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  • #66: Did 2020 kill our sailing adventure?

    Long time no see Youtube! 🙂  We have been missing you a bunch during the time that we didn’t really post new videos, and we are excited to be back.  The truth is that past the initial burst of joy I felt upon returning to a land-based life, the reality of our unexpected life change […] More

  • No Sail September

    At 6:31 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time on September 22, 2020, the sun will cross the equator as it moves from the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern Hemisphere. This is the autumnal equinox, the point in time when the sun is right over the equator. It signals the nominal end of summer and the beginning of […] More

  • Up In Flames

    And So It Begins “We haven’t eaten anything since lunch yesterday” a shocking truth that had gone unnoticed for hours until Chris and I were sitting side by side in his truck, northbound. Stress, fear, and the unknown all mixed together are very filling especially when your stomach is already in knots. For 9 hours we […] More

  • Fire in the Mountains

    Can we tap out yet? I mean seriously; this whole year has been a swift kick in the a$$ and I would gladly fast forward to New Year’s Eve where we can see this godforsaken year off if we could! A couple of blog posts ago I wrote about how my childhood home in Santa […] More

  • Fire Threats in California

    The image of my childhood home consumed by flames haunts my conscious thoughts. I think about walking the hallways where I took my first steps, my feet crunching on the embers that replace our belongings, leaving nothing but… Click here for full post: https://www.svavocet.com/2020/08/21/fire-threats-in-california/ Instagram: @svavocet More

  • A New Chapter for Sea Castle

    The San Francisco Bay is well-known in the sailing community for its sporty conditions and salty atmosphere which helps mold successful and skillful sailors. Chris grew up sailing in the Bay aboard his family’s boat, Sea Castle, a 1979 Mason 43. This beautiful high displacement cruiser has been in the family for 30 years, being […] More

  • Camping and Hiking the Big Sur Area

    Camping and Hiking the Big Sur Area Getting There If you’re like us, you have been cooped up in your home due to the whole COVID thing.  We have taken little trips here and there but we were getting restless once again.  We decided to take a trip up to Click here for full post: […] More

  • Ryan’s LIVE Tech Talk #3 + Documents

    Thank you, everyone, who tuned in Ryan’s 3rd LIVE Tech Talk session on Youtube 🙂 You’ll find below both the Excel sheet to calculate your energy needs on board as well as Polar Seal’s Electric schematic. Hope it helps! PS: and if it does, consider joining the crew 😉 Estimate your electric needs onboard: Download […] More

  • Luca Devoti shares his program as an aspiring candidate for World Sailing Board

    Luca Devoti, (57, Verona, Italy, now living in Spain from 2005) shares his vision with the international sailing community about a new sustainable sport. The italian Finn Silver Medallist and former America’s Cup skipper is an aspiring candidate for Vice-President of the World Sailing Board, 2020-2024.  Here you can Click here for full post: http://devotiluca.com/luca-devoti-shares-his-program-as-an-aspiring-candidate-for-world-sailing-board/ […] More

  • Mourning the Motion

    Side by side, we lay in darkness, as stillness surrounds us. The roar of distant waves a faint reminder of our link to the ocean. No night watches tonight, no need to wedge ourselves in or clip ourselves on. No rush of water against the hull, rendering sleep impossible or rogue waves threatening to throw us […] More

  • Saving Money Buying an Auction Vehicle

    Searching for an Auction Vehicle My wife and I were searching for a 4X4 SUV so we could venture off into the backcountry as we typically like to do.  We are on a limited budget, so we did the usual searches on Craigslist, Autotrader and even CarMax to find a Click here for full post: […] More

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