Victory's Voyages

A Sailing Adventure

Into the Ditch

On November 2, 2022, it was time for Victory and her crew to reluctantly part ways with Kiwi Ken. We had traveled with Ken all the way from Atlantic Highlands, NJ to Yankee Point Marina in rural Lancaster County, VA. But now Ken’s Shannon 28 Southern Journey...

Catching Our Breath

It feels like a lot of water has passed under Victory’s keel since my last blog post back on October 4. Back then, we were on a town mooring in Port Washington, NY, waiting for some particularly nasty weather to pass. Now it is November 1, 2022, our wedding...

School of Hard Knocks

As I write this, Victory and her crew are holed up in Port Washington, NY, on the doorstep of New York City. We are once again waiting out several days of fierce winds and rain. The remnants of the human tragedy known as Hurricane Ian have decided to take up...

Good Times, Good People

We spent a surprisingly large proportion of what was supposed to be our Maine cruising time doing boat projects and boat life projects. Tasks included finishing up the transition to liveaboard life (e.g., setting up as Colorado residents again after all these...

At Last

It was time to go. Our 1979 Shannon 38 ketch, Victory, was tied up to a working dock in East Boston where, a few days before, the boat yard's travel lift had splashed her after nine long months on the hard. Our good friends Sadie, Dan, and Scarlett were...