Our Sailing History...
to the Wind
The Start.... 1978-1988My sailing experience started in college, with a 14 foot boat that a friend allowed me to borrow. That excitement lead to buying an 18 foot racing boat which my wife and I raced from 1981 to 1988. We traveled to regattas all over the east coast and we enjoyed the sport. Our best finishes were 1st place in the North East US Champions and 2nd place finish at the North American Championships. The boat was an 18' foot Buccaneer, similar to the Olympic Class Flying Dutchman. Check out the Champaign glass on the front sail!
Car with 27' boat
Sunset over the bow
Getting Serious.... 1991-2001Finding a passion like sailing can be very addicting. Our boats began to grow in length. In 1991 we bought our first ocean cruising yacht, an Island Packet 27 named Cinnamon! We sailed that boat all over the Chesapeake Bay. We also sailed her to North Carolina, living aboard the boat for ONE MONTH. We were hooked. Sailing has become our passion.
27' footer........sunset at anchor.....the captain.........riding out a storm
Island Spirit Sailing
Sailing from the bow
The Yacht Brand Island Spirit
because we are...
Check out the scale of the boat!
Dream Come True.... June, 2001-forever?
Moving UP.....we sold our 27 footer and bought a 35 foot Island Packet. Now we are heading offshore. Time to sail blue water. Water beyond 100 miles offshore! This type of sailing is a whole new game.
The interior floor plan
2 bedrooms, 2 sofas, galley, and bathroom
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