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Where are we sailing in 2019? 


Seychelles, Indian Ocean

 Best Places and Times to Sail

Future Destinations: 

bullet(Back to) Phuket Thailand
bulletMarlborourgh Sound, New Zealand
bulletAustralia (Whitsundays)
bullet Great Barrier Reef
bulletSt Martin
bulletGreece outer islands
bulletTurkey (Marmaris) (Gocek)
bullet(Back to) the BVIs -- as a Swan Song!

Where LIG Has Sailed Before...

St Vincent/Grenadines from St Lucia in 2018

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bullet2018 LIG Sailing Trip    Details and Video (soon)

Aeolian Islands, Italy in 2017 

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bullet2017 LIG Sailing Trip Details and Video

Desolation Sound, B.C. in 2016

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bullet2016 LIG Sailing Trip    Details and Video

Athens, Greece in 2015


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bulletAthens  Details and Video

Florida Keys in 2014


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See the Video

San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay Sails

Snapshots of 40+ day and overnight cruises
from 1990 to 1998

Tonga in 2013

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bulletTonga - Details and Video  (Joe stayed home with a broken ankle.)


Phuket Thailand in 2010. 

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bulletPhuket Tailand Sail - Details and Video


La Paz, Mexico - Thanksgiving 2008

bulletSea of Cortez - Baja Sail - Details and Video

St Lucia and Martinque - New Years 2007 

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bulletSt Lucia Cruise Notes and Video

Dubrovnik in Croatia (Aegean Sea)  - June 2007

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bulletCroatia Cruise Notes and Video

Belize - Thanksgiving 2005  - 23 sailors

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bulletBelize Cruise Note and Videos

Corsica and Elba - July 2004

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bullet Corsica Cruise Notes and Video

Monterey Bay Sail - Sept 2003

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bulletSanta Cruz : Monterey : Stillwater Cove


Tahiti : Bora Bora- Sept 2002

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bulletTahiti Cruise Notes

British Virgin Islands - April 2001

April 2001 British Virgin Islands

San Juan Islands - Sept 1999 (picture is in some notebook somewhere)

La Paz, Mexico - November 1997 - Three boat flotilla

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History of this site:  The January 2002 Survey

In January 2002, the call went out far and wide for ideas.  (Click here to see it).  Included was a comprehensive sailing survey!  Regrettably, after changing web hosting companies, the survey form no longer works (Drat ATT). 
The Feb 2002 survey results are listed below.  Eight groups took the survey  describing their interests in sailing all over.
bulletTime and Place Comparisons  
bulletFull Results

We used these preferences to choose Tahiti in September, 2002.

Later, another 2003 Survey went out.  The choice, Australia, did not get enough crew members.

Hope springs eternal.  We went on a shorter 3-day Monterey Bay sail instead.


You can reach Joe Martinka  at 408-873-6454 (work)   408-735-7245 (home)

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