Welcome to our travel pages!
LOA: 14.05 Metres (46’)
Beam: 7.39 Metres (24’)
Draft: 1.3 Metres (3.4’)
Engines: 2 x 40hp
We hope you enjoy following our adventures on this site. As you can see, there are several pages of information including our blog where we’ll post our latest updates. For those family and friends who are thinking of joining us somewhere along the way, have a look at the information page which will give you an idea of what to bring/what not to bring, and some of the unique features of living aboard! There is also an online calendar to see where we will be and who may be onboard at the time.
Want to check out where we are, just follow the link below. We have a Delorme In Reach satellite tracker on board and it sends off a signal every ten minutes enabling you to see our current position.
We are two Aussies with a passion for sailing, whether it’s racing or cruising. For the last 10 years we’ve been based in Pittwater, on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, arguably one of the best cruising grounds in the world (but we may be a little biased!). We bought our first cruising boat in 2004, a Cavalier 32’ which we sailed up and down the NSW coast. In 2006, wanting to do more extended cruising we bought ‘Illusion V’, a Kelly Peterson 44’ in New Zealand. We sailed her home across the Tasman Sea, and completed our circumnavigation of Australia in 2012, having amazing adventures and travelling 10,000NM. But now it’s time for new adventures – of a catamaran kind! We hope you enjoy sharing our experiences as we prepare and sail ‘Toucan’ through many of the world’s oceans…
Favourite Web Links
Noonsite – Information website for cruisers
Soggy Paws – Sherry from Soggy Paws has published an amazing number of compendiums covering a large number of cruising grounds. A great resource.
SV Ocelot – John and Sue Hacking provide a wide and extensive range of .Kap files which are invaluable for cruisers. Another great resource.
SV Valhalla – Terry from Valhalla has created another amazing site full of great resource material. Another must for cruisers heading out.