crossing log, final entry: LAND HO!

crossing log, final entry: LAND HO!

After 5,057 miles and 20 days at sea, our crossing crew makes their way into Lahaina Harbor, complete with champagne showers, roaring cheers, and ecstatic family & friends! Read about the crew’s last few days at sea, and their triumphant welcome home to Maui!

Crossing Log Entry 10: Rotten eggs & small wins

Crossing Log Entry 10: Rotten eggs & small wins

Life on the open sea has brought ample opportunity for discovering clever forms of entertainment… our Crossing Crew remains in good spirits as they FINALLY see their first epic ocean sunset, not to mention a fun new deck game. 4 more days to Hilo!

Crossing Log Entry 9: Halfway to paradise

Crossing Log Entry 9: Halfway to paradise

Officially halfway home, the Trilogy crossing crew checks in with some stories from their life on the open sea - dominoes, fishing, and the occasional friendly creature encounter, things are smooth sailing so far!

Crossing Log Entry 8: the start of Leg 2 (next stop: maui!)

Crossing Log Entry 8: the start of Leg 2 (next stop: maui!)

A quick crew change, some restocking of food, supplies & fuel, and our Trilogy crossing crew has officially kicked off the 3-4 week long “Leg 2” of Trilogy IV’s adventure! Get ready for some very technical stats from Captain Nick… compass headings, route trajectory, engine usage - you name it, we got it!

Crossing Log Entry 7: pilots, locks, and moorings, oh my!

Crossing Log Entry 7: pilots, locks, and moorings, oh my!

Originally constructed in 1913, the Panama Canal’s original 3 locks are still in use today, as well as a few newer additions. In this entry, we share a first-hand view of our new Trilogy IV as she gains the official thumbs up to continue her journey through this extensive lock system!

Crossing log, entry 6: Stormy Seas & panama

Crossing log, entry 6: Stormy Seas & panama

Some stormy seas rocked our Trilogy crossing crew on their final approach to the Panama Canal, but it still couldn’t shake this crew’s spirits. After 1,050 nautical miles on the voyage from St. Croix to the Canal, the Trilogy IV (and her crew!) is making their way home to Maui!

Crossing Log, Entry 5: It’s a big, big ocean out there

Crossing Log, Entry 5: It’s a big, big ocean out there

Fueled up and officially on the open ocean, our crew checks in during the first few days of sailing - from watch scheduling to lightning storms to ohana dinners, the Trilogy crossing crew is in great spirits about the exciting weeks ahead!

Crossing Log, Entry 4: When in rome…

Crossing Log, Entry 4: When in rome…

With delays, comes… adventure? Well, in this case anyway! Our crossing crew is busy at work, prepping & freezing meals, testing out T4, passing the last inspections, and yes - taking in the beautiful St. Croix sights while they have the chance! The countdown is almost finished…

Crossing Log, Entry 2: Excitement & LOLs

Crossing Log, Entry 2: Excitement & LOLs

Day 1! Our Galley Officer Lowell (amusingly) recounts the travel from Kahului Airport in Maui to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as him and the crew gear up for their ocean voyage. High spirits, all around!

Setting Sail: Trilogy, meet the open ocean

Setting Sail:  Trilogy, meet the open ocean

It’s finally here - our new boat is coming home! Read this first-hand insight into the incredible feat that is an ocean crossing, written by Captain Denver Coon. Sleepless nights, thousands of miles of Open Ocean, squalls, and weeks without sight of land all await our Trilogy crew - the most epic of adventures is under way!

The Voyage of Trilogy IV - Phase 1: She Floats!

The Voyage of Trilogy IV - Phase 1: She Floats!

Follow along the journey of our brand new luxury catamaran, the Trilogy IV, as she sets sail on her ocean crossing home to Maui! During this adventure, we’ll have our Captains and Crew weigh in on their 5-7 weeks at sea with all the behind-the-scenes stories (the good, bad, and funny). We can’t wait to welcome T4 home - but first, phase 1!

Sailing Essentials for Any Ocean Crossing

Sailing Essentials for Any Ocean Crossing

With just over a month to go, our crew selected, and our bags packed (ok, not quite), we are so excited for our first ocean crossing this year! In August, a small group of Trilogy Captains and Crew members will bring our brand new, state-of-the-art catamaran from St. Croix to its new home on Maui. In honor of their adventure, here’s our list of must-haves for any ocean crossing!

About 200 nautical miles (nm) west of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

About 200 nautical miles (nm) west of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

We are very glad to be sailing again as that's what this boat and crew love best. We were under motor power for about 16 hours, but the wind has increased and we are now with full sail and using one engine to assist ie motor sailing. 

To be a local you gotta eat like the local.

To be a local you gotta eat like the local.

Captain Gary got a phone call from our agent Tina saying the hurricane is going to hit Costa Rica. So our plans changed and Captain Gary told us we would not be leaving until Friday. Captain Seth and I decided to get a turkey and celebrate Thanksgiving in Panama on TRILOGY III.

Sea Trials and Shenanigans

Sea Trials and Shenanigans

It’s finally time to break in the new boat, hopefully without any actual breaking. We’ve been stuck on a dock in Salt River for the past week, actually the boat has been stuck there while the crew and I have been staying at a large Mediterranean villa overlooking the ocean. Nonetheless, we were really excited to get out and do some sea trials and take a break from covering our bodies in mosquito repellant.

Rainy Days in St. Croix

 Rainy Days in St. Croix

After a 16-hour flight, we finally made it to St. Croix on Wednesday to pick up Trilogy’s new 65’ Catamaran and deliver it back to Maui. It was raining so hard that the pilot had to make two passes at the runway. On the first pass he said he would give it another shot but if we didn’t have any luck we would be headed to San Juan Puerto Rico. Luckily we made it on our final pass.