Posted by: Sailing Camelot | September 20, 2009

The Quest

 In short, our Quest is to cruise the world by sea -starting in the Summer of 2010- for an indefinite number of years.

Bay Bridge in the background

The sturdy and comfortable vessel taking us for the ride of our life is Camelot, a Catalina 470 Sloop Rig with a wing keel. She has been our home for the past three years.

Sailing the San Francisco Cityfront

The crew dreaming of this ambitious plan: Tom, undisputed Captain -given his knowledge of everything sailing- and Lori, his wife and more-than-willing accomplice.

We sold our house in Jan 2006, got rid of the majority of our belongings and moved aboard our then-boat Endless Summer – a Catalina 36 – while waiting for Camelot to be built.

Finally, after much anticipation, some pouting and more than a few tantrums on Tom’s part for a delay or two, we took delivery of Camelot in September 2006. We have spent the past three years equipping this boat with all the latest and greatest amenities one could ever wish for, in order to make our cruising life more  comfortable.

So many additions and improvements, in fact, that our friends here on the docks re-christened our boat “Toys-R-Us”…

But I think we’re almost there! A colorful spinnaker to fly in light air was just added, now only a couple of big-ticket items remain on our “to-have” list: a new alternator and a liferaft -hopefully never to be used!-, then we’re as ready as we’ll ever be.

Camelot flying her Spinnaker

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  1. Beautifully done, LJ — All your friends will expect many grand tales of high adventure to pour through this portal. And, I reckon they’ll mostly be true! Of course, remembering, a little spice never hurts the sauce…
    Again — good job!

  2. I’m excited for your adventure, and to have the opportunity to be a part of it (at last at the beginning).

    Tom’s life-long desire to cruise and possibly circumnavigate replicates my own, since I was a twenty-something. I read all the books, went to all the seminars and talked to all the people, got a small part of it, but with 2-weeks a year, a business, a house, health and other “anchors” never quite got all the way there….

    Great that you both have that passion and the ability!!! Keep the postings going!

    Peter

  3. Great folk, great boat, and wonderful hosts. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Bill and Bev

  4. Lori , keep me posted about your travels. I so wish I was back on Tortuga in the Sea of Cortez.
    Lets do lunch . You are missed at work but I bet you dont miss us.
    Marilyn

  5. Gotta love that Spinnaker!


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