at anchor in the Florida Keys backcountry

Living on a cruising sailboat means we can travel the world without leaving home and without packing anything. Our home goes wherever we go.

The cruising life

living on the ocean

family and friends

the cruising community

The Crew

Joe

The skipper.

Lifelong sailor, horticulturalist, and chief public relations officer.

Rob

First mate.

Also chief engineer, navigator, and cook.

What’s in a Name?

windhorse

from Central Asian folklore and Tibetan Buddhism, a mythical creature that carries prayers from earth to heaven; a symbol of well-being and good fortune.

s/v Windhorse II

a Wharram Pahi 42 catamaran, inspired by the double-canoe sailing vessels used by the ancient Polynesians to explore and settle the islands of the Pacific.

Latest News

  • A Day at Snipe Point
  • Sailing to Boca Grande Key
    Perfect winds, beautiful weather, dolphins. Florida Keys sailing at its best. Enjoy this video of our most recent trip.
  • First Sail of the Season
    It was just a quick day-sail, but we were happy to get the sails up. As we sailed out the harbor, we got a good view of the sailboat races. We dropped a lunch hook (anchored for a short time) and Zoomed with the family.
  • Boatyard Life and Launch Day
    It’s just a quick stay in the boatyard this time. We’ll be back in a few months to begin a year-long major refit of Windhorse II. Until then, we’re looking forward to a few months on the water.
  • Back in the Boatyard
    Here we are, back in the boatyard–Robbie’s Boatyard on Stock Island, next to Key West.

Recent Instagram Posts

Sunsets on Instagram

Living on the ocean means having a front row seat for the best performances of the sky. We rarely miss a sunrise or sunset. Here’s a feed just for the highlights.