Episode 19 of The Sailing Podcast is with James Burwick and Somira Sao who, along with their children Tormentina and Raivo Max have crossed from Portland Maine to France, then via South Africa to Australia. They are currently en-route to New Zealand, where another addition to the family is expected and then the adventure will continue.
They are traveling aboard ‘Anasazi Girl’, an Open 40 designed by Finot-Conq. Anasazi Girl is described on their website as ‘a high tech carbon rocket-ship’ and is probably not what you would imagine a family cruising vessel to be like.
You can find their journey cataloged at their blog at www.anasaziracing.blogspot.com.au and from there you can find links to Somira’s photography and links to their facebook page and YouTube channel.
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Well I would like to thank James and Somira for taking some time out of their busy schedule to record an interview. They were pretty busy getting the boat ready to sail again and a few days after this interview they were off across the Tasman – heading to New Zealand.
I have to admit that I was inspired by their adventuring and I am now planning to take my kids out on a couple of ‘expeditions’ so that they can get a taste for adventure. High on the list is a river trip for a week and then next year a bushwalking (or tramping) trip through the Victorian High Country.
If you would like to visit their website and blog it is at http://anasaziracing.blogspot.com.au There are plenty of blog entries from the whole voyage as well as wonderful photos of their journey.
Now I mentioned at the start of the show that I knew of another adventurer that has been up the Rio Santa Cruz – and that was – did you guess – Charles Darwin in April and May 1834. His famous book – “The Voyage of the Beagle” is on Audible and read by Richard Dawkins. It’s an abridged version and gives you 5 hours and 44 mins of listening and it is one of my favourite audible books. I have listened to it a couple of times and even now just like listening to sections of the story for it was such an amazing trip, both for the sailing feat that it was as well as the adventure of the story. I could go on and on forever about the side stories of this journey but I won’t now, although I will try to remember to write a post later about Capt. Fitzroy and the story of Jeremy Button.
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Here is a video of James Sailing Solo in the Great Australian Bight
You can find additional videos at their YouTube channel – http://www.youtube.com/user/anasaziracing
Thank you for joining David and Carina on their journey