s/v Gypsy Wind

We are preparing our 40 year old Tartan "TOCK" 41 for an extended cruise. The plan is to leave So. California for Mexico and the Sea of Cortez, first. Eventually, we would like to sail east, to Florida and cruise there, the Bahamas, and do the ICW.

24 July 2012 | Somewhere's Out There...
12 July 2012 | Pirates Reef, Roatan, Honduras
09 July 2012 | Enroute, Catalina Island to Marina Del Rey
20 June 2012 | To Be Determined...
30 May 2012 | Marina Del Rey, CA
09 May 2012 | Marina Del Rey, CA
09 May 2012 | Marina Del Rey, CA
30 April 2012 | aboard Gypsy Wind
30 April 2012 | MDR, aboard Gypsy Wind
15 April 2012 | Marina Del Rey
09 April 2012
29 February 2012
29 February 2012 | Marina Del Rey, CA
18 January 2012 | Marina Del Rey, CA
26 December 2011 | Somewhere off the California Coast
20 December 2011 | Marina Del Rey, Ca
17 November 2011 | Marina Del Rey, CA
25 October 2011 | Marina Del Rey
03 October 2011 | Marina Del Rey
30 September 2011 | Marina Del Rey, Cali

Pets Aboard

13 July 2011 | So. Florida
We are dog people. Barbie and I have always had a dog. And our dogs have always come with us, everywhere, whether to the dry cleaners, a pick up at school, or on a week long sailing trip. There are very beautiful anchorages in the Channel Islands and on Catalina Island, our home cruising grounds, which we have never visited in 33 years of sailing in the area, because some of those anchorages are near private land where beaching a dinghy isn't allowed, and that is generally not workable when one has a dog aboard. Life is full of trade offs, and the pleasure we get from having a dog outweighs plenty of other things.
As I write this, I am sitting in the family room of my home in South Florida, where Barbie and I flew on the red eye last night. We will spend a few days preparing the house for hurricane season. And, Tilley the Not Quite a Shih Tzu, came along. She doesn't mind airports, long car trips, or waiting for me to get the outboard going to take her to the beach. She will be a welcome member of the crew when we go to Mexico.
Vessel Name: Gypsy Wind
Vessel Make/Model: Tartan TOCK 41'
Hailing Port: Marina del Rey, California
Crew: Mike and Barbie, and Tilley the Not Quite a Shih-Tzu
We have been weekend and coastal sailors since childhood. We have been around sailboats for over 40 years, including over 30 years as owners. After all this time we still love this wonderful sailing lifestyle. [...]
Extra: I have been in the insurance business for more than three decades. Both my wife Barbie and I are PADI SCUBA Instructors, and we enjoy teaching people to dive and leading SCUBA trips to exotic "bucket list" locations.

Gypsy Wind's Crew

Who: Mike and Barbie, and Tilley the Not Quite a Shih-Tzu
Port: Marina del Rey, California