Sailing Centime

Heidi Love & Dennis Jud

22 October 2016 | Seattle, WA
21 October 2016 | Seattle, WA
18 August 2015 | Taha'a, Coral Gardens
17 August 2015 | Taha'a, Coral Gardens - part 2
17 July 2015 | Taha'a
16 July 2015 | Taha'a Part 2
15 July 2015 | Taha'a Part 3
06 July 2015 | Moorea
03 July 2015 | Moorea
02 July 2015
01 July 2015 | Moorea, FP
29 June 2015 | South Fakarava, French Polynesia
28 June 2015 | South Fakaava
26 June 2015 | South Fakarava, French Polynesia
23 June 2015 | Fakarava, French Polynesia
21 June 2015 | Fakarava Atoll - North
10 June 2015 | Makemo, Tuamotus
04 June 2015 | Bay of Virgins, Fatu Hiva, Marquesas, French Polynesia
21 May 2015 | Taiohae Bay, Nuku Hiva

The Continental Divide

21 January 2015 | Panama Canal - Atlantic Side
We are at a huge turning point, about to cross the continental divide and transit the Panama Canal. For us it’s a symbolic point of no return, because of the effort and cost of bringing Centime to the Pacific. For me, it’s a pivotal moment of believing, or perhaps hoping we can do this – breath held, fingers crossed. Can we really sail 4000 nautical miles, just the two of us, in our tiny boat, halfway across the Pacific ocean to French Polynesia?

We went though the canal on a friend’s boat about a month ago, and this is what I wrote:

“Gigantic gates of black steel dwarf our tiny boat as she sits before them, white, small, insignificant and vulnerable. Like the gates of hell, or a scene from a futuristic Steven Spielberg movie they present an aura of pending doom, opening to worlds of unknown danger. Their massive structures spread from sea to impenetrable sky. This is the entrance to the Panama Canal.”

If anyone reading this is interested in wishing us well or sending us good energy, or watching a few minutes of our two day transit…You can either check out the video cams at Mirafloras Lock on Sunday between 2:00pm and 4:00pm
Or just think of us for a moment in time between this Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon. We appreciate all of the good energy we can get – Thanks for being with us!
Vessel Name: Centime
Vessel Make/Model: 43.6 LOA Shearwater 39
Hailing Port: Portland, Maine
Crew: Heidi Love and Dennis Jud
Centime's Photos - Main
Panama, so far, then into the Pacific
No Photos
Created 25 December 2014
Random shots of our adventure so far in the Caribbean, plus some from before we left and on the way to Tortola.
18 Photos
Created 22 February 2012
From landlubbers to Cruisers in the making
3 Photos
Created 4 February 2012