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

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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 11/26/17

 

2018 Offshore Passages and Workshops
Dates Description Distance (nm) Vessel Berths Left Cost Info
February 17-24 Belize Charter Passage     Sold Out $7500 per cabin, double occupancy 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 1000 Jeanneau 53 Sold Out $4800 per person Contact me for info
April 12-18 Bahamas Bash, Fort Lauderdale, Bahamas, Fort Lauderdale 400 Kaufman 47 Quetzal Sold Out $3200 per person Contact me for info
April 24 to May 1 East Coast Offshore Passage, Fort Lauderdale to Annapolis 900 Kaufman 47 Quetzal Sold Out $3900 per person Contact me for info
June 16-30 Atlantic/Azores Crossing, Annapolis to Horta, Azores 3000 Kaufman 47 Quetzal Sold Out $6800 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 1 $2900 per person Contact me for info
July 17-27 Horta, Azores to Cork, Ireland 1200 Kaufman 47 Quetzal Sold Out $4800 per person Contact me for info
August 24-31 Scotland Cruising, Inner/Outer Hebrides,
St. Kilda
300 Jeanneau 44 Sold Out $3600 per person Contact me for info
October 4-14 Cork, Ireland to Cadiz, Spain 1000 Kaufman 47 Quetzal Sold Out $4800 per person Contact me for info
September 1-8 Canal Boat Trip, France n/a Canal Boat Sold Out $3000 per person Contact Tadji at tadji@travelswithtadji.com
September 15-22 Canal Boat Trip, France n/a Canal Boat 2 berths/1 cabin $3000 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 1000 Kaufman 47 Quetzal Sold Out $4400 per person Contact me for info

 


2019 Offshore Passages and Workshops
Dates Description Distance (nm) Vessel Berths Left Cost Info
January 22 to February 5 Atlantic Crossing, Cape Verde to Guadeloupe 3000 Kaufman 47 Quetzal Sold Out $6800 per person Contact me for info
March 9-18 Trans Caribe, St. Martin, Grenadines, St. Martin 800 Jeanneau 51 2 $4800 per person Contact me for info
April 20-29 Trans Caribe, St. Martin, Grenadines, St. Martin 800 Jeanneau 51 3 $4800 per person Contact me for info
May 25 to June 3 Offshore Passage, St. Thomas to Annapolis 1400 Kaufman 47 Quetzal Sold Out $4900 per person Contact me for info
South Pacific Summer
July 6-13 French Polynesia 150 46-foot catamaran 4 berths/2 cabins $8000 per cabin, double occupancy Contact me for info
July 20-27 Tonga 150 45-foot catamaran 4 berths/2 cabins $8000 per cabin, double occupancy Contact me for info
August 3-10 New Caledonia 150 49-foot catamaran 4 berths/2 cabins $8000 per cabin, double occupancy Contact me for info
Canal Boating
September 7-14 Canal Boat, Venice, Italy   Canal Boat 4 $6400 per cabin, double occupancy Contact Tadji at tadji@travelswithtadji.com
September 21-28 Canal Boat, France   Canal Boat 6 $6000 per cabin, double occupancy Contact Tadji at tadji@travelswithtadji.com
Ocean Voyaging Workshops
October 7-10 JKU Intensive Blue Water Workshop, Solomons, MD n/a n/a 10 $1195 per person Contact me for info
October 12-13 Boat Buyer's Workshop, Solomons, MD n/a Many 8 $850 per person Contact me for info
October 17-20 Navigation Workshop, Celestial, Natural Navigation & Worldwide Route Planning n/a n/a 9 $1195 per person Contact me for info
 
November 9-19 Heavy Weather Passage, Annapolis, MD to St. Thomas, USVI 1400 Kaufman 47 Quetzal 3 $4900 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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