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

Ella shows off

20 March 2009 | underway
Where are we going? That's a question we are asking ourselves. Wind has changed a bit and we are being blown to a different island in the Marquesas to make landfall. Spending a couple days in the very remote Fatu Hiva, before making an overnight sail to the main island of Nuku Hiva to get officially checked in by the gendarmie, was the original plan. But, Mother Nature is pushing us towards Nuku Hiva, allowing us to arrive in the AM sunshine as opposed to darkness in Fatu Hiva. Everyone has enjoyed the passage thus far, and would love to sack out in a quiet anchorage tomorrow night, we'll see how it shakes out. Currently, we're in a little squall, blowing 26 knots from behind and we have Ella up. Yes, that's the spinnaker. Zen's flat and going 14-16 knots through the water. Tom's in his glory, like a little kid riding his bike down that roller coaster road with his hair on fire. Other than our rocket ride towards land, we also had the pleasure of catching another tuna today. Tommy had pulled out the Galapagos book and was on the back deck trying to categorize a bird we had not seen before. It was dive bombing the water near us. I looked off the bows and saw a swarm of birds, something we have not seen in a few weeks. Immediately I called out, "Watch the rods, we're going to catch a fish in the next few minutes." Ten seconds later, the fish was on and the fillet knife was out. OK, common sense has returned to the captain without me having to club him with the fish bat. I am off to help Don and Tommy bring Ella down. All's good, I'm back, now under just the jib (no main) and Zen is still making 7.5 knots boat speed. Looks like I can return to my book that is transporting me to another location which is surrounded by water...Venice, Italy ("The City of Falling Angels" by Berendt, author who wrote "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil").
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, [...]
Home Page: http://www.sailblogs.com/member/zen/
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