MJSailing

Exploring the world while it's still large


35k+

Miles Sailed

27+

Countries Visited

8

Years of Freedom

ABOUT US

Welcome to our site, we're Matt and Jessica!

Back in 2012 we traded what was the popular lifestyle at the time of ‘The American Dream’; our home, our careers, and consistency, for a life less ventured. While everyone around us were spending their hours living at the office to get ahead in their careers, we wanted to get out from behind the desk and explore the world.

Growing up near the shores of Lake Michigan, we’ve always had a special bond with the water. No matter what, we always find our way back to it. So nearly 8 years ago we threw off the dock lines, said goodbye to our home, and set off on the adventure of a lifetime.

From a season in Central America, crossing the Atlantic twice, to an aluminum boat refit, and then a sail to the Arctic, we like to venture outside the box. Join us for the next stage of our whirlwind life as we prepare to build a catamaran, and begin the next stage of our journey.   

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CATAMARAN BUILD – We Bond the Hull Sides!! (MJ Sailing – Ep 200)Wow, can you believe we are hitting episode 200??!! It seems like just a few weeks ago that I started shyly picking up a camera as we were in the middle of the aluminum boat refit – not sure what I would say or if anyone would find it worth watching. But, nearly 5 years later, here we are!! Matt and I open the tent doors and fit on the nose cones to make sure everything is still aligned when we do the dry fits of the hull sides. Once it is determined that the way we’d set it up to bond still allows us to seamlessly put the cones on – it’s time to get to work. Our friends Brian and Summer make their way over to Kent Island just after sunrise on one cool morning, and with one test run and a lot of team work, we manage to get the starboard outer hull side on just within the 40-60 minute window we have to work with our methacrylate bonding agent. One side down and one to go!! *Fitting on the nose cones – filmed on July 15 *Bonding starboard hull side – filmed on July 18 We hope you enjoy!! Much love from Annapolis! Jessica, Matt & Georgie

Wow, can you believe we are hitting episode 200??!! It seems like just a few weeks ago that I started shyly picking up a camera as we were in the middle of the ...