The Voyages of s/v Lucky Bird

21 August 2019 | Straits Marina, Mackinaw City
06 August 2019 | Village of Brockport
30 July 2019
27 July 2019
21 June 2019 | Wickford Cove Marina
20 May 2019 | Antlantic Yacht Basin
13 May 2019 | Homer Smith Marina, final Salty Dawg Destination
21 April 2019 | Frenchtown, St. Thomas V.I. Easter Celebration
20 April 2019 | Brewers Bay, St. Thomas VI
11 April 2019 | Nanny Cay Marine, Tortola, BVI
28 March 2019 | Green Cay Marina, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
25 March 2019
24 February 2019 | Jolly Harbor Marina, Antigua

Ready for the Big Splash

10 June 2009
It is very hard to believe that one full year has passed. Lucky Bird arrived in Chicago back in May of 2008 and since then has been transformed into our up-to-date cruising home.... soon to be. Lots of labors of love and hours of sweat equity have gotten us to this point in time. Next Tuesday afternoon, June 16, the travel lift will pick her up so we can paint the keel bottom and the pad areas. Then Wednesday morning.... SPLASH!!

One whole year and now in just a few more days we'll be on our way. Thanks to Defender Marine for all your great deals, Ultimate Passage for your help with our Furuno gear, to West Marine for your local store and some great guys; thanks to the very helpful staff at Crowleys Yacht Yard in South Chicago and thanks to our family and friends who have given their time, energy and support. Most of all I thank Alice for all the hours spent handing me tools, going for this and that and offering her gems of wisdom.

This has already been a journey just to get to this point and now we are ready to start a new page in a new chapter. To all the sailing families who might find this page who are "in the process" we hope to meet you and share your experiences helping add to ours.

We are ready to begin!!
Vessel Name: Lucky Bird
Vessel Make/Model: 1990 Moody 425 cc
Hailing Port: Kenosha, WI
Crew: Robert & Alice Smith
Alice and I have spent considerable time together on the water; cruising and racing on the waters of New England, the Caribbean and Lake Michigan.

Sailing is our passion and together we've been fortunate to experience the thrills, the camaraderie and the enjoyment boating provides. [...]

We seek the freedom, excitement and challenges of voyaging.

Lucky Bird's Photos - Main
This is our second journey south to the Caribbean. This time we've chosen to exit Lake Michigan and proceed south through the in-land waterway system to Mobile. We'll start around Labor Day and take our time exploring the history of middle America.
207 Photos
Created 28 July 2017
30 Photos
Created 12 July 2013
101 Photos
Created 17 July 2012
Bob and Alice return to Lucky Bird after spending the summer in Addison.
31 Photos
Created 4 December 2010
Heading into the Windward Islands and further south
108 Photos
Created 22 February 2010
121 Photos
Created 11 June 2009