Isolated Sailing

  Currently, we have  the  perfect isolation bubble.  The self-sufficient, prepper’s dream, Genevieve is a long swim from shore, her lockers well-stocked, and no febrile indication that she has taken on a Corona stowaway. But let’s rewind.  While Genevieve slept in Peakes Yard, Trinidad & Tobago, John and I had an autumn of land-based exploration … More Isolated Sailing

Hooked on Sailing

It’s been a long slog, but Genevieve is finally back to fighting form: re-rigged, re-fitted, shiny as new, and ready to sail.  And what better way to test her mettle than to take her on a non-stop 1500-mile Atlantic romp from Fort Lauderdale to the British Virgin Islands? So, on December 31, 2018,  after months … More Hooked on Sailing

Fingers Tapping…

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…

Down, But Not Out

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

Now We Know, Kinda

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

Poor Virgin Islands!

  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!

Irma is Coming!

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!

Big Sail

  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

Watch Out Virgins…

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…