Cruising with s/v “Dream Chaser”....and still chasing the dream....since 2004.

Sharing the love we have for this lifestyle with stories full of fun and adventure.

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Greetings From Bonaire

28 December 2006
Greetings from Bonaire! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


We arrived in Bonaire December 20th after spending about 3 weeks cruising Venezuela's off shore islands. The islands were Tortuga (Turtle), Los Roques (The Rocks) and The Aves (The Birds). We had a wonderful time exploring, fishing, snorkeling, relaxing and catching up on some much needed rest after our busy time in Puerto La Cruz. We had planned on cruising with several other boats but as it turned out we needed to order parts for our watermaker and stayed in the marina another week longer. The gang went ahead without us so we traveled those 3 weeks by ourselves, except we did meet a few new folks along the way.

Now that we are in Bonaire we have caught up with everyone. There are about 40 other sailboats moored in the harbor. We celebrated Christmas Eve on a friend's catamaran singing Christmas Carol's and, Christmas night was spent indulging at one of the local buffets! Santa managed a trip down island too but he arrived on a dolphin, as his sleigh and reindeer are not outfitted for this extreme climate!

Bonaire is known as the diving capital of the Caribbean. The waters surrounding Bonaire are a protected marine park and the diving and snorkeling is absolutely outstanding. We plan to stay here through the New Year Celebrations and then look for a window to move onto the next island, which is Curacao. It is only about 30 miles away but the "Christmas Winds" are kicking up a mightily blow at a gusty 20-25 knots making the seas too big to travel on.

We will keep you posted as we move west. Happy 2007 and we wish everyone a Very Prosperous New Year!


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Vessel Name: Dream Chaser
Vessel Make/Model: 2014 Fontaine Pajot Helia 44 (FKA 1981 Bristol 45.5)
Hailing Port: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Crew: Shane & Sara, and
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Hello and Welcome! Note that as of September 2013 we have purchased a brand new 2014 Fountaine Pajot Helia 44' Catamaran, Hull #32 and we kept the name "Dream Chaser". We are now cruising aboard our new cat and absolute love it! We are onboard during the winter months ranging from Puerto Rico to [...]
Dream Chaser's Photos - Main
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Main seating area in salon.
Master head (bathroom) in starboard hull.
Shane
Master cabin settee
Navigation station in main salon.
Aft guest head (bathroom) one of two heads in the port hull.
Aft guest cabin (one of two) in the port hull.
The galley looks out to the back dining area through the sliding glass door and window.
Factory brochure picture of master stateroom looking aft.
Master stateroom looking aft.
This forward netting always stays on.  On long passages it allows waves to splash through it.
Upper lounging sun deck looking aft.  Great for cocktail hour or sunning!
Flying the spinnaker
 
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Lucia was born on New Year's Day 2003. She was trained as a puppy on our third boat, a 1995 Catalina 32. To this day she is capable of being offshore for many days at a time. She is a great sailing dog and completes our crew of three.
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Dream Chaser's Crew

Who: Shane & Sara, and
Port: Minneapolis, Minnesota