This section describes some of the memorable sailing trips I have done. Hopefully some of the information will be useful to others planning similar adventures. Bon Voyage!

Extended Sailing Trips (Cruising)

San Francisco to Australia, half circumnavigation. 2010 to 2012
From Oct 2010 to Feb 2012 I took a sabbatical from work and sailed from San Francisco to Australia on my sailboat Sudden Stops Necessary visiting some pretty incredible places on the way.

The Route of Sudden Stops Necessary

The first part of the journey was getting to Mexico and then crossing the pacific. The exact route with all the daily position reports can be found on this google map. Some of the comments on the position reports are pretty funny to look back on now.

I have documented most of the trip in the blog posts below. The highlights were definitely the Tuamotus Atolls, Haa’pai group in Tonga and Suwarrow Atoll!

Oct 2010: San Francisco to San Diego
Nov 2010: Baja Haha Rally
Dec 2010: Mexico Pacific Coast
Mar 2010: Pacific Ocean Crossing
April 2010: The Marquesas, French Polynesia
May/Jun 2011: Tuamotus Atolls: Kauehi and TahaneaFakarava and Toau
Jul 2011: The Society Islands: Tahiti and Moorea, Bora Bora and Raiatea
Jul 2011: Cook Islands: Suwarrow Atoll
Aug 2011: Kingdom of Tonga
Sep/Oct 2011: Fiji
Nov 2011: Vanuatu, Chesterfield Reef and Australia landfall
Dec/Jan 2012: Sydney and end of trip.

Friends and family that joined me for different parts of the trip: The Sudden Stoppers

Bareboat charters

To maintain my sanity I try to organize a couple of 7-14 day charters every year with friends and family. Here is a list of all the fun places I have visited with recommendations and route maps.

Aug’16 Croatia, Sibenik, 1 Week
Lagoon 400 Catamaran “Silba”
Sailing Route

Jun’16 Seychelles, Indian Ocean, 1 Week
Mahe 36 Catamaran “Montana”

Dec ‘15 British Virgin Islands, 1 Week
Lagoon 400 Catamaran “Monia”
Sailing Route

Oct ‘15 Turkey: Fethiye, 1 Week
Oceanis 43 Monohull “Soyamaje”
Sailing Route

Aug ‘15. Croatia: Trogir, 1 Week
Oceanis 50 Monohull “Lowa”
Sailing Route

July ‘15, Croatia: Trogir, 1 Week
Lagoon 400 S2 Catamaran “Wonderland”
Sailing Route

May ‘15 Greece: Saronic islands, 1 Week
Bavaria 49 Monohull

Jan ‘08 French West Indies, 2 Weeks
Lagoon 380 Catamaran

Jul ‘06 Italy: Sardinia, Corsica, 1 Week
Beneteau Oceanis 41 “Mydfa”
Sardinia trip blog post

Jul ‘04 Turkey: Gocek, 1 Week
Leopard 3800 Catamaran
Sailing Route

Jan ‘04 Caribbean Windward Islands, 2 Weeks
Dufour GibSea 43 “Dawn Treader”
Windward islands blog post

May‘03 British Virgin Islands, 10 Days
Leopard 4700 Catamaran
Sailing Route

Jul ‘02 Greece: Cyclades Islands, 1 Week
Beneteau Oceanis 461

May‘02 British Virgin Islands, 1 Week
Norseman 430 Catamaran
Sailing Route

Mar‘01 Caribbean Leeward Islands, 2 Weeks
Beneteau First 42S7 “Nashstar”
Leeward Islands blog post

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