Showing posts from January, 2018
News Update

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

Living Lands and Waters
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Happy New Year

Thanks for stopping by.

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…
Happy New Year To All

Where to begin as I embark on one new years resolution, which is to keep this blog updated much more frequently as it has morphed into being the official VOYSC blog.

I guess the best spot is to roll back to a quick recap of the small boat voyage I took last year. It was a great expereince, hardships and all.

My boat shipped to Punta Arenas Chile on the shore of the  Strait of Magellan. I flew to Chile on December 3rd and got to work doing final provisioning, seeking ouyt charts and other tasks. Several friends traveled to Puta Arenas to spend time with me before I departed. The key person in the group was John Welsford. He and I had a plan to use his fine offer to join me in final preparations. In the end he and I teamed up to do a number of tasks including building a new mast. Phil McGowin flew in from Boise Idaho, always good to have a doctor along and Phil was key in helping me obtain some antibiotics in Chile. Thanks Phil.

John Welsfords lovely wife Denny cam…