Our 2017 cruising season starts with us in the heart of Southeast Asia -- back aboard Kailani after she has rested at the dock for 13 months, patiently awaiting our return from the US .... We welcomed in 2017 in minus 17F weather, snow falling around us in Boise, Idaho, camping. Why you ask? Because we never do anything "normal" like book a hotel for the kid hockey tournament!! Anyway, after a long time touring the western states, building a house on our Idaho land, and generally enjoying all the landlubber delights and luxuries, we are kicking off another sailing season aboard Kailani.
We start where we left off, in Pangkor, Malaysia, but we
will soon depart SE Asia with a destination of South Africa. First we
sail south to Singapore, then we continue southeast down through
Indonesia, turning right through the Sunda Strait out into the Indian
Ocean. With stops at Cocos Keeling, Chagos, and Reunion, it promises to
be a season of real sailing, wonderful unspoiled anchorages, and many
cultural delights. We are excited to be starting our sixth year of
cruising on Kailani as a family!
If this is your first time visiting our website, welcome!! ... We had been planning to set sail and rejoin the sailing cruising community ever since returning from our last circumnavigation in 2006. After purchasing our new sail boat in Turkey in 2010, a Deerfoot 63 we christened Kailani, our first steps of turning our sailing plans into reality began. With the help of numerous friends, family and crew, we sailed Kailani 10,000 miles home to Sausalito, CA over the course of one year. Kailani arrived in our home port in June 2011, and after a year of working, refitting and making her our home, we set sail from San Francisco in May of 2012. These pages are for our friends and family to follow us and keep track of our travels, and hopefully share in our lives as we live, love, laugh and journey together on the heavenly seas.
Harley and Jen (pre-Sophia!) sailing around Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, 2005
One of the reasons we came home after circumnavigating - to
have our daughter Sophia! She has been on our boats since 3 months of
age, and here she is sailing off of our home port of Sausalito just
weeks before our journey to the South Pacific in May 2012.