25 years ago we sailed around the world
- 1994 – Leaving Friday Island, Australia
Welcome to Main Sailing
We circumnavigated the world from 1992 to 1996 on a 33 foot catamaran. That was along time ago – before we had careers, children – before the internet, Google Earth, social media – back when adventure travel meant heading out into the truly unknown.
Will you marry me…
…and sail around the world?
Yes and Yes. Alayne wrote “Sailing Promise” about our adventure – from her perspective. May seem hard to believe now, but this was the first sailing book of its kind – written by a woman sharing and voicing her thoughts and emotions in a male dominated sport.
- 1994 – Hill Inlet, WhitSunday Islands, Australia
Hydro foiling is transforming sailing. From the Vendee Globe single-handed racing to America’s Cup match racing to the ocean-going maxi-tri Ultime class, hydrofoil technology has boosted the speed of these boats to a previous unimaginable level. The wing keel on Australia II in the 1983 America’s Cup was just the beginning. I would have rolled myContinue reading “Unidentified Flying Object”
Years ago, I made videos or more accurately “slideshows” of our circumnavigation, split into 4 parts. My daughter has been telling me to post them to YouTube on my channel. So here are the new/old (?) videos… Remember that these were the days before digital cameras and we could not afford a video camera. EachContinue reading “New (?) videos of sailing around the world on a 33-foot catamaran”
There are some benefits when you have free time at home due to social distancing. For years, I wanted to publish “Sailing Promise” as an ebook, but it only seemed to make sense if I would upgrade the pictures to color, which would take a lot of time that I did not have. My assumptionContinue reading “ebook now available”
- 1996 – Mid-Atlantic