Mainsailing

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.

Here is the story of our trip, as well as what is happening now.

Just the two of us sailed for weeks at a time across vast oceans looking for adventure

GPS had just been launched, which allowed us, with very little experience, to sail to distant shores
For 4 years we lived off the grid, lived off of the sea and in tune with nature

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

ebook now available

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”

After 20 years…

I thought it was time to update the website! Before I never had the time to move the site to a more modern format, so it just never changed. At my last company we used a custom WordPress theme for our website. Everyone said it was easy and powerful. I decided to try it outContinue reading “After 20 years…”

  • 1996 – Mid-Atlantic