This blog is about “living the dream” of giving up work and sailing round the world. To me this is the best way of seeing the world and meeting its people. We can go where we like, we can befriend people we like and we can stay in places we enjoy or wish to explore more and I can share the experience with friends and family.
To bring the dream to reality I bought Romano, a Swedish built a Najad 441 blue water cruiser that was for sale in Holland. At 44ft she is big enough to sleep 6 in three comfortable cabins and small enough to sail short-handed in most weather conditions.
In June 2013 myself and three others will set off to take her across the Atlantic via France, Spain, Portugal, the Canaries and Cape Verde Islands in time for Christmas in the Caribbean.
The crew are Gillian Bell my yachtmaster niece, Jonny Hepburn a friend of Gillian’s and Sim Rendall a longstanding friend of mine and keen sailor.
As I write the boat is being fitted out by Marine Power Plus in Cowes on the Isle of Wight with lots of long distance gear and this is where we will set off from.
We set up this blog so friends and family can follow our exploits.
Post comment – the planned crew never actually materialised for reasons I won’t go into