The photo above was taken during the capsize testing I assisted the Small Craft Advisor test team with. Honored to be able to offer a little insight and experience to an experienced team consisting of Josh Colvin, Simeon Baldwin, Russell Brown, Eric Wennstrom and Kees Prins. Nice to be included in such company.
The photo above is of Southern Cross early in her build. In the back ground you can see the cabin (upside down) of my other micro mini cruising boat Tinker Bell and exact duplicate of Robert Manry's Atlantic solo boat Tinkerbelle.
Right now Southern Cross is crated and sitting on the shore of the Strait of Magellan awaiting shipment back to the US (Seattle) so she can begin her next voyage and if all goes to plan it could be a good one.
The posted photos below can be viewed as a bit of a place holder until I have more real information to post about the conclusion of my recent voyage and the plan ahead. In hope you enjoy the photos.
Southern Cross crated and aw…
The Voysc team is pleased to announce our affiliation with Earth Echo International and their global water monitoring project. We will be working with our classrooms in team water quality testing and reporting as the Little Ship sails on!
EarthEcho International The EarthEcho Water Challenge is a program of EarthEcho International, a non-profit organization founded by Philippe Cousteau dedicated to equipping young people with the tools needed to take action around critical sustainability issues. The Water Challenge is an international program designed to engage community members of all ages (and students in particular) in monitoring their local water quality, sharing their data through our global database, and ultimately taking action to protect their local water resources. Since the launch of the program, over 1.5 million participants in 143 countries have been part of this effort. You can learn more at www.monitorwater.org.
Living Lands and Waters We are please to announce ou…
It's been a busy couple of years with much travel, handling large heavy objects (boat and gear in crate), sailing and rowing through a wild and windy place, 45 days living aboard with about two hours off the boat, exploring in nature using muscles and mind, boat building classes and so much more. All in all (as always) it has been the people who have touched my life during this time that have made it special . It has been a wonderful small boat experience and I am happy I put in the effort. I hope to continue using one proper little ocean going micro yacht for good, she is morphing into a sailing classroom! This seems a great destiny for a little boat.
I spent years of my time in preparation and paid my way without sponsors. Sponsors aside I had so much help from so many people and this is what made my voyage possible. I enjoyed sailing in the simplest of manner, free, not on the hot seat to have to produce any result for anyone else. I sail…