Breaker, breaker 1-9

July 20, 2020 in Gear, Safety - 4 Comments

Holy moly have we been on an epic bureaucratic journey trying to get our MMSI number. For you landlubbers, an MMSI, otherwise known as Maritime Mobile Service Identities, is a unique number that is assigned to our vessel. It aids…

Anchors away

July 5, 2020 in Gear, Maintenance - 4 Comments

We’re slowly making our way through the systems on the boat that are necessary for the shake down trip to Catalina in August. This weekend’s project was sorting out the anchor locker and determining just what’s in there. Having only…

Let’s go fly a kite!

June 27, 2020 in Gear - No Comments

We knew Felicità came with a spinnaker when we bought her, and we knew where the spin was. But, we had yet to take the sail out of the bag and really investigate exactly what we had. Much to our…

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All our bags are packed, we’re [NOT] ready to go... ⛵️#sailing #cruisinglife #sailingcouple #notgoodbyebutseeyoulater #johnkretschmersailing #gill
All the feelings as we make our way back to the marina. Grateful to have been able to cross wakes, as they say, so many times over the last five years with @johnkretschmersailing and @travelswithtadji 🔷 Tim commented last night that the next time we see St. Thomas will likely be from the bow of Felicitá. 🔷 Won’t that be something. 😎
Good morning from Lindbergh Bay 😎
It’s a little wet in St. Thomas today. We did a 125 NM sail to nowhere yesterday. We left St. Croix around 1415 and headed up past St. Thomas to port and into the Atlantic until about 0330. Each watch drove Quetzal through a squall with gusts to 42 knot. Big seas. We hove to, got ourselves organized, got the preventer set on the main and tacked back downwind to St. Thomas. We just anchored in Lindbergh Bay (in the rain) and are gonna have lunch. Always lots to learn with @johnkretschmersailing 🔷 #sailing #sail #sailingcouple #catalina42 #offshoresailing #vitaminsea #yacht #yachting #bluewatersailing #offshore #oceanlife #saltyvibes #sailingadventure #gntsailing #boatlife #sailinglife #sailinginstagram #sailstagram
Tim watching the wave set. These winter trade winds don’t disappoint! 🔷 #sailing #sail #sailingcouple #catalina42 #offshoresailing #vitaminsea #yacht #yachting #bluewatersailing #offshore #oceanlife #saltyvibes #sailingadventure #gntsailing #boatlife #sailinglife #sailinginstagram #sailstagram
A super duper day sailing 40 nm from St. Thomas to Saint Croix in 20-22 knots of wind and 6-7 feet seas. Great surfing off the waves. We owe so much to @johnkretschmersailing for helping to foster and nurture our sailing dreams. We’re ready. 🔷 #sailing #sail #sailingcouple #catalina42 #offshoresailing #vitaminsea #yacht #yachting #bluewatersailing #offshore #oceanlife #saltyvibes #sailingadventure #gntsailing #boatlife #sailinglife #sailinginstagram #sailstagram
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