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The First Mate and the Captain

We are Isabelle and Brian. We have been sailing and scuba diving together since 2008. For years before we met each other, we both had sailed the east and west coasts of Mexico down to Costa Rica and much of the Caribbean. We met in Trinidad and immediately formed plans to sail the South Pacific. So we crossed the Panama Canal to sail to the Galapagos and the Pacific beyond. Brian proposed to Isabelle in Bora Bora and we were married in Musket Cove, Fiji in 2010. (But we can be anywhere in the world!)


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The Sail

The world, they say, is small. But to view the Pacific on a chart is huge. They also say the longest distance to sail with no islands to stop at is the run from the Galapagos to the French Marqueses. It is 3,000 nautical miles and took WASABI seventeen days and six hours to pass. It was a beautiful sail.

But then there are the atolls across the Pacific. Most of them just take an overnighter or two to get to and they are outstandingly beautiful. And there is always the next beautiful one to get to and explore and dive on. It drove us onward.

WASABI is a cruising boat. She is an Oyster 56 that Brian added the wind generators and solar panels to. Isabelle added a great attitude for exploring. Perhaps the most amazing coincidence about sailing as cruisers are the other cruisers you meet. We form a convoy to make passages. Eventually, some of us fall out and you do not see them for a while. But low and behold, you pull into a bay to anchor and there they are. They just had a must see destination to stop at. These destinations come from many sources like cruising guide books, other sailors who were on other boats ahead of you or the Internet.


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Others cruising sail boats we sailed with are: Cat Mousses, Alexandre IV, Kena, Rogue, Curious, just to name a few. We are still sailing with Endangered Species.