Exactly 12 months ago tonight …

[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_image type=”none” src=”http://www.svluckyfish.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/20151222_200909_red.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]It seems so long ago now. We had no idea of the adventure that lay ahead of us as we took one last selfie in Walvis Bay, Namibia.

The following morning we would cast off the mooring where we had sat for 10 days, completing the final preparations for the voyage across the Atlantic. The installation of the watermaker was completed, the food was aboard, the weather forecast was good and Luckyfish was in tip top condition. There were still unfinished jobs to complete but now it was their turn to wait. We were as ready as we needed to be, besides, we wanted to make St Helena Island, 1222nm away, in time for New Years celebrations.

We were ready to go!

Starting tomorrow, each day I will be posting the Captains Log as written on passage from Africa to the Caribbean. It’s a candid account of the trials and trepidation, successes and failures, excitement and fears felt along the way. We hope you will follow along and share in the adventure only crossing an ocean under sail can bring.

That’s why I sail,
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Trailer – Luckyfish Gets Away – Released

We are excited to release the trailer to the upcoming series “Luckyfish Gets Away”.

We are sharing our story of how two sisters from a landlocked country became the first Mongolians to sail across an ocean. Don’t believe the sailors superstitions. I can tell you that an all-female crew is alright !

These girls started out absolute novices and sailed 6,000Nm to become accomplished sailors. This is the story of challenges and triumphs, learning and finding harmony out there on the big blue.

It is also the story about following dreams on our amazing ride – the Wharram designed Tiki 38 catamaran Luckyfish. We will be sharing what we learn about this fast, simple and safe catamaran so that others can be aware that cruising need not require the high-cost solutions that marketers have us surrounded with…

check out the trailer at:

Here’s the door …

There really is no use in sweating on the When, the Why or the How to do things. When the reason is clear, and the time is right, how to deal with the problem will be clear. It always solves itself and no amount of hand wringing or planning will make a jot of difference.

Today I rang my boss and offered my resignation from a job I thoroughly enjoyed on many levels. It was a task I had been putting off. To mis-quote Derek and Clive, this was the best job I ever had.

I offered an alternative option which today, of all days, seemed completely appropriate. The alternative was an offer to take 7 months leave without pay (LWOP) as a cheeky attempt to keep my job reserved for our return, just ahead of the Hurricane Season in the Caribbean. Or resign.

He chose the alternative option so I am totally stoked !.

Stewart