Sail Meridian

The beginning of our Grand Adventure... or folly... we'll let you know!

20 January 2010 | Brisbane, Australia
14 January 2010 | Brisbane, Australia
24 December 2009 | Brisbane, Australia
12 December 2009 | underway
22 November 2009 | Noumea, New Caledonia
14 November 2009 | Noumea, New Caledonia
07 November 2009 | Ile Uere, New Caledonia
05 November 2009 | Espirito Santo, Vanuatu
21 October 2009 | Aore Island, Vanuatu
19 October 2009 | Peterson Bay, Espirito Santo
09 October 2009 | Espirito Santo
25 September 2009 | Tanna, Vanuatu
11 September 2009 | Vuda Point, Viti Levu, Fiji
13 August 2009 | Navadra, Fiji
24 July 2009 | Malolo Lailai, Fiji
29 June 2009 | Yadua Island, Fiji
26 June 2009 | Yadua Island, Fiji
10 June 2009 | Savusavu, Fiji
27 May 2009
19 May 2009 | Whangamumu, New Zealand

The fun begins!

13 June 2007 | Napa, CA
We've finally made the decision to pursue our sailing dream and go on an extended cruise beginning this summer. So we are in the midst of a whirlwind of preparation, aggravation and stress!! So many details to consider: boat prep, insurance, household, etc, etc, etc! If we weren't so busy with all our "lists" we'd be able to detail it here. But time is short so let's just hit the highlights...

We are the Powers family: John, Nancy, Madeleine and Sophie. We are currently living in Napa, Ca. Last year we purchased Meridian, our Tayana 48 center cockpit cutter-rigged sloop. We've spent the last year outfitting her to meet our offshore cruising needs (we hope!) and sailing San Francisco Bay with the occasional coastal cruise to Half Moon Bay.

Our plan at this point is to finish up the boat prep, get the house emptied and rented, and head south sometime this summer. We will join the Baja Ha-Ha fleet at the end of October for the rally down to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

We'll do our best to keep this blog updated so that our friends and family can follow along with us on our excellent adventure!
Vessel Name: Meridian
Vessel Make/Model: Tayana 48CC
Hailing Port: Napa, CA