David Lyman, writer, photographer, filmmaker, workshop leader and former college president, semi-retired. Life-long sailor and boat owner, US Coast Guard Coastwise Master license, 15 off-shore voyages to the Caribbean and back.
Julie Lyman - former UK filmmaker, new to this cruising life. [...]
Havana (son) is now 8, a great ski racer, sailor and builder of small boats and planes. He’s a Lego Master. E-mail: HavanaLyman@GMail.com
Renaissance (daughter) is 10, also a great ski racer, sailor, dancer and swimmer. E-mail: SancyLyman@GMail.com
Both kids have Kayaks and were raised up on and in the water in Maine.
The kids are boat savvy, can handle lines when docking, steer, and handle their own kayaks. David has more than 60 years on the water, some of it as a professional. He has owned four sail boats and cruised extensively along the US East Coast and throughout the Bahamas and the Caribbean. The family spent the winter of 2003 on Searcher in the US and BVI, and of course have cruised the coast of Maine. We’ve owned Searcher for the past 13 years, spending two winters in the Caribbean. This fall’s voyage to the BVI will be the first long off-shore cruise as a family.
Summer 2009 - Moved on board full-time in June, cruised the Maine Coast from our homeport in Rockport while the kids attend the sailing program at the Rockport Boat Club in July.
Fall 2009 - Cape Cod and the Islands, New Bedfrord, Newport . . . then off shore to Bermuda in early [...]
November . . .
Winter 2010 - The BVI for Thanksgiving and and David’s 70th Birthday Party at Foxy’s On Jost Van Dyke. Then Christmas on the Island of Bequie, where we spend a month. On our way back up the island chain we visit the islanxds of St. Vincent, Martinque, Domonica, Tghe Saints and on to Antigua for Race week. Future uncertain from here . . . Europe, The Azores, The Canal and ‘Round the world, or back to Maine?