Maybe Next Week We Can Go SAILING? (MJ Sailing – Ep 153)

Full time cruising still isn’t allowed yet in the UK, but that won’t stop us from enjoying the water.

Hearing there was a race on the Plymouth Sound, we jumped on our bikes and cycled out to see the action. We didn’t have enough notice to get on a boat this week…but maybe next time?

Ending our day early due to weather and a pants mis-hap, we save the rest of our adventuring for another day.

When we do get out though, it is to the stunning River Yealm and the town of Noss Mayo. Hiking from the picturesque center of this posh town, we walk the waterfront to see the place we thought we’d be for half of May. Walking up the bluff to the river entrance we also spot a popular anchorage used just inside the harbour, and one outside that is permitted for anchoring now, but usually exposed to a swell.

So many things to explore in the area, and hopefully soon enough we’ll be traveling to visit them by boat!

Enjoy!

Much love from England!
Jessica, Matt & Georgie

Test Sailing a Performance CATAMARAN – What Do We Think? (MJ Sailing – Ep 152)

We get the chance to go out sailing on a Dazcat 995, and find ourselves racing a Dazcat 1195 as soon as we’re out on Plymouth Sound!

After one of our viewers had seen us take a tour of the Multihull Center, with his boat featured in the background!, he jumped on the chance to invite us aboard since the boat had recently been launched. Julian is partial owner of Easy Tiger, and with England having some brilliant weather at the moment, he invited us out for a day sail.

Knowing that we’re interested in building our own performance catamaran, he thought it would be a great idea for us to take a test sail on one, to see what we liked about them, or areas that may need improvement. Out on the water we were blown away at how well it performed, and it has made us even more excited to begin construction on our own.

And as if a day out on the water wasn’t exciting enough on its own, we even had the chance to race another Dazcat out to the breakwater in the Plymouth Sound, as it happened to pull out just behind us as we entered open waters.

Enjoy!

Much love from England!
Jessica, Matt & Georgie

The BOAT TOUR You’ve Been WAITING FOR!! – Rebuilt 1983 Trisalu 37 Aluminum Cutter (MJ Sailing Ep151)

This is the tour you have been waiting to see for over TWO YEARS now!! If you have questions on anything we did not cover in the video, please leave a comment below and we’ll do our best to get back to you on it. Elements of Life is a 1983 Trisalu 37 aluminum cutter, that was build in Quebec. We purchased her in the fall of 2014, after she’d been sitting abandoned in a boat yard in Florida for over 10 years. After sailing from the Azores, where we had been sitting when we bought her, we were able to see her for the first time in person in 2015, and moved her from storage to a work yard to begin a complete refit. Over the course of 2.5 years, we stripped this boat down to bare frames, and built her back out again, with the vision of her being the perfect cruising boat. Everything in this boat, including the overhead, ceiling, floors, and all of the furniture, was built by the two of us. Fun bonus, we lived on the boat during the entire refit process. She is currently set up as the perfect cruising boat for a couple, with a good sized galley, two main seating areas, a quarter berth (which we use for storage) and a murphy style bed for the v-berth which folds down into the forward salon as a queen size bed. So far we have sailed her through the Caribbean, across the Atlantic Ocean, spent a wonderful 9 months with her in the Azores, and spent 2019 bringing her to the Arctic (via Norway) and down the coast of Scotland and England, where she is currently sitting. Because we’re looking to do another boat build, Elements of Life is now FOR SALE!!. If you have any interest in her, please follow this link to our website for her official listing. http://www.mjsailing.com/home-2/eleme… For any other questions, please contact us at: admin@mjsailing.com