Back In Our Element – But Without ELEMENTS!! (MJ Sailing – Ep 176)


As you know, we’ve been waiting quite some time for the new catamaran to arrive. So why not spend that time sailing?

When our friend Jeff asked if we’d like to spend a little time in sunny Florida, (and why not?, the snow had just arrived to Annapolis) we jumped at the chance to help him get his Catalina 36 further down the coast and into warm weather.

Since the Gulf Stream was pushing very close to the coast of Florida, and to a potential inlet point of Cape Canaveral, we planned to enter in St. Augustine. That would mean approximately 115 miles and 24 hours out in the open ocean. To make things even more fun, we had a buddy boat for the trip! Taylor and her mom, of @Taylor’s Travels .

Join us for Part 1 of this journey, where we get back into our element – even if it is on someone else’s boat. Sigh – I do miss that sound of wind and water surrounding us.

We hope you enjoy!!

Much love from the Atlantic!
Jessica, Matt & Georgie

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Videos made by Jessica, featuring Matt and Georgie.

00:00 – Projects on the Viking in the cold
01:36 – Intro
02:10 – Snap – Let’s Go to Georgia!
04:07 – Our Boat Delivery Plans
05:04 – A Sunrise Departure
08:13 – Out In The Open Atlantic
10:20 – Chatting With Our Buddy Boat – Taylor’s Travels
11:28 – Racing Our Buddy Boat Into the Sunset
14:57 – Next Episode
15:12 – Closing

Above & Beyond – Brendan Moeller
Backtracking Suit – Alfie-Jay Winters
Imma Keep Goin – Bo the Drifter
Pretty Carolina – Jontha Links
Solitary Drifter – April Moon
Unbroken Spirit – Sunfish Grove

Camera equipment used:
– Panasonic Lumix GH5
– Shure VP83F shotgun microphone –
– GoPro Hero8 –

Previous Boats:
1983 Trisalu 37 – custom aluminum, built in Quebec (Elements of Life)
Where we’ve been: 2.5 year refit in Indiantown, Florida; Abacos, Bahamas; St. Barth’s; St. Maarten; Antigua; Saba; Azores; Ireland; Scotland; Norway; England

1989 Sabre 34 Targa (Serendipity)
Where We Sailed Her: U.S. – Bahamas – Jamaica – Cuba – Cayman Islands – Honduras – Guatemala – Belize – Mexico – Bermuda – Azores – Madeira – Canary Islands – Sint Maarten – BVI’s – USVI’s

Editing software:
Adobe Premier Pro




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