Portrait of a Cruiser

Noonsite’s “Portrait of a Cruiser” series started in 2018 and aims is to give a face to the Noonsite community.

Every month we profile regular contributors to the site, why they started cruising, their boat, crew, route, thoughts on cruising and much more.

As well as helping those new to the cruising life get a glimpse of what the possibilities are and learn a little from the experts, it’s also an interesting read for seasoned cruisers to pick up tips and find out what other cruisers are doing out there on the big blue.

See the Reports and News Tabs below for all Portraits posted to date.

If you would like to take part, please contact [email protected] with a short summary of your cruising life to date and a link to your blog/website (if you have one), and to request a questionnaire. We look forward to hearing from you!

A picture of the smiling couple who own yacht Migration in Bali in 2012

Alene Rice and Bruce Balan of SY Migration

lisa and captain fabio standing on the deck of the boat holding the courtesy flags of all the countries they have sailed to

Lisa Dorenfest and Captain Fabio of SY Amandla

chloe the dog with her 2 owners and fellow crew members in the sea together

Chloe the dog, Tim Goodyear and Jules Buckley of SY Mojito

couple dressed in white overhauls and clear goggles, dressed to paint the keel of their boat

Wayne and Alison Sollars of SY Blue Heeler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reports

  • Portrait of a Cruiser: Sam and Adrian Wood

    Date Published - June 17, 2020

    Sam and Adrian Wood, both qualified skippers, have subsidized their last decade of cruising with delivery and charter work. After leaving the UK in 2011... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser: Amy and David Alton of SY Starry Horizons

    Date Published - April 01, 2020

    Young American couple David and Amy Alton started their five-year circumnavigation from Antigua on December 31, 2015 aboard their catamaran Starry Horizons and crossed their... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser: Gemma and Andi Ross of SY Paws

    Date Published - February 14, 2020

    Starting out from Australia in 2018, this British/South African liveaboard couple have spent 18 months cruising the countries in Australia's backyard (New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Solomon... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser: Andy & Julie Nemier

    Date Published - January 24, 2020

    Andy and Julie Nemier are full time power-boat cruisers on board their Nordhavn '62 Infinity. Having left Vancouver in 2013 they are "loosely" circumnavigating and... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser: Sue and John Woods of MY Solita

    Date Published - December 10, 2019

    Australians Sue and John Woods have been cruising SE Asia on their 47ft motor yacht Solita for the last nine years. During that time they... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser: Karin and Tony Stubbs

    Date Published - November 15, 2019

    Almost at the end of a 28-year circumnavigation, Tony and Karin Stubbs live the cruising life at a slow pace. They also choose to live... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser: Wayne and Alison Sollars of S.Y. Blue Heeler

    Date Published - October 29, 2019

    Australians Wayne and Alison Sollars decided thirteen years ago that their lives would be more fulfilled if they bought a boat and sailed off into... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser: Allen and Maria Wadsworth

    Date Published - September 27, 2019

    Allen and Maria Wadsworth have been contributing information to Noonsite ever since they cast off their dock lines from the UK in 2017. Cruising double-handed... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser: Lisa Dorenfest

    Date Published - August 22, 2019

    Circumnavigator Lisa Dorenfest had always wanted to escape to sea, but the time never seemed quite right. Surviving cancer threw life into perspective and encouraged... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser: German crew Christian, Sabrina, Joshua and Jonathan of Yacht Moya

    Date Published - May 24, 2018

    German cruising parents Christian and Sabrina started long distance cruising in Europe with a baby of 3 months and a toddler. Two years later the... Read More

News

  • A Dedication to Patrick Childress – Cruising Legend

    Date Published - June 09, 2020

    It is with great sadness we report that Patrick Childress, circumnavigator, DIY specialist, sailing ambassador and inspiration to so many, has passed away in a... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser: Dog Chloe from SY Mojito

    Date Published - July 24, 2019

    For a new spin on our ‘Portrait of a Cruiser’ series, this month we are profiling a four-legged crew member. Labrador mix, Chloe, has just... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser: Alene D. Rice and Bruce Balan

    Date Published - April 10, 2019

    (Apr 10, 2019) - An early love for travel and sailing lead both Alene and Bruce to set goals early in life towards a future... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser – Maryanne and Kyle Webb

    Date Published - February 23, 2019

    With a desire to actively “steer” their lives rather than safely continue on the conveyor belt of life, Maryanne and Kyle Webb merged their dreams... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser – Eric and Tamara Barto

    Date Published - January 28, 2019

    On the 8 December 2018, Eric and Tamara Barto completed their circumnavigation having successfully sailed 45,000 NM since 2008, visiting 49 countries. Their dream to... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser – Dave and Pattie Bowden

    Date Published - December 05, 2018

    Dave and Pattie Bowden spent 13 years exploring SE Asia as well as Australian waters in their catamaran "This Way Up". Their articles on getting... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser – Ivar Smits & Floris van Hees

    Date Published - November 13, 2018

    Ivar and Floris' gave up busy jobs to circumnavigate with Sustainability being their main goal. They are keen to learn from others worldwide and research... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser – Chuck Houlihan & Linda Edeiken

    Date Published - October 17, 2018

    Chuck Houlihan & Linda Edeiken left San Diego on 2005 and spent 7 years cruising Mexico. In 2013 they headed south to explore Central &... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser – Julian Calder and Family

    Date Published - August 31, 2018

    The Calder family are starting their liveaboard life cruising in the Caribbean, the perfect place to get to know their 1980 blue water cruiser and... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser – Geoff and Alison Williams

    Date Published - July 31, 2018

    Geoff and Alison's sailing adventures started in 1987 when they bought a 54-year-old sloop and navigated with a plastic sextant. They have lived, cruised and... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser: Long term single-hander Anthony Swanston

    Date Published - June 30, 2018

    Anthony commissioned a one-off build on retirement and sailed off single-handed with his junk rig "loosely" around the world. After nine years on board, he... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser #12: Tony & Linda Olin

    Date Published - April 25, 2018

    This month sees a year that we have been running our "Portrait of a Cruiser" series. To celebrate we are featuring one of our dedicated... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser: The Craven Family

    Date Published - March 30, 2018

    Number 11 to take part in our "Portrait of a Cruiser" series are the Cravens, a British family with 3 small children on board who... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser: Eric, Leslie, Bryce and Trent Rigney

    Date Published - February 28, 2018

    Our 10th "Portrait of a Cruiser" are the Rigney family who are getting the max out of their 7-year circumnavigation. From bridge climbing in Sydney... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser: Phil and Yvonne Chapman

    Date Published - January 19, 2018

    January 2018 sees our 9th “Portrait of a Cruiser”, this time a UK couple, Phil and Yvonne Chapman, who started cruising as novices 14 years... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser: Thomas and Evelien Rodemeier

    Date Published - December 11, 2017

    Now in its eighth month, our “Portrait of a Cruiser” this month shows that not all long distance offshore cruisers wait until middle age to... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser: Chris and Valeria Thorne

    Date Published - November 03, 2017

    The seventh in our “Portrait of a Cruiser” series, this month we are profiling a British couple who are seasonal cruising in the Mediterranean. After... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser – David Frost and Kris Adams of SY Taipan

    Date Published - October 17, 2017

    The sixth in our “Portrait of a Cruiser” series, this month we are profiling an Australian couple who set off to circumnavigate Australia 13 years... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser – Selim Yalcin and Nadire Berker

    Date Published - September 09, 2017

    The fifth in our “Portrait of a Cruiser” series, this month we are profiling a Turkish couple who threw off their professional city life in... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser – Barb and Con Sprenger

    Date Published - August 09, 2017

    The fourth in our “Portrait of a Cruiser” series, this time we are profiling a Canadian couple who have spent several years cruising the Mediterranean... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser – Jim and Joy Carey with daughters Kelly and Erin

    Date Published - July 08, 2017

    The third in our “Portrait of a Cruiser” series, this month we profile another double-handed crew who have also cruised extensively with their (now grown... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser – Patrick and Rebecca Childress

    Date Published - June 14, 2017

    The second in our “Portrait of Cruiser” series, this time we are profiling American double-handers Rebecca and Patrick Childress. Regular contributors to noonsite during their... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser – Jess Lloyd-Mostyn and Family

    Date Published - May 17, 2017

    The first of a new feature, giving a face to the noonsite community. Liveaboard Mum of two, Jess Lloyd Mostyn, gives us an insight into... Read More

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