Cisnecito Around the World

Who: Julie and Chris Mays
Port: Newport, RI
02 February 2008 | Newport Beach, California
29 January 2008 | Newport Beach, CA
27 January 2008 | Balboa Yacht Club, California
25 January 2008 | San Diego, California
23 January 2008 | Mission Bay, California
20 January 2008 | Public Docks, San Diego
18 January 2008 | Shelter Island, San Diego
18 January 2008 | San Diego, California
17 January 2008 | United States/Mexico Border
17 January 2008 | Ensenada, Mexico
17 January 2008 | Ensenada Mexico
17 January 2008 | Ensenada, Mexico
16 January 2008 | Ensenada, Mexico
16 January 2008 | Ensenada, Mexico
14 January 2008 | Sacramento Reef, Baja California
14 January 2008 | Islas San Benitos
12 January 2008 | Islas San Benitos
12 January 2008 | Islas San Benitos
12 January 2008 | 60 Miles West of Turtle Bay
10 January 2008 | 130 Miles South of Cedros Island

The Beginning of it All

01 November 2003 | Jamestown, RI
Julie
We spent the entire summer looking at boats. Chris' dream had always been to own a Swan, so we mostly concentrated on Swan 46s lying in Newport and Annapolis. For me it was fun as I had never really spent time on sailboats, having grown up in a waterskiing family. I won't say that the process was easy, but in the end we bought a Swan 46 (then named Maruti) that was almost perfect. I say that because I don't truly think any boat is perfect, especially as I write this more than three years later.

She had been up on the hard in Jamestown, RI, for two years, and needless to say, needed a bit of work. Our first order of business, however, was a new name. We had lots of ideas, some very corny, but ended up with Cisnecito, which means "Little Swan" in Spanish. Having grown up in Southern California, there were a lot of Mexican influences, and we both happen to love Mexican food, so we thought it was appropriate. And we were pretty sure we'd be the only one out there.
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Vessel Name: Cisnecito
Vessel Make/Model: Swan 46 MkII
Hailing Port: Newport, RI
Crew: Julie and Chris Mays
Extra: After three years of freezing in New York, we decided to give up our corporate careers to set sail on the opportunity of a lifetime...
Home Page: http://www.cisnecito.com/
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Who: Julie and Chris Mays
Port: Newport, RI