We depart Fiji with our buddy boats Zatara and Nadine, destined for Australia. We can’t seem to shake that Z-Crew, Santa finds our red boat in the middle of the ocean, and we find out who wins the fishing contest. Dive in to find out!

Footage aboard Zatara courtesy of the amazing Renee Whitaker. Click here to see their videos of this same passage:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idkQBt9k_zw
and here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z76kBBwHci8

This video was filmed in December 2020, eight months ago. We should be all caught up in another month or two. Thanks for watching!

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0:00 – Intro
0:31 – Credits
0:47 – Departing Fiji
2:11 – Christmas Lists
6:10 – Christmas Eve Traditions
10:19 – Christmas Day
14:12 – A Zatara Christmas
16:11 – Stockings!
18:40 – Calling the Grandparents!
21:01 – The Race Is On! Zatara is Fast!
23:41 – Archer Pulls Away – Comparing Boats
28:09 – Day 7: Life Aboard Archer
29:38 – When a Container Ship looks to collide with you…
30:37 – Day 9: Final Comparisons
32:36 – Entering Southport Seaway, Australia

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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.

FAQ: More questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page on our website or answers to many of your questions in this 40 minute episode:
https://www.the-sailing-family.com/faq
https://youtu.be/jBzTUVZ5oG4

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