Zen - family cruising catamaran

Family of 4 sailing from New England to Auckland, New Zealand '08-'10

26 August 2010 | Portsmouth, Rhode Island
27 April 2010 | Rhode Island
05 April 2010 | Fort Lauderdale, FL
24 March 2010 | Portsmouth, RI
19 February 2010 | middle of Pacific Ocean
12 February 2010 | Waiheke Island, NZ
08 February 2010 | Auckland, New Zealand
30 January 2010 | Whangarei, New Zealand
26 January 2010 | Whangarei, New Zealand
22 January 2010 | Whangarei, New Zealand
20 January 2010 | Whangarei, New Zealand
17 January 2010 | Whangarei, New Zealand
14 January 2010 | Whangarei, New Zealand
08 January 2010 | Los Angeles, CA
07 January 2010 | Newark International Airport
27 December 2009 | Rhode Island, USA
10 December 2009 | New Delhi, India
02 December 2009 | South Island, NZ
13 November 2009 | Whangarei, New Zealand
10 November 2009 | Opua and Kerikeri, New Zealand

What do we do all day?

09 March 2009 | underway
We are on the Magic Carpet Ride right now. It's blowing 18 knots approximately 100 degrees off our port side and Zen is cooking along, around 9 knots. There's one reef in the main, but we have our whole jib up. This is our "evening attire". Keeping the sails properly trimmed is our main job. During the day, we try and get the boat to move as fast and safe as possible. Nothing crazy, it's not a race. I imagined all spinnaker weather, not so. At night, we reef to keep the motion a little more comfortable for all on board and slow down a knot or two. The big guys work in the cockpit, engine rooms, etc to ensure all-systems-go. I stay busy in the galley, cooking anything that comes up high on the "now ripe" list. Everyone works the SSB radio twice a day, logging Zen's position into the cruisers network, a group of boats all traveling in the Pacific. It's like our morning and evening news. When sleep is needed, we throw ourselves into the bunks and sack out while off-watch. Kids pitch in where needed, but are pretty much happy passengers. That's A-OK. Today they watched "Free Willy 2", read some books and played on their DS games. It's like a long road trip for them. They consult our navigation systems to know "when are we going to get there?". The picture above is interesting. Everyone is on the bow looking for a whale that Tommy saw spouting. It happened twice, we were all there, but only Tommy saw it. For everyone who knows us, I am convinced it's an old American Indian belief. Was it Tommy's dad, who is deceased, coming to visit his seafaring son? I think "yes". Nice to have some underwater company.
Vessel Name: Zen
Vessel Make/Model: Atlantic 48' catamaran
Hailing Port: Newport, RI
Crew: Tom, Monique and Kids
Tom, Monique, Cammi, and Cole. Tom is the CEO/Founder for a high-tech advertising firm, which he just sold to a large US media company, giving us the ability to set sail. [...]
Eight years ago, we sold our advertising company, and left terra firma on our monohull, "Uliad", for a family cruise. As soon as we returned to land, immediately we started planning our 2nd cruise. Here's the continuation of our journey, except this time the kids are active crew members, [...]
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Zen's Photos - s/v Zen - family cruising catamaran (Main)
New Zealand, Dockwise, and Florida
82 Photos
Created 14 January 2010
Bangkok, New Delhi, Rhode Island holidays and New Zealand
118 Photos
Created 27 December 2009
Australia & New Zealand
117 Photos
Created 3 November 2009
Tonga and New Zealand
102 Photos
Created 3 September 2009
Cook Islands, Samoa and Tonga
86 Photos
Created 9 August 2009
French Polynesia and Cook Islands
113 Photos
Created 28 July 2009
French Polynesia
49 Photos
Created 31 May 2009
Pacific Ocean Passage and French Polynesia
120 Photos
Created 19 May 2009
Panama City to Galapagos
81 Photos
Created 28 February 2009
Panama Canal, Costa Rica and Las Perlas
118 Photos
Created 28 January 2009
Cartagena, Panama, Puerto Rico/US, and Costa Rica
111 Photos
Created 30 December 2008
Autumn sailing
124 Photos
Created 13 September 2008
Where we are sailing in 2008/2009
1 Photo
Created 13 July 2008
Summertime '08
108 Photos
Created 1 July 2008
8 Photos
Created 31 May 2008
Delivery from Maine to Newport summer 2007
15 Photos
Created 27 April 2008
November 2007 - Tom, John and Scott
11 Photos
Created 27 April 2008
American Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands in 2007
358 Photos
Created 27 April 2008