It’s official. Not everyone loves a parade. As we walked through the streets of the quaint Brazilian city of Olinda during its historic, annual carnival, I began to feel claustrophobic. We were outside, but the walls were closing in on me.Read More
Basic Principles of Seamanship – How to Get Your Sea Legs
For the novice sailor, Michelle guides you through this new and exciting journey as she continues to learn the finer art of sailing. While Maik's logbook is for the more experienced sailor, this logbook reveals all the good, the bad, and the ugly details about the planning stages, stories about living on a sailboat, sailing with dogs, the reality of working while sailing, impressions of our many interesting destinations along the way, nitty-gritty details about each sailing passage, and the entire experience from the first mate's point of view.
Today we set sail to cross the Atlantic Ocean! We have been preparing for this day for more than a year, and we are so excited! We leave Mindelo, São Vicente, Cape Verde today and will sail approximately 1,580 nautical miles to Cabadelo, Brazil. On our way, we will sail cross the Equator and make a stop at Ilha Fernando de Noronha, a remote island about 200 nautical miles off the Brazilian Coast. Follow this link to watch the passage briefing with all the details.Read More