Quetzal - Kaufman 47 "... Never lost, just hard to find ..."

John Kretschmer Sailing

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A Serious Ocean

You know it by the northern look of the shore,
by the salt-worried faces,
by an absence of trees, an abundance of lighthouses.
It's a serious ocean.

North Sea off Carnoustie by Anne Stevenson


Tomorrow will have an island
by William Stafford

Tomorrow will have an island. Before night
I always find it. Then on to the next island.
These places hidden in the day separate
and come forward if you beckon.
But you have to know they are there before they exist.

Some time there will be a tomorrow without any island,
So far, I haven't let that happen, but after
I'm gone others may become faithless and careless.
Before them will tumble the wide unbroken sea,
and without any hope they will stare at the horizon.

So to you, Friend, I confide my secret:
to be a discoverer you hold close whatever
you find, and after a while you decide
what it is. Then, secure in where you have been,
you turn to the open sea and let go.


More Poetry...
Updated 2/1/17

 

2017 Offshore Passages and Workshops
Dates Description Distance (nm) Vessel Berths Left Cost Info
February 11-19 The Rhumb Line, a strong-wind passage, from Antigua to Barbados to Grenada to Antigua 800 Kaufman 47 Quetzal Sold Out $4200 Contact me for info
February 25 - March 1 Onsite Workshop - Caribbean Cruising n/a n/a Sold Out $2900 Contact me for info
March 18-27 Caribbean Island Passage, Antigua to Grenada, with stops at Guadeloupe, the Saints, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia and the Grenadines 500 Kaufman 47 Quetzal Sold Out $4200 Contact me for info
Mediterranean Summer
April 29 - May 6 Greece, the Aegean   Sunsail Jeanneau cruiser Sold Out $3700 Contact me for info
May 13-20 Spain, Balearic Islands   Sunsail Jeanneau cruiser Sold Out $3700 Contact me for info
May 27-June 3 Italy, Amalfi Coast   Sunsail Jeanneau cruiser Sold Out $3700 Contact me for info
June 10-17 Italy, Amalfi Coast   Sunsail Jeanneau cruiser Sold Out $3700 Contact me for info
 
September 3-10 French Canal Boat Trip   Canal Boat 2 $2900 Contact Tadji at tadji@travelswithtadji.com
September 17-24 French Canal Boat Trip   Canal Boat 4 $2900 Contact Tadji at tadji@travelswithtadji.com
October 9-12 JKU, Intensive Blue Water Workshop n/a n/a 7 $1095 Contact me for info
October 14-15 Cruising Boat Buyer's Workshop, Solomons, Maryland n/a Many 6 $700 Contact me for info

November 9-18

 

 

The Spanish Main, a strong-wind passage, Grenada to Cartagena, Colombia, via Roques, Bonaire 1000 Kaufman 47 Quetzal Sold Out $4200 Contact me for info
December 8-17 Offshore Passage, Bocas del Toro, Panama to Isla Mujeres, Mexico via Providencialles, Roatan and Belize 1000 Kaufman 47 Quetzal Sold Out $4200 Contact me for info

 


2018 Offshore Passages and Workshops
Dates Description Distance (nm) Vessel Berths Left Cost Info
February 8-11 On-Site Workshop - Western Caribbean Cruising Workshop and Sailing Aboard Quetzal - Location: Placencia, Belize n/a Kaufman 47 Quetzal 3 $2,900 per person Contact me for info
March 10-24 Caribbean Island Passage, Navigation Focused - St. Martin to Grenada and return to St. Martin, with landfalls at Antigua, Guadeloupe, Dominica, St. Lucia, the Grenadines 1,000 Jeanneau 53 Sold Out $4,800 per person Contact me for info
March 29 to
April 1
JKU Offshore Sailing Workshop, Location: Ft. Lauderdale n/a n/a 12 $1,195 per person Contact me for info
April 21–27 Bahamas Bash, Fort Lauderdale, Bahamas, Fort Lauderdale 400 Kaufman 47 Quetzal Sold Out $3,200 per person Contact me for info
May 19-26 East Coast Offshore Passage, Fort Lauderdale to Annapolis 900 Kaufman 47 Quetzal Sold Out $3,900 per person Contact me for info
June 14-30 Atlantic/Azores Crossing, Annapolis to Horta, Azores 3,000 Kaufman 47 Quetzal Sold Out $6,000 per person Contact me for info
July 5-8 On-Site Workshop, Atlantic Crossing Workshop and Sailing aboard Quetzal, Horta Azores n/a Kaufman 47 Quetzal 3 $2,900 per person Contact me for info
August 24-31 Scotland Cruising, Inner/Outer Hebrides,
St. Kilda
300 Jeanneau 44 Sold Out $3,600 per person Contact me for info
September 1-8 Canal Boat Trip, France n/a Canal Boat 6 $3,000 per person Contact Tadji at tadji@travelswithtadji.com
September 15-22 Canal Boat Trip, France n/a Canal Boat 6 $3,000 per person Contact Tadji at tadji@travelswithtadji.com
October 29 to November 5 Strong Wind Passage, One way from Cadiz, Spain to Madeira, to Canary Islands 1,000 Kaufman 47 Quetzal Sold Out $4,400 per person Contact me for info

Passages include all onboard expenses. The additional costs are travel to and from the boat, and any personal shore-side expenses.

For more information about passages, expeditions and workshops, please contact John Kretschmer at jrkretschmer@gmail.com. Thank you.



 

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