Personal Sailing Web
A collection of interesting and
inspiring Personal Web Pages that I came across on the Web. If you would like to recommend any please e-mail me the URL.
- Yacht "Bohemian 2"
Round the World sailor Tatsuyo's Home Page. In English & Japanese.
- SY FAN FAN! Site
Uwe Rottgering is back in Germany after sailing solo around the world on his yacht FAN FAN! He traveled for 783 days and visited 16 countries.
- Yacht Taonui Web Site
Tony Gooch solo Non-Stop circumnavigation around the world on his aluminum boat "Taonui". Tony and Coryn also madde some notable voyages into the high latitudes.
- Crimson Tide Web Site
Read all about my friends Jaap & Dine's travels on their Van deStadt 36 "Crimson Tide" from New Zealand to Vanuatu, New Caledonia , Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and beyond. Many great pictures.
- Yacht Magarita Web Site
A family of 5 circumnavigated the world in five years on a LaFitte 44 sailboat.
- Yacht UFO Web Site
My friend Masanori Obata, a solo Japanese sailor whom I met in Malaysia sails his Prout 37 Catamaran in SE Asia/Indian Ocean for many years. If you cannot read Japanese, just enjoy the photos. Some English text included. Also a page in the memories of fellow sailor Peter Lesser.
- FREE eBooK: The Circumnavigators
The Circumnavigators: Small Boat Voyagers of Modern Times by Donald Holm. Stories about many of the sailors of the 70's and earlier. Read online or download.
- Yacht Searose Web Site
Chronicles the five years travels of a 44' steel ketch, Searose. They reversed the "Cape of Good Hope (Cape Town) Cruising Route" and sailed from Durban, South Africa up the East African coast (Mozambique, Tanzania, the mystical Zanzibar Island and Kenya), and then across the Indian Ocean to South East Asia where they cruised for several years.
- Yacht FIONA Web Site
The Blue Water Medal for 2000 was awarded to Eric B. Forsyth for a remarkable voyage in his 42' sloop to Antarctica from Long Island, N.Y. via the Panama Canal and back. A 21,784 mile voyage, completed in ten months.
- The travels and philosophies of Laurie G. and s/y "Aliisa" Yacht Tranquillity Web Site
"I am a dreamer weaver Saggitarian Peter Pan Space Cadet. I am a yo-yo bouncing up and down between total despair and depression and absolute exctacy and bliss. Life happens to me every day and I appreciate it. I Love Life. I'm a melancholic, alcoholic, self-absorbed, love-starved, well-meaning fool with his own set of rules. The modern society is absurd to me. Traffic lights and shoes. I don't understand the meaning of them."
This is my friends Mary and Rick's web site about their cruising from New England, US to the South Pacific. Mary is well known among South Pacific cruisers of year 2002 as the weather lady on the SSB cruisers Net.
- Atomvoyages Web Site
Voyaging around the world on the sailboat Atom with James Baldwin and Mei. James is also quite a writer with many interesting and practical articles to his credit.
- Sandeep's Fatty Goodlander Web Site
Sandeep Baruah, VU2MUE a Ham operator from India created this web site about the well known and incorrigible sailor Fatty Goodlander.
- Yacht Liberty Web Site
Ty and Suzanne has completed a 4000 mile round-trip voyage from Washington, DC to Newfoundland on their Morgan 461 and are now in the Bahamas!
- Nomad Web Site
Ed Arnold is an inspiration to many. I'm really impressed with his 11 months solo circumnavigation onboard NOMAD a 36' aluminium yacht which he built himself.
- Dakare Web Site
Dan and Karen, from Washington, DC, are circumnavigating on their Hylas 54, "Dakare". The web site focuses on their past cruising experiences (Caribbean and the South Pacific) and their future plans to sail around the world. Informative section on the details and complexity of commissioning a new yacht.
- Sailorgirl Web Site
Join Sailorgirl (aka Catherine Winter) as she cruises around the Bahamas and Carribean aboard "Forbidden Planet", a CS 27. Learn how to skin a conch, cruise around Cuba looking for Fidel ...etc. An adventure site for armchair cruisers.
- The Cruising Life
This site offers interesting information and inspirations on how to live the cruising life. Stories and articles.
- The Two Captains
This site is the communications home port of Captains Gwen Hamlin and Don Wilson and the sailing yacht TacklessII.
- Crossing the Pacific on the Hoku Pa'a
Jim Hall's great adventures on an Erickson 30.Sailing, surfing, paragliding, scuba diving etc. From the US to Hawaii to Indonesia.
- Pangaea Wandering WebSite
Join Erika & Achim on their technomadic voyage aboard Pangaea.From Europe to Florida, Jamaica and continued through the Panama Canal, Galapagos and Polynesia.
The Sailing Adventures of the Park's Family.
Follow Robert Case on his voyage around the world on his Endurance 37 "Suntrekka".
- The Usaul Suspects Carribean Adventures
This Website was produced in an effort to encourage the sharing of great Caribbean Experiences between sailing enthusiasts created by Rob Charuk.
- Stories Of Adventure
Links to on-line stories and books about various adventures including sailing and the sea.
- The Chinese Sail Rig
The Adventures of Charles Platt with his Jubk Rig boat - "High Tea".
- Voyage of Minuit.
Benoit Kaisin and Ghislaine Bovy invite you to share their dream circumnavigating on their aluminium salboat "Minuit". Their goal is to travel at leisure and to avoid the race to become "the richest in the graveyard".
- KatieKat's Cruise
Joe Siudzinski and Kathy are the owners of a Seawind 1000 cruising catamaran named KatieKat. Great site with detailed and informative account of their cruise from Sydney (Australia). Check out his account of deploying and retrieving their sea-anchor in 30+ knots of winds.
- Vision Quest.
Vincent Lauwers (Vinny), a 32 years old paraplegic sailor set sail on December 19 1999, upon his ultimate quest: To be the first disabled person to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world.
- Voyage of Abeline.
Nils and Torild Krogsrud three years honeymoon sailing around the world on their Najad 361.
- Voyage of Nael.
Stan and Marlyn' voyage from Hawaii - Vanuatu - Australia and beyond on their French 36' steel cruiser.
- Journey's Cruising Stories.
Linda Hill and Susan Scott's cruising stories.
- Bill Dietrich Homepage.
Bill Dietrich's "database" for his cruising retirement plan; it shows his thought processes with much useful information and links.
- Cruisers Log.
Its got Cruiser homepages/narratives, yacht positions,
free crewfinder, M/M radio nets, a message board, classifieds, good marine
links & more.
- Latitude 0 dgree Circumnavigation.
Mike Horn's solo circumnavigation along the Equator using only his own resources and non-motorised transport, i.e. F-28 trimaran, bicycle, canoe and on foot.
- TGW.Net Sailing Stories
Tim Whelan's Sailing Stories web site. Good cruising stories with great photos including "Adventures in the Charlottes" and "Around Vancouver Islands". Check it out if you are heading up North.
Kamen "Call Me FishMeal" HomePage.
Well known SF Bay area ocean racer. Lot's of interesting
Circumnavigation Web Page:
Peter SimsFreeman --Circumnavigation via
Victoria-CapeHorn-Kerguelen Is.-Australia-NZ-US -Vic. Good
- Paul of Westsail
32 "Watergeus" Page
The adventures of Watergeus and its captain trying to answer these
questions: How to sail the seas without being a millionaire? How
friendly are people really? What kind of qualities do you need to
sail around the world? What does happen more: Getting a free meal
or a burglary on your boat?
- Writes and Wrongs of
Suzy O'Keefe's WebBook of a collection of stories, recipies,
journal entries, adventures, photos, drawings, and lessons learned
during her extensive time on the ocean. Good read.
of a Long-Distance Cruiser
Paul Lutus's account of his 3.5 year circumnavigation on a
Crealock 31, "Selene". You'll have to download the text file
(185kb--MicrosoftWord) to read this mini book, but worth it.
- Jesse Martin's Solo
On December 6th 1998 Jesse Martin, a 17 year old boy from
Melbourne, Australia set sail to try and become the youngest
person to solo circumnavigate the world, non-stop and
- SailNet's "From
Out There" Series
Here are voices from the great world of adventuring under sail,
sailors out there doing it. Lots of practical experinces to
Sue Holt and Larry Hamilton present their world of living
and breathing the cruising-life dream.
John Kretschmer, taking sailing adventure in gulps, treks
the large distances as a peripatetic sailing delivery skipper.
Beth Leonard explores the further reaches as she and
partner Evans Starzinger take their cruising into the blue-water
reaches of voyaging afar.
- Cruising Mexico
(The Sailor Dude)
Scott Smith cruising Mexico wisdom. From fishing and SSB to
weather and refrigeration. Also see Scott's
Rules for Boat Projects.
- Sailing Promises
Alayne Main's web site about their circumnavigation with her
husband Alec on a Prout 32 catamaran "Sailing Promises". An honest
account from a woman's perspective that explores the relationship
aspects of cruising with her partner. For a more complete account
about their voyage buy their book.
Read about how a young man set out to achieve his life long dream
of buying his own sail boat 'Chou'(Albin Vega 27) and living out a
dream in the Caribbean by going cruising again.
Cruising on a 27 ft. S27 from Montreal to the Caribbean with a
dog. Good reports and suggestions on boat and trip
- Go West Web Page
Follow the travels Helen & Jim Boswell of the sailing yacht
'Go West' on their three year voyage from San Francisco California
to Key West Florida the long way.
on a 21 foot Catamaran
Rory MacDougal's circunnavigation on a Wharram Tiki21 catamaram.
- Second Time Around
"Second Time Around"--Experienced circumnavigators Tom & Jean
Service discussed such relevant topics as Researching &
Planning Your Dream, Tropical Cyclones and anchors.
- Out Of Bounds
This is the ongoing story of the sailboat "Out of Bounds" and her
crew on a three year circumnavigation. A nicely executed page
employing the latest web publishing technology - QTVR, sound and
video etc. Great photos too. Not exactly small boat cruising but
worth checking out.
- Lori and
Rich's European Adventure
Rich is fulfilling his dream of many years by cruising the canals
and rivers of Europe on their old Dutch Lemsteraak, "Carpe Diem"
(a boat that could cross seas and climb mountains) and having a
wonderful time enjoying the sights and people. Not all cruisers
have to cross oceans. The happiness is in the journey.
Join the Ranbow Chaser and her crew as they cruise the Caribbean.
Lots of good fun and photos.
of the New World
Follow Lee Gunter and Mindi Miller on their voyage around the
world on "New world", their Lyle Hess design 32 foot cutter. Lots
of photos and even sound files to download.
Reid's Web Page
Phaon Reid gave up a his job in London, crossed the Atlantic
w/Sarah and cruised the Caribbean while working six months a year.
He will be telling you how he prepared his Excalibur 36 "Avalon of
Arne" for the trip, and the story of their journey. Lots of good
advise, details on planning and cruising locations.
of Cafe'Sport Web Page
Those who have sailed to the Azores will surely know Peter and the
famous Cafe' Sport. A friend and guardian to all sailors who
ventured to the Island of Faial in the Atlantic. (WebSite is in
John F.McGrady's reasons for cruising. This book attempt to show
that "getting back to reality" means what it must have meant
originally, to get back to living in a world of mystery and
surprise, rather than in the eternal boredom many of us would like
to think we have successfully manipulated with our lives. A long
- Brian "BJ" Caldwell
Brian's attempt to become the youngest person to sail around the
world solo. He did it on a 26ft Contessa sloop. Brian has
completed his circumnavigation and is safely home.
- Global Online
Adventure Learning Site.
Explorers of all ages are invited to travel with them on their
exciting and educational adventures which are intended to inspire
you to establish and strive for goals of your own, whatever they
may be. Adventurers represented at this site are Karen Thorndike
and John Oman, two Round the World solo sailors. The Kyrnos Kids,
three teen-age brothers on a two year exploration of the Pacific.
Mick Bird, a Trans-Oceanic Rower.
- The Xapic
A very well done web site for Westsail afficiandos. If you own a
Westsail this is a must visit site. Great graphics and information
for the cruising sailors (even non-Westsail owners). Informative
section on Marine Mobile Ham radio licensing and test etc. Links
to other useful sites too.
Plug into the latest bleeding edge technology in small boat
cruising of the 'near future'. Nomadic Research Lab's high-tech
multihull with an extensive network of embedded control systems, a
satellite Internet link, console Macintosh, ham radio, 1080 watts
of solar panels, deployable kayaks, self-trailering capability,
on-board video production, and whole new levels of technomadic
- • Guide to Sailing and
Paul VandenBosch have created a comprehensive web page of
interesting sailing and cruising stories. Stories that offer
advice as well as inspiration. If you can't find it here you will
probably find it in Paul's web page.
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