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


13 April 2015 | "An ant on a toothpick"
Heidi Love
1400 Local / 2100 GMT Every clear night I see a single bright planet, low in the west northwest sky, which lights a path for Centime to sail by. Last night there were more stars then I have ever seen. The whole sky was alight with thousands of stars. And, late at night, the waning moon appears.

The weather has changed to more typical trade wind sailing, sunny with a moderate breeze from behind. We seem to be easing our way forward one nautical mile at a time. With less than a thousand to go we hope for landfall in roughly one week.

It is an interesting journey. The first week was a workout with a few squalls and high seas. Week two offered us confused and rolling seas, hitting us from two directions at the same time. It was a bit challenging to keep up on minimal sleep, meals, sail changes, boat fixes and maintenance, which are all sorely needed at sea. The conditions over the last couple of days have improved beautifully, and the forecast ahead looks promising.

I often feel like an ant on a toothpick out here. The most overwhelming feeling I have is how small I am, we are, each of us in this world, and how precious each moment of life is. I am grateful for family and friends and all of our supporters who are journeying with us in spirit. I am humbled.

We very much welcome text emails to our sailmail, it's a bit lonely at times and I miss all of you.

Stay tuned as the journey continues. COG 265 magnetic-rhumb line; speed 5.8 knots.

PS For those following our buddy boat Wavelength, she's sailing great and I suspect will arrive a day in front of us. Eileen has become the best net controller too keeping radio contact with about 10 boats spread out over hundreds of miles. We are all lusting after French baguettes, wine and terra firma.
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
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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
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Created 4 February 2012