A Family Of Sailors


Well, not yet, but we’re getting there!

Every day we learn a little more about the Rules of the Nautical Road, or rigging and handling, or maintenance and repairs. One day, hopefully sooner than later, we will depart from the amazing Hawaii coast and not return. It will take a bit of work to get there, but we are up to the task!

July 31st 2020, first day of the rest of our lives…

On the Lookout

We look forward to new adventures, but often the adventures find us!


Our life in Hawaii began when Justin’s submarine changed homeports from Groton, CT to Pearl Harbor, HI. We moved to Hawaii about a week before Christmas 2017 and have been living in tropical luxury ever since!

In the beginning of 2020 we started to plan for life after the NAVY. Courses were paid for, training workshops were researched, resumes were sent out, and plane tickets were purchased to travel for certification classes. Then, COVID-19 shut down all planning and execution. We had quite a bit of time at home to eat ice cream and watch YouTube and discovered Sailing SV Delos. We saw what retirement should look like and decided to go for it!

After 4 months of watching very informative and very motivational YouTube channels (Sailing UMA, Rigging Doctor, Sailing Millennial Falcon,  Sailing Project Atticus, The Paper Boat Project, and at least 10 more) and raising some money we were ready to go boat shopping. We officially became owners of our retirement home on July 31st 2020. See, it wasn’t such a bad year after all!


so long, 2020

We have so much planned for 2021. We are working on moving into a smaller house to save some money for all our boat projects. Since this was our last Christmas in our big Hawaii house and we are downsizing, we didn’t do a gift exchange, we had a movie and game day instead!

With so much boat work ahead, and an ever growing list, it is shaping up to be a very busy year. We look forward to sharing our progress and maybe someday soon we will see you out there. From one family of sailors to many more: Fair winds and following seas!

XMAS 2020