Sailing with Our Kids in the Bahamas

For future Bahamian sailing families: We started sailing last fall with our four children ages 8 to 15, and within the Bahamas we’ve sailed from the Abacos all the way down to Raggeds Island and back!   What we’ve been able to experience has accumulated to quite a bit, so I’ve created a small collection of…

Overcoming Our Fears

Since we first started sharing our sailing dreams with family and friends, we received mixed reviews about our decision…. and they were justified as we shared the same excitement, but with a few reservations.  Concerns like whether we could actually get out on the water (financially), would we endanger the kids more by taking this…

Phase II: Offshore Slogging

I know I spoke briefly last post about our time at Wrightsville Beach, NC.  Truth be told- we were there to capture a quick shot of my nephew serving a mission in the Raleigh NC area- currently stationed at the Hampstead Ward which was relatively close to shore (a mere 6 miles away:).  So we…

Phase I : Fezywig U

Beginnings- with every new experience there is obviously a heavy learning curve- having Erik show us the boat dynamics and systems for a few days has definitely helped shorten that time for us. Here’s a quick run down of Phase 1: Fezywig U Day One: Upper Manhattan to Manasquan, NJ Conditions: Hudson River, NY Harbor,…

My 9 Month Hiatus

For most people 9 months is related to life changes like having a baby… the whole time you prepare and wait, knowing that at the end you will have this amazing gift from God– a little miracle.  My non-blogging hiatus for the past 9 months has been a preparation of sorts as well, just no baby– but…

Wet Feet

Travis and I have enrolled in a ‘crew training’ course for the next 2 months in the hopes of getting our feet wet out on the bay (literally).  We’re told the object of this class is to train us for the Hampton Yacht Club and a Chesapeake Bay Racing Series where we are the hot…