1200 NAUTICAL MILE SOLO SAIL!!!

(Daily Vlog 4 of 21) Departing from Tonga and deciding what course to take, hoping that the forecasted weather holds true and really really really being like… not worried… but like when you get butterflies but they are the good kind and your feeling ok but have a big task ahead of you but think that you will be able …

And so the Adventure Begins! (Elayna)

(Daily Vlog 2 of 21) Bye bye Australia and my lover, for now. Riley and I separate for different adventures. Mine being a LOT less adventurous than his adventure! Abbey and I would be staying in the Bay Of Islands – New Zealand awaiting Rileys arrival from Tonga. His single handed sail from Tonga…. looking out my aeroplane window while …

Doubt and worry before the solo sail

(Daily Vlog 1 of 21) My first ever solo sail was about to begin! The closer I got, the more I heard people saying how tough the crossing can be. This became concerning. They were always talking about a crewed sailing vessel and some didn’t know that I was attempting to do it solo so didn’t hold back in their …

A Yacht Called Cynthia (part II)

If you haven’t already read Ian’s story, we recommend you read this first: http://sailing-lavagabonde.com/a-yacht-called-cynthia/ It’s an inspiring story which you don’t come across too often. After reading Ians email in response to the winning patron call out we smiled, laughed, cried and took the time to really appreciate what we have. It was great to be able to revisit this story whilst we …