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

Shark Bait Ooooooh Ha-Ha!

03 June 2009 | Taha'a, French Polynesia
As you can see from the above picture (and more in the Photo Gallery), Polynesian Night happened and we enjoyed it "full-throttle". In the center of the photo is our Master of Ceremonies. How would he go over in Newport, Rhode Island??? The whole crew of s/y Carl Linne joined us for the party at our hotel. Whenever there's a good bash, our buddies Greg, Jinny, Steve and Gabby are close at hand. You may recall we all did the Marquesan pig roast, too! I have a feeling our sailing paths won't be crossing much further and we're so happy to get some extra time w/them. When the MC called us all down to the beach to witness the fire breathing and more dancing, the entire roster of hotel guests paraded behind this character, all making grunting sounds and loud cheers. Cole and Tommy have promised to get similar full-body tatoos while Camo and I are settling for the grass skirts and floral leis.

More cheering happened this morning when Zen left the railway station and pulled back into the Pacific two full days early! She eased back in without a hitch. A cruiser asked Tommy if she was built earlier this year. Right-O! Or as Jinny would say in her British accent, "Brilliant!" Zen, now almost 5 years old, is all buffed up, has perfect bottom paint, sparkling propellors, and all oils freshly changed. She's anchored off our hotel where she'll stay for the next 2 days. Tommy will enjoy the hotel for the first time without commuting an hour to the marina. The family has already planned a few events to enjoy before departing our home-away-from-home. One of them is SHARK FEEDING. Shark Bait Ooooh Ha Ha! Stay tuned for those pictures!!
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