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Two Weeks and Counting

This time in two weeks, we’ll be one day into our passage to Cabo and this floating show will finally be on the road. We have a few items left on the to-do list–only one is really important, a few packages still to arrive, a few more good-byes, and some provisioning. Aside from the good-byes…

Reality “TV” Sailing Style

I wake, roll over, and check the YB tracker to see what’s happening with the 2022 Golden Globe Race (GGR) fleet. This group of intrepid sailors departed from Les Sables-d’Olonne, France on September 4. I repeat this ritual every four hours until I fall asleep. This will be my routine until June 2023, when the…

Be Bothered

When I was learning to sail my dad pointed out that when bad things happen on a boat, “it’s usually not because one thing went wrong, but because a lot of things went wrong at the same time.” So the name of the game is to mitigate multiple things going wrong at the same time….

Help Clean Up Our Waterways!

Saturday, September 17 is International Coastal Clean Up Day. The Ocean Conservancy is galvanizing communities worldwide to collect trash that pollutes our waterways. These efforts will make our coasts cleaner and ocean and lakes healthier. We’ll be on Point Loma at Sunset Cliffs doing our part. Check out this super easy-to-use map to find and…

Making the Decision to Go

Eighteen months ago, we declared that Tim was going to retire in the summer of 2022 and we were going to get ourselves and our boat, Felicità, ready to set off on our world cruising adventure. This decision was a bit of a plot twist, as it was a three-year acceleration of our original plan….

Sunscreen (for Face) Round-Up

Every May, Sephora puts together a Sun Safety Kit that contains an array of sunscreen products. I grabbed one this year and road tested each to see if I like any better than my current favorite – bioelements spf 50 FaceScreen. bioelements | spf 50 FaceScreen | spf 50 I’ve been wearing this (almost) daily…

At Last! We Have a Departure Date.

It’s official, in 170 days, we’ll point Felicità south, bound for Cabo San Lucas. We’ve opted to join the Baja Haha, an annual rally where cruisers headed for Mexico all depart San Diego on the same day. It’s a 750 nautical mile trip from SD to Cabo and will take us 12 days. Tim was…

S1: Episode 15 | Sailing Down the Baja

Catch this second part of our trip down the Baja Peninsula with our friend, Onno, on his Hardin 45. She’s a proper pirate ship to be sure. We had a mix of all kinds of weather and found lots of creative ways to pass the time…

S1: Episode 14 | San Diego to Mexico

In this episode, Tim and I jump aboard Lost Pearl, our friend Onno’s Hardin 45. This is part one of a two-part trip from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas. Onno, was our neighbor for a year in the mooring field, and we became fast friends. We miss him terribly, but knowing we may cross…

What Marks the Starting Line?

If you follow us on Instagram (@gntsailing), you know that our lease in San Diego ended and we’ve officially moved our home base to our house in Wisconsin. Tim was here helping get things settled, but had to return to California/the West as he’s still working through September (please note that he practically skipped into…

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