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

Goofing Off...

20 July 2011
We returned from Florida on the redeye Monday night, and at breakfast Tuesday, we planned this coming weekend at Catalina Island. This summer the weather is too nice to waste on boat jobs, house jobs, and all the things we are doing to prepare for our trip. So, even though we have so much to do before we can go sailing, we are going to goof off at Catalina, for yet another weekend. At least we will be able to try out the new mainsail and lazy jacks. Plus, I heard the visibility is excellent right now, so maybe we'll be able to get in a SCUBA dive or two.

While we were in Florida I took this photo of the mural on the wall of our family room there. When we bought the house a few years ago, we hired a local artist to paint a picture of Gypsy Wind in a Florida/Caribbean/tropical setting. She used a simple snapshot of the boat that I had taken with my point and shoot one time while we were visiting Catalina, as her guide.

I think it came out pretty nice, eh?
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