Sailing with Kids


Boat NameCurrent PositionLast Report
s/v Convivia43º 38.646' N,70º 14.052' WWe decided to use our last weekend of freedom to check out Peaks Island. The kids have been enjoying tidepooling an beach combing. We even introduced them to the joys of flavor ice. All is well.
Flour Girl33º 48.03' S,151º 16.902' E
Totem17º 57.882' N,66º 37.02' WPonce, PR - unplanned stop, hello overheating engine! Looks like we may be replacing the heat exchanger.
Ceilydh20º 44.91' N,105º 22.788' WBack in La Cruz after departing April 9 2011. I guess we need to plan our next adventure now...
SV Heavy Metal8º 24.042' N,82º 26.568' WWe are leaving Bocas del Toro today. We will probably stop in San Andres or Providencia along the way to wait for the next weather window. Then its off to Isla Mujeres MX then Florida. All is well on Heavy Metal. Love Rigo, Deborah, Zyon and Hunter. (PS-Don't trust the Farkwar location)
Penny Lane12º 9.228' N,68º 16.758' W3 nights (465 miles) downwind from Bequia to Bonaire, one of the best dive spots in the world. This is a nice friendly, Dutch island, with a dive site on to the Coral Reef every few yards. Anna flew back to the UK for a few days leaving Sam and I here, catching up on school and work, and enjoying the occasional dive.
Shawnigan29º 32.19' N,113º 33.348' WShawnigan is at Refugio with Easy, Karvi, and Let it be. Reported temperature of 98F during the night!
Nomi24º 9.408' N,110º 19.488' WFinally made La Paz, after a half-successful attempt landed us in Los Frailes waiting out rough weather for several days. We had the bad luck to beat upwind going north for a couple days out of Los Frailes, only to find the wind shifted when we turned south into Bahía de La Paz so we were *still* going upwind!
Yare48º 24.48' N,122º 39.138' W
Misty45º 19.014' N,85º 15.414' WCharlevoix, MI
Quasar8º 4.158' N,98º 26.688' E
Caminante39º 38.88' N,25º 41.568' WLeft San Miguel in Acores yesterday, now 100M north of the islands. Soft winds of less than 10knots from SW, Sunny an fogpatches.
Sea Monkey 6º 21.438' N,99º 40.614' EWell we arrived in Langkawi. I think we broke a record as well. We did a whopping 120nm ( approx. 230km) in 47 hours. That's an average of about 2.5kn or nearly 5 km/h. Don't worry we didn't get the speed wobbles. In fact at stages we where becalmed so out in the middle of the ocean with no land in sight the kids and I decided it was high time for a swim. We did plenty of jumping off the front of the boat and getting back on again at the back. With no engine it was very peaceful and relaxing but we did have to concentrate as when the boat was moving we needed to make sure it kept moving and in the right direction. When we where only 16 nm from getting to Langkawi we ran out of wind again and starting drifting backwards towards an island. We through out the anchor for a few hours until there was a bit more wind again and kept going. The final 16nm took us another 8.5 hours. We ended up hiring a car and going over to Kuah and doing our check in, this is the simplest and cheapest place to check in anywhere in Asia so far and can all be done in less than an hour. Today we took along walk up the hill to a fantastic waterfall with great rock pools and rock slides. We had a ball and then came back and chilled out.
S/V Lady Mary
Medina25º 17.856' S,152º 54.516' EMade it. We'll use Hervey Bay as our base for exploring over the next six months before we start to head north again.
Yemaya18º 17.49' N,65º 38.058' WEvening anchor outside Puerto del Rey (gigantic marina). Lovely pizza dinner with Jim, Stacey, Lauren, Marlene. Next day drove to San Juan to have a look. Found Carlos (again!) Checked two marinas and stunning old San Juan. Super beautiful. Ran into Behan and Sophie for a chat.
s/v Sail Pending21º 29.13' N,71º 32.328' WNice protected anchorage off of South Caicos
s/v INDRA32º 37.656' N,117º 8.22' W
Autonomy26º 42.246' N,78º 59.298' WFinally made it to the Bahamas! Anchored at West End.
Little Minx32º 25.158' N,80º 39.486' WHanging out at Ladies Island Marina until the spring.
Itchy Foot12º 38.844' N,61º 23.496' WSalt Whistle Bay. Stunning.
Robin23º 30.126' N,75º 46.146' WLeaving George Town and heading to the Jumentos Tuesday 2/14/7.
Venilia32º 36.3' S,115º 38.478' E
Gromit25º 32.586' N,76º 45.504' W
s/v Dawn Treader26º 46.356' N,80º 2.04' WJuly 4, 2017 - Happy Independence Day everyone! A quick trip out on the water, now heading back through the Lake Worth Inlet to find a good anchorage for the amazing 4th on Flagler fireworks show tonight. If it is anything like last year it should be pretty spectacular!
Party of Five18º 30.522' N,64º 21.696' WBouncing around the BVI then off to St. Thomas for a while. We will be in St. Thomas getting some boat parts, then off to St. John.. Finally down to St. Croix before heading back down the chain.
Allegro25º 25.362' N,76º 35.862' WHanging here with Nana. The water is calm and clear. Getting chores done, diving and cleaning the bottom.
Mobert56º 50.496' N,134º 41.97' W
Pakia tea16º 53.502' S,144º 51.402' W18.06.2017 13:00 LT; Wind NE, 6 kts; on selfmade mooring, Tahanea Lagoon, "C-Reef"; out through Makemo W-pass yesterday at high tide and in through Tahanea middle pass today at rising tide, 1kn inflowing current - both under sail, no problem; found another paradise :-) <BR/>
Utopia II21º 21.798' S,9º 36.402' EEnd of Day 2 to St Helena <BR/><BR/> <BR/> 25+kn on the BEAM. Thought<BR/> this was supposed to be an easy downwind sail! Sea is sloppy<BR/> & confused and the forecast is the same for the next 5<BR/> days.Fun Fun,not.
Bloom26º 51.948' N,111º 50.868' W
Ketchy Shuby18º 3.912' N,63º 5.892' WSailing to st Kitts tomorrow
Laurin of Maldon51º 37.608' N,0º 48.378' EHome port. Will be back in the water hopefully before Easter
Mariposa29º 53.778' N,81º 18.594' WOur furthest stop north for the season! Hanging here for a couple of weeks getting Mariposa ready for storage on the hard for hurricane season.
Agnes Rose26º 46.002' N,77º 19.002' W----- <BR/>At 4/9/2017 6:48 PM (utc) our position was 26°46.00'N 077°19.00'W
S/V Jade34º 12.48' N,77º 47.928' WJade is hanging in our home port of Wrightsville Beach, NC for the summer.
Lark18º 3.648' N,63º 6.702' WOur boat is in the Geminga yard outside of Marigot.
Andrina30º 18.858' N,87º 34.248' W
Selavi17º 35.472' S,149º 37.098' W
NAKAMAKULA9º 30.588' N,79º 46.386' W
Alo Alo5º 32.7' S,150º 4.8' EWe are now out of the water at a local wharf. New bottom paint and chasing rust.
ABACO REAL42º 43.626' N,17º 40.044' E
Sophie40º 36.582' N,8º 12.486' EBeautiful large bay by Porto Conte, well protected options for any weather, sandy beaches with bars and restaurants.
Luminesce48º 47.262' N,122º 42.492' WSeptember 25, 2015 Day of Our Departure from our home port of Sandy Point Ferndale, WA
Summer Kai37º 1.032' N,76º 20.592' WSummer Kai had an uneventful rounding of Cape Hatteras (YAY!). We caught a few fish (Black Fin Tuna and a Mahi) and had a nice 20 knot breeze with a following sea to push us into the Chesapeake. Tonight we are tucked into Bluewater Marina in Hampton. It's cold here! Looking forward to making our way toward Cape May via the C&D canal.
SV Wild Child 46º 8.706' N,1º 10.086' W
Gypsy Lady27º 44.478' N,82º 38.052' W
Perry8º 18.0' S,157º 9.6' E
Tortuga27º 19.962' N,82º 32.754' W
Honey22º 16.692' S,166º 26.334' EWe will be in New Caledonia for three months. Love to catch up with any kid boat. We have two kids, a boy age 14 and a girl age 12.
Yuana50º 21.894' N,4º 7.824' WAfter 28 hours we arrived in Plymouth
Forty Two40º 34.368' N,19º 48.108' E
Aquabat26º 41.892' S,153º 7.572' E
Blue Bayou27º 4.998' S,152º 58.998' E
Tuvalu Family catamaran40º 38.772' N,8º 39.744' WSailed into the Lagoon of Aveira. The waves didn't let us sleep. We needed a rest! Kids are happy now!
Free Spirit43º 39.75' N,70º 14.238' W