“The day we bought the wind vane steerer we really didn’t have a plan. As a matter of fact, we never really had a plan. We just thought, let’s head out in a generally westerly direction for a couple of years and see what happens. We imagined we would be gone for three years, maximum, vaguely thinking about a circumnavigation but not committed and certainly NOT telling anyone we planned to sail around the world.”

Waterborne: The Dream


The Boat: Ithaca A Shannon 38 Cutter, 37’ 9” long, 11’8” wide, 5’ draft
Nautical Miles Sailed: 43,822 (in Statute Miles: 49,978)
Countries Visited by Sail: 51
Countries Visited by Land: 9
Longest Period at Sea: 27 days (Galapagos to Nuka Hiva, French Polynesia)


If you have ever wondered what it is like to run away from everything and sail around the world in a small boat, Waterborne paints the picture, not as “how-to” but as “what-if.” What would it be like to sail across vast oceans, anchor in foreign ports…