25 years ago we sailed around the world
- 1994 – Leaving Friday Island, Australia
Welcome to Mainsailing
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
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”
These days remind me of crossing oceans in a sail boat – stocking up on supplies for 6 months, self-isolation from the rest of the world, talking with friends periodically on the radio, having fun hanging out with the crew, eating all the tasty snacks out of boredom and becoming more in touch with theContinue reading “COVID-19 self-isolation is familiar”
- 1996 – Mid-Atlantic