After five long months of waiting while Genevieve lay on her ear, we can now happily report that she is on her feet in the yard at Nanny Cay, British Virgin Islands. We have spent a week going through her every nook and cranny cleaning the gunk left behind by a tsunami of rainwater and muck. … More Standing Tall, Heading for Fort Lauderdale
Experience our adventures via our new video of our 2017 BVI trip…
Genevieve is still laying on her side, and will be for a few more weeks yet. The Nanny Cay boat yard is working on righting all the felled boats and have made great progress. Unfortunately there are a couple of really big yachts hemming us in, and in order to lift these, the yard needs … More Fingers Tapping…
Finally we have some up-close shots of Genevieve and we can see that she is still more or less in one piece! She is leaning forward and on her side, which means the part of the hull that is on the ground is a forward, strongly built part. That is good. Also her rudder–a potentially … More Down, But Not Out
Hey Peeps. Maybe you can find some funds to donate to our friends Erik and Sheryl in Tortola who lost their home, their possessions, and their business in Hurricane Irma? Any amount appreciated and sorely needed to help them rebuild. https://www.gofundme.com/rescue-e-s-in-the-bvi?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=sharing_image&utm_campaign=invite_n If you would prefer a more general donation point, Richard Branson’s fund is the … More Donate
We finally have some news. We saw this picture this morning of the Nanny Cay storage area. Most boat are toppled and it looks bad, but Genevieve is identifiable. She is on her ear, leaning over about 30 degrees and it looks like the mast is still up. We won’t know the extent of damage … More Now We Know, Kinda
Genevieve took a direct hit from hurricane Irma and we have not received any direct confirmation of how she did or even if she is still a boat rather than a pile of twisted stainless and fiberglass. Tortola was slammed and most people lost their homes, and some lost loved ones, so our First World … More Poor Virgin Islands!
We left Genevieve sleeping on land in Nanny Cay, British Virgin Islands. We have been enjoying our Summer at West Gilgo, but poor Genevieve is about to be slammed by Category 5 Hurricane Irma. We left her fully prepped to survive a blow, but a Cat 5 is an outrageously powerful storm that will flatten … More Irma is Coming!
The British Virgins have been well and truly explored. Since January we have anchored in every possible bay, snorkeled every reef, seen every sunset, and sampled every beach bar’s conch fritters. So with this season’s guest list completed and waved off, we have decided to head west to more Virgin territory. The British Virgin Islands … More Island Life
We are featured in a Special Report in Cruising World…its a sailing magazine people! Click this: john-and-martin-cruising-world
This from 21º 19’.113N, 065º29’.442W, or in other words, 1000 miles out from Fort Lauderdale with only 200 to go to St Thomas, US Virgin Islands on this seven-day ocean adventure via the non-stop, way out there “I-65” route. We have not seen another ship in the North Atlantic Ocean for four days…the crew of … More Big Sail
Winter is on its way and we are outta here! And to get “outta here” we are undertaking our most ambitious and longest ocean passage yet: a non-stop, 1100 mile sail into the Atlantic from Florida to the Virgin Islands. Read on… We left NY just as the chill arrived in late October. We drove to Genevieve in … More Watch Out Virgins…
Despite sitting right in the path of hurricane Matthew, Genevieve came through the storm unscathed as far as we can tell from marina reports from Georgia. Matthew gave us a bit of a scare, but we had left Gen in a very safe marina and had prepared her assuming a storm or two would visit … More Genevieve Takes on Matthew…and Wins!
Although theoretically away from sailing for the Summer at West Gilgo Beach in Long Island, we have managed to stay damp and moist with some hydro-adventures…read on. Missing the discomfort and damp of sailing, we decided to head for the Adirondacks with our sea kayaks to do a kayaking/camping expedition with paddling pal Thom Dunn. Although … More On Dry Land, But Not Quite Dry
Genevieve may be resting in Georgia, but I was barely back home in NY before setting off on another sailing adventure. This time aboard Mahina Tiare III, starting in the Scottish Orkney islands and heading across the boisterous North Sea to Norway, then up the Norwegian coast to the far arctic north. John and Amanda Neal’s … More Don’t Tell Genevieve…
We are back in New York reflecting on our first season afloat…read on. After our sojourn in the Exumas, making it as far south to Black Point in Great Guana Cay, we started to make our way north back up the island chain, then a jump across to New Providence island. On the way, we … More Full Circle/Graduation
We are in the Exumas and find ourselves in a zone of unusual biological diversity at the moment, most of it marine, but some land-based fauna are exhibiting rather unusual opportunistic adaption to the sea. Read on… We had a great time skiing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming with the Stettners/Bohnes and returned to Marsh Harbour … More Darwin Confounded
The Whale passage eventually calmed down enough for us to pass through and access a new set of Cays in the south end of the Sea of Abaco. These Cays are a bit more populated and busy compared to the deserted, or at best, thinly-populated islands in the north. We had an instant “in” with … More Nippers, Nippers!
We have sailed to our first foreign country–we are in the Bahamas! This is a big step, mainly because we crossed the infamous Gulf Stream to these islands on our own, overnight. Just us. It was a little trepidatious heading out of Port Everglades inlet into the pitch-black, moonless ocean, but we had an unexpected send-off from … More Resistance to Reggae & Rum is Useless
We have been hanging in Florida getting used to the new normal (see below). Weather warm, sun shining. But now its time for a bit of an adventure. Before our sailing guru contacts put us right, the plan was to leave the safety of Fort Lauderdale and slowly meander south down the Florida coast to … More We’ve Completely Lost Our Head