Swingin' on a Star

Ship's log for the circumnavigating Saint Francis 50 catamaran, "Swingin on a Star".

01 April 2010 | Palau
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01 July 2009 | Two Dog Beach
30 June 2009 | Mecharchar
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28 June 2009 | Ulong
27 June 2009 | Ngeruktabel
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25 May 2009 | Yacht Harbor
30 April 2009 | Malakal
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28 April 2009 | Malakal
27 April 2009 | Malakal

We have taken the plunge

30 June 2006 | California
We take delivery of our new sea home, a Saint Francis 50 catamaran, on October 1st, 2006. Hopefully we will have sold our dirt home by then. We will be appointing our boat and working out the kinks between Fort Lauderdale and the Bahamas during the month of October 2006. With some luck we'll be ready for guests by November 2006. We plan to log our adventures here with commentary, photos and video.

We love our boat and we love our boat's name: "Swingin' on a Star". It is a favorite tune of ours and about the only thing I can play on the ukulele. It also has a certain maritime flair. That said, I didn't really go through all of the ramifications of this name as carefully as I could have. For instance, cruisers are often known amongst other cruisers by their boat's name instead of their own. So one of my first tasks is to find a nice short name for "Swingin' on a Star" that circumvents the obvious nickname; "The Swingers". I'm not too happy with one of the possible abbreviations, "SOS", either.

Also of note is the fact that our boat is currently named Venus. She hit the water in mid December of 2005 and sailed straight from Cape Town to the Miami boat show. In Miami she received the Cruising World Magazine Boat of the Year award in the Catamaran class, which was duly won by her sister ship, Aphrodite, at the Annapolis show four months earlier. Now I'm not all that superstitious, but renaming a boat is a big bugaboo. If we want any of our hard core boat friends to even set foot on her we will have to perform a rather involved de-naming ceremony, see that her keels clear the water, and then re-launch her with her new name. I keep having Angel Heart flash backs, but I'm sure everything will work out just fine if we follow the protocol.

Vessel Name: Swingin on a Star
Vessel Make/Model: Saint Francis 50
Hailing Port: Las Vegas, NV
Crew: Randy & Hideko Abernethy
About: Randy, Hideko and Roq
Home Page: http://swinginonastar.com
Swingin on a Star's Photos - Swingin on a Star (Main)
Selected photos of Swingin' on a Star at anchor.
7 Photos
Created 18 September 2007
31 Photos
Created 15 September 2007
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