jim and Katie Thomsen have some good reports on the places they visited as they crossed the Pacific aboard their Hallberg Rassy '40 - Galapagos, Marquesas, Tuamotos, Society Islands, Cook Islands, Niue, Palmerston, Tonga, Fiji, New Zealand, New Caledonia & Vanuatu.They started their voyage in 2006 visiting Northern Europe, Western Mediterranean, Canary Islands and the Caribbean before transiting the Panama Canal. After circumnavigating New Zealand and spending a season in Australia, they sailed through the remote islands of Papua New Guinea to Palau, the Philippines, Borneo and Thailand where they shipped their yacht, Tenaya, to Istanbul in 2014. After a season sailing in the Black Sea, they hopped down the Aegean, through the Corinth Canal and up the Aegean to Venice, Italy. 2016 marks 10 years aboard, 50,000 miles sailed, and 50 countries visited. The adventure continues…

SE Asia, Indian Ocean to Australia
(2006-2011)
The Hacking family have a wealth of information on their website including cruising notes for Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Anamans, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Chagos, Seychelles, Madagascar, Mayotte and Australia.

SV Carina - 10 years cruising the Pacific
Posted April 2013
Philip & Leslie are experienced sailors...10 years cruising the Pacific, >28,000 ocean miles on their Mason 33. They are active authors, contributing to sailing magazines and also active volunteers on HF radio nets (marine and ham bands including the Pacific Seafarer's Net). Their extensive website chronicles their ten years of continuous cruising and the amazing experiences they have had outside of the US. Currently based in Pohnpei, FSM.

Sail Surf ROAM
Posted February 2016.
Join Michael, Liss and Andy as they travel on their home-built Spirited 480 sailing cat "ROAM" in search of Great Sailing, Epic Waves and New Friends in the adventure of a lifetime. Website contains Adventure Films, Blogs, Technical Sailing Tips, and Design Ideas. Currently preparing for the Pacific after a good summer of Australian Cruising including Tasmania.

Sailing Around SE Asia
Posted May 2015 , (2011 onwards)
Notes by a couple cruising SE Asia aboard their 39 foot Wauquiez Amphora ketch "Yana de Lys". Blog includes reports on both sailing and travelling adventures.

South America and Southern Latitudes

Jacaranda Journey
Posted April, 2015, Updated April 2016
Chuck Houlihan & Linda Edeiken left San Diego in 2005 and spent 7 years cruising Mexico. In 2013 they headed south and have since explored Central America and South America with plans to explore Chile in 2015. Their blog has excellent passage notes and trip reports. April 2016 - Currently in the Marquesas Islands of French Polynesia since June 2015. We will be heading to the Tuamotus in the next week or so. Linda has loaded updates onto our website that cover every island we visited in the Marquesas(Passage Notes) and in addition I have added Marquesas food availability and costs including fuel, weather that we use in French Polynesia, obtaining Long Stay Visa for French Polynesia plus other items like keeping gooseneck barnacles off your vessel. All in “Other Good Stuff”.

The Voyages of Gilana
Updated April 2013, verified April 2016
A live aboard family (Laura, Mike and Liz) cruised from South Africa to Brazil, the Caribbean, across to the Med, back to the Caribbean and Central America, crossing the Atlantic several times from 1999. Their daughter Liz no longer lives on board with them, but Laura and Mike are still going strong.

Northern Latitudes

Vagabond - Polar Logistics
2011-2015: Sailing and wintering for scientific projects in Greenland and Nunavut (Canada). 2004-2009: 5 winters in Spitsbergen, Norway. 2002-2003: Arctic circumnavigation via the NE and NW passages.

Northern Europe

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Sail Big Sky
(2007-2011)
Europe and the Mediterranean - 37 countries and 4 continents.

Tale of the Restoration of SY Pacifico
(2007 - ongoing) , Updated April 2016
Illustrated website about the restoration and North Sea cruising of a German yacht. Text in both German and English. April 2016 - The "Pacifico" is still online. Since 2007 many things happened. Nowadays we are supporter for the Jane Goodall Institute (Germany), Sea Shepherd and busy in environmental protection. Here, in Nothwest Germany, where we live, we are well known as the animal protection ship. This year we will have a meeting with Dr Jane Goodall in the town called Leer nearby. (Update to follow)

Yacht Suwena sailing on the Baltic Sea and in Northern Europe
2011 - ongoing, updated April 2016
Eve and Andrus are from Finland and their blog has a lot of local knowledge for the Baltic Sea sailing. After leaving the Baltic their voyages took them on the coast of North Sea to the English Channel. It took two summers to circumnavigate the British Isles during which they sailed up north until the Shetland. After completing the UK circumnavigation their boat is currently based in Brittany. In upcoming years they have a plan to sail south on the Europe's Atlantic Coast and will update their blog once on board again. They also have a Youtube channel with videos about their sailing voyages.

North and Central America, and the Caribbean

Becoming a sailor on a St Francis 50 catamaran
August 2015 - ongoing
New to sailing and the cruising lifestyle, this blog documents how a mother with four young children makes the transition from landlubber to competent, bluewater sailor. Living on board a 50 foot catamaran, this family of six plans to sail in the Caribbean for 2+ years, with the possibility of a circumnavigation.

Billabong - First Year in the Caribbean
We are co-owners of the Billabong a 50ft Colvic Victor. Last winter we sailed from Menorca to Aruba, my two favorite islands, one is where I live, the other where I was born. We are planning to cruise every winter (if we can afford it!) and so hopefully see the world. Our blog has useful and fun information for other cruisers. Debbie & Andy.

Cruising Alaska and The Inside Passage of B.C
A useful report on their visit to Alaska in 2002.

Cruising Pacific Mexico for 3 years
Updated April 2016
Emily and Mark Fagan have been traveling full-time by sailboat and RV since 2007. After RVing for two years, they cruised Mexico’s Pacific coast as far as the Guatemala border and the Sea of Cortez for four years, and then returned to RVing full-time. Their site has hundreds of pages of info for sailors heading to Mexico plus a nearly four hour video series of cruising tips called "Cruising Mexico Off the Beaten Path."

Embarking on a Circumnavigation
Updated in April 2016
Paul and Caroline Frew have sailed their Oyster 575, Juno, extensively around the western Mediterranean and across the Atlantic to the Caribbean. Having developed a taste for long term cruising, they crossed the Pacific with the World ARC in 2015 to Western Australia. They have since shipped Juno back to Mallorca where they are preparing their boat for the next adventure. Current plans are to cruise the Greek Islands.
Some useful Med and Caribbean information on their blog.

Exploring the Caribbean & Central America
Posted November 2015.
Robb and Aubrey Hamic set off from Kemah, TX in July 15, 2015 with their two kids (ages 3 and 6) and very large service dog, aboard Miss Lone Star. She is a 37' Cruiser Yacht. They made it 1300 miles to Key West, FL and will soon set off again towards Cuba, The Bahamas and the rest of the Caribbean. They plan to sell the gas guzzler and trade up for a sailboat this year after the cruising season and continue exploring the rest of the Caribbean and Central America. After that, circumnavigation will be in all of their futures! Aubrey is a professional photographer who brings her images to life and they also publish a few videos weekly, for everyone's enjoyment.

Fleetwood in the Caribbean
(2008 - 2009)
The continuing log of Jack van Ommen’s cruises - this time through the Caribbean.

Hydroquest - Will and Sarah's Sailing Adventure
Started 2012
New to cruising, Will and Sarah bought their first boat in Mexico in 2011 and are now cruising the Sea of Cortez before venturing further afield - to where they don't yet know.

Jacaranda Journey
Posted April, 2015, Updated April 2016
Chuck Houlihan & Linda Edeiken left San Diego in 2005 and spent 7 years cruising Mexico. In 2013 they headed south and have since explored Central America and South America with plans to explore Chile in 2015. Their blog has excellent passage notes and trip reports. April 2016 - Currently in the Marquesas Islands of French Polynesia since June 2015. We will be heading to the Tuamotus in the next week or so. Linda has loaded updates onto our website that cover every island we visited in the Marquesas(Passage Notes) and in addition I have added Marquesas food availability and costs including fuel, weather that we use in French Polynesia, obtaining Long Stay Visa for French Polynesia plus other items like keeping gooseneck barnacles off your vessel. All in “Other Good Stuff”.

Morning Dove Travels South
Posted September 2015
5000 miles+ from the Chesapeake Bay to San Carlos Mexico. After purchasing Morning Dove (46" AMEL Maramu sailing ketch) in 2013, Bruce & Diana Moroney have sailed from the USA East Coast to Bermuda, the Caribbean, Bonaire, Panama, SA, Mexico and plan to cross the South Pacific from March 2016.

North America: Chicago & the Great Lakes
Posted September 2015.
Megan, Aaron and Claire (age 3) – a family of three - keep their boat in Chicago and live on board from May to October. They are currently cruising the Great Lakes and their blog gives an excellent insight into how it is possible to have both a floating and land home and share the cruising lifestyle with that of landlubbers.

SV Angel - A lady sailing her boat & working as a mobile, marine mechanic
Rebecca Burg's blog focues on seasonal cruising and living aboard as a working woman on a budget. Cruising areas include the Bahamas, areas of the Caribbean and Florida/Gulf of Mexico.

Sailing With Bloom
2016 to wheneverthefunrunsout
The Bloom Crew is a family of three with a crazy whippet who adores every human being on this planet. They sold their house and belongings in 2014 to embark on an adventure aboard their Bavaria 40, s/v Bloom. Based in Victoria, BC, this adventuresome trio is currently living aboard and will be heading South in 2016 down the West Coast with an eventual landing in La Paz, Mexico. What does their 10-year-old son have to say about this upcoming journey? One word- AWESOME. Follow them across the seas and horizons on their blog or get in touch by e-mail.

Single-handing around the Caribbean
(2009 - on going) , Updated April 2016
Arnd enjoying cruising 'Zanshin' in the Caribbean before (maybe) heading further afield. Currently (April 2016) on board in Grand Case, St. Martin and am still updating my web site and blog pages when I’m aboard.

Small Boat Cruising Along the Coast
Departed Florida 2010 - heading South
Ginny and Steve Ladd are sailing their day-sailer Thurston along the coast - currently in Venezuela (January 2012). Exploring coast and inland on the rivers. Great photos and text on their blog.

The Retirement Project
Posted March 2016.
The Retirement Project is a blog about Deb and T.J.’s journey to retirement on a sailboat cruising the East coast of the U.S. as well as the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Deb and T.J. started the process in 2007 with no previous sailing experience and are now actively cruising. It has a wealth of practical helps, great photos, and an occasional philosophical musing.

The Voyages of Gilana
Updated April 2013, verified April 2016
A live aboard family (Laura, Mike and Liz) cruised from South Africa to Brazil, the Caribbean, across to the Med, back to the Caribbean and Central America, crossing the Atlantic several times from 1999. Their daughter Liz no longer lives on board with them, but Laura and Mike are still going strong.

Two years for the Caribbean & Mediterranean
Posted November 2015.
Greg, Melinda (Mel), Allie (age 9,) and Tommy (age 11) Burnett, started cruising the Caribbean from Ft. Lauderdale in July 2015. They live aboard a Leopard 48 catamaran named The Amazing Marvin. Mel is taking a break from practicing medicine as a neurologist, Greg is the electrical-engineer/scientist type, and the kids are homeschooled. They have spent some time in Jamaica, Colombia, Aruba, and Curacao so far, and plan to finish up hurricane season in the ABC's and then head to St. Maarten, the Virgins, and the Bahamas over the winter and spring of 2016. If all goes well, they plan to spend the next year in the Med before returning to the US. Theirs is a 2 year plan.

Reports

From Nieuwpoort (Belgium) to the Med
(2007 - on going)
Dutch, English and French website by Kaat and Eric of SY Nehalinnia who left Nieuwpoort (B) on the 7th of July 2007 with their Fellowship 27'. Their final goal, the small village of HORTÓ in the Volos bay in Greece took them through France sailing the canals, the rivers Saône and Rhône, along the French Med coast - winteing in Menton -, along the Italian west-coast and to the islands. Through the Corinth canal and the Saronic gulf to their destination.
Indonesia to Australia
Cruising in Company
Page on the Sail Indonesia website where boats returning from Indonesia to Australia can post their details if the wish to meet up with other yachts doing the same thing.
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