Saints and Indians (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 18

Full house on board La Vaga as Rileys dad, step mum, plus 3 friends from Australia Connor, Dustin and Milsey join us for the week. We sail the coast of Dominica and explore the Indian River where Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Mans Chest was filmed! Explore a village hidden in the forrest where the people live off the …

The Sailing Podcast

Hey guys. We recently had a friendly little chat with our friend David from The Sailing Podcast. If you guys would like to hear our voices for 50 minutes or so, give this a play! We talk a bit about our lives before ‘Sailing La Vagabonde’ and cover a range of topics of our lives now onboard and what it’s …

La Vagabonde Goes to the Cricket!

La Vagabonde Goes to the Cricket in Beautiful Dominica! And we explore some waterfalls from ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’! We were lucky enough to be in Dominica while the cricket was on. Australia vs West Indies! Rileys Dad and step mum flew over from Australia to watch the game along with 3 friends so we had a full boat for …

The Atlantic Crossing – Article I submitted to Cruising Helmsman.

The Atlantic Crossing La Vagabonde was purchased in 2013 in the small Italian town of Monopoli from 3 arguing Italian businessmen. She is a 43ft Beneteau Cyclades. I had been sailing for a total of 10 hours before that time having hoisted a main sail exactly twice. After a myriad of really very embarrassing mistakes, a vertiginous learning curve and …

How do we furl this headsail in?

I called Lucas:  Me: ‘Hey mate, you know how I was gonna buy that Yacht?’ Lucas: ‘Yeah?’ Me: ‘I got it.’ Lucas: ‘Oh, shit … Wow that’s Awesome mate.’ Me: ‘Your gonna have to fly over to Italy and help me learn to sail it’. It did take a bit of convincing him, but  a month later we were sampling local beers and …