Big Frisky

Kurt and Pamela are sold up and are sailing aboard SV Big Frisky, an Outbound 46 with the Kona Boys, Honu, Kona and Chico. Join us while we learn what it is to be Blue Water cruisers and see the world. Follow us on Instagram @big_frisky

15 December 2018 | Abacos Bahamas
10 August 2018 | St Peters, Nova Scotia
17 July 2018 | Hadley Harbor, MA
12 July 2018 | Cuttyhunk
29 November 2017 | Downtown Providence
11 November 2016 | Morehead City North Carolina
15 October 2016 | Annapolis Landing Marina
30 September 2016 | Two-Mile Landing Marina, Cape May NJ
03 August 2016 | Charleston Harbor Marina
01 July 2016 | Charleston Harbor Marina
30 May 2016 | Charleston Harbor, South Carolina
29 May 2016 | Charleston Harbor Marina
28 May 2016 | Charleston Harbor Marina
19 May 2016 | Cape Canaveral
13 May 2016 | Bahia Mar Marina, Fort Lauderdale FL USA
12 May 2016 | Atlantic Ocean 140 miles South of Fort Lauderdale
11 May 2016 | Atlantic Ocean 60 miles from Old Bahama Channel
10 May 2016 | Atlantic Ocean 50 miles north of Haiti
08 May 2016 | Atlantic Ocean 45 miles north of DR
06 May 2016 | Nanny Cay, Tortola BVI

Its Go Time

06 May 2016 | Nanny Cay, Tortola BVI
Captain Kurt, Breezy and 85
We begin our trip back to the US tomorrow. Keep track of us and our little fleet at the ARC USA BVI to Florida YB tracker at You can also text us to our satellite phone once we're underway at and use our #8816 2243 7869.

It's a thousand miles and we hope to leave with the fleet (unlike our Nov trip down) and complete the run in 6 days. In general it's a more sheltered route as once past Turks and Caicos we're in a protected channel with the Bahamas to the east and the series of islands to our west beginning with Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, Cuba and then Florida.

The ARC rally starts in the BVI with 40 boats total with 160 participants when you count up the crew. The majority of boats leave here and head for Bermuda, 845 miles due North. Those heading for the east coast of the US pick a weather window and finish up the 655 miles West. The remainder head for the Azores, a small group of islands in the north atlantic off the coast of Africa, 1800 miles to the East followed by another 800 miles East for the Mediterranean. Most plan for about 6 weeks for that trip across the atlantic.

We decided after 6 months of 85 degree weather that a trip to Rhode Island in May sounded chilly, so we're joining the smallish group of thin skinned skippers and crew to head up the 'old bahama' channel and catch the Gulf Stream magic carpet and ride it north on the East coast for the summer. So get your calendars out and pick a time to come and see us. We'll travel the Florida Atlantic coast till June 1st when we have to be north of the hurricane zone. We'll park Big Frisky for a car trip back to central Indiana for a few Dr's/Vet apts and to see some friends. We'll then resume our trip north exploring coastal GA, SC, NC and then make a jump to new England and see the fabulous cruising grounds we flew by last fall on the way to meet the Caribbean 1500 in VA. Once the leaves begin to turn we'll make some decisions on our winter plans and head South again.
Vessel Name: Big Frisky
Vessel Make/Model: Outbound 46
Hailing Port: Carmel Indiana
Crew: Kurt and Pamela
About: Kurt and Pamela have been together for sixteen years and recently married. Kona, Honu and Chico are avid sailing companions and are committed to keeping all ducks off docks wherever they may go. Kurt is a retired editor for a publishing company and Pamela is a retired college librarian.
Extra: After travelling through the Great Lakes and out the St. Lawrence Seaway, Big Frisky and her crew are ready to start the next leg of their adventure, a passage to Tortola, British Virgin Islands.
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Wintering over in Providence
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Created 29 November 2017
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Created 3 August 2016
6 day passage from Nanny Cay, Tortola BVI to Ft Lauderdale Florida
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Created 19 May 2016
The four days of Kurt and Pamela's Birthdays April 18-April 22.
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Created 30 April 2016
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Created 24 September 2015
Sights around QC
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Created 18 September 2015
Cliff's hospitalization at Cleveland Clinic
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Created 31 August 2015
What we are reading
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Created 21 July 2015
Pictures of the people we meet along the way
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Created 14 July 2015
We love entertaining guests aboard Big Frisky!
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Created 30 June 2015
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Created 26 June 2015
Photos of the destinations we have been
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Created 24 May 2015
Photos our our new ride
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Created 28 January 2015