By the time Cyclone Yasa hit us, it was the 2nd largest in South Pacific history and a “Strong Category-Five” storm. It was as harrowing experience we would rather not have again…

This video covers the month of December, 2020. We should be all caught up in the next two months. Thanks for watching!

We are posting live updates on our social channels:

0:00 – Intro
0:32 – Credits
0:47 – A Cyclone is coming
2:18 – Our Plan
2:49 – Prepping the boat
4:08 – Tying Archer Down
5:01 – Final forecast
5:34 – The Rats escape
6:32 – We’re as ready as we will ever be
11:51 – Heading to the hotel
13:41 – The Storm Hits
14:38 – The Closest We Get To The Eye
15:56 – The Morning After
18:15 – Preparing for an off-shore passage
18:51 – Admitting our mistake
19:37 – The aftermath
20:51 – Saying Goodbye
24:01 – Ni sa moce, Fiji!


ABOUT US: We are a family of five sailing around the world on a performance catamaran named “Archer” and sharing our adventures in family-friendly episodes every Tuesday!

OUR ROUTE: We departed the Boston area of the United States and sailed south to the Caribbean and then west through the Panama Canal. We have dealt with massive repairs in the South Pacific, the Coronavirus lock down in New Zealand, a Category 5 Cyclone in Fiji, and now we are cruising in Australia.

OUR PAST: You may remember us as “SV Honeymoon?” Ten years ago (“before kids”), we sailed a Lagoon 380 named Honeymoon halfway around the world to Sydney, Australia. Along the way we shared our experiences via YouTube and, by happenstance, created one of the very first “sailing channels.” We also realized what an incredible experience we were having and that someday we wanted to do it again, only this time with kids.

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