Friends & Cruisers

Colin Murphey’s Blog — A good friend from our KU days, Colin is sailing with us for several months.  He’s a photojournalist, so in addition to blogging about his adventures he’ll be posting some of the great pics and videos he takes along the way.

Anima III — Our friend Martin Hammer from Austria sailing a beautiful, wooden hull Colin Archer ketch around the world.

S/V Imagine — Our friends Marc, Jane, Caroline, Grant, and Noah are an American family of five from Chicago and are sailing around the world as well.  We’ve enjoyed meeting up with them in several places.

S/V Bahati – After brief meetings in Christmas and Cocos Keeling, we’ve kept in touch with Nat on Bahati via SSB and e-mail as we crossed the Indian Ocean at the same time but using different routes.

Zac Sunderland — Zac was the youngest solo circumnavigator for a time, and we transited the Panama Canal together during his historic trip

Stravaig — Our friends Jeff & Jose on Stravaig, some of our favorite people for dinner, drinks, and conversation

Bumfuzzle — Pat & Ali are now well-known youthful and unconventional catamaran circumnavigators who have moved on to land adventures.  Their website helped to inspire us.

Exit Only — Dave and his family circumnavigated on a Privilege 39 as well and were a good source of info for us.

S/V Jane’O – Scott & Chris bought the Privilege 39 (Jane’O) that first inspired us to seriously consider a Privilege for our circumnavigation.  They’ve now finished their refit and have started cruising.

Antoine — We met Antoine in the Tuamotus.  He’s an incredibly nice guy and also a famous French singer and travel documentary maker.

Visage Studio — Lauren’s dad is a sculptor. Check out his impressive bronze pieces.


NOAA Marine Weather — US NOAA NWS Marine weather page — Great way to retrieve GRIB files at sea

General Sailing

Furled Sails — Great sailing podcasts.  Bumfuzzle and Exit Only both have great interviews here.

Noonsite — Jimmy Cornell´s website is THE on-line English reference for cruisers on the details and formalities for ports all over the world.  We have a post there in the Swan Island section.  Jimmy Cornell´s "World Cruising Routes" book is the primary passage-planning book for circumnavigating sailors.

Cruisers Forum — We spent a lot of time here researching gear and repairs.  It’s a good resource and full of opinionated sailors.