Sunstone: At Home Cruising & Racing

  

 

 

 

These pages are mostly about our sailing lives aboard our boat, 'Sunstone' since we left England on our world cruise in 1997. 'Sunstone', has been our home since 1981 and she has carried us over 170,000 miles since then. We have also raced her a lot - still do occasionally - so you'll find we have a few things to say about life afloat and the competitive side of sailing as well as about our travels.

Tom & Vicky Jackson

 

 

If you would like to contact us, email

sunstonesailing@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

  

Page 1 - Background on 'Sunstone' and Tom and Vicky

 

Page 2 - Atlantic to Pacific: September 97 - Septemmber 99 Spain, Canaries, Atlantic Crossing, Caribbean,

Antigua Classics, Bermuda Race, New England,

Nova Scotia, Chesapeake Bay, ICW, Florida,

Bahamas, Panama, Galapagos, Marquesas,

Tuamotus, Tahiti, Moorea, Huahine, Tahaa, Bora Bora,

Rarotonga, Niue, Beveridge Reef, Tonga, Fiji

 

Page 3 - New Zealand: October 99 - September 2000 Auckland, Bay of Islands, Fiordland, Stewart Island,

Marlborough Sounds, Nelson

 

Page 4 - Australia+: September 2000 - March 2002 Lord Howe Is., East Coast, Sydney,

Sydney-Hobart Race, Tasmania, D' Entrecasteaux

Channel, Port Davey, Gordon River, New Caledonia,

Vanuatu, Hamilton Is. Racing, Whitsundays,

Tauranga (NZ)

 

Page 5 - Pacific Coast of North America - March 2002 - October 2003 Passages to Tahiti Hawaii Kodiak,

Kenai Peninsula, Prince William Sound, Glacier Bay,

SE Alaska, Inside Passage of British Columbia,

San Juan Is., Puget Sound, Gulf Is.,

Southern Straits and Neha Bay Races,

Vancouver Is., Queen Charlotte Is.,

San Francisco Bay, San Diego

 

Page 6 - Mexico and Costa Rica - October - May 2004 Sea of Cortez, Mexico W. Coast, Costa Rica

 

Page 7 - Travels in Ecuador and the Galapagos - 2004 Salinas, Galapagos

 

Page 8 - Chile - 2004-05 Passages to Easter Island and Valdivia, Chiloe,

Chilean Canales, Straits of Magellan, Beagle Channel,

Cape Horn

 

Page 9 -South Atlantic - 2005-06 Falklands, Mar del Plata, Rio de Janeiro, Ilha Bela,

Semana de Vela Regatta, Piriapolis, Mar del Plata,

Passage to Cape Town

 

Page 10 - South Africa - 2006 Cape Town, Simon's Town, Various Racing,

Inland Travel, Passage To Fremantle

 

Page 11 - Australia: Dec 2006 - June 2007 Fremantle, Albany, Esperance, Recherche Arch.

Across the Bight, Port Lincoln, Port Adelaide,

King Is. Port Davey (Circumnavigation completed!),

Hobart, Passage to NZ

 

Page 12 New Zealand Sep 2007 April 2009 NZ Cruising, Various Racing, 2nd NZ Circumnavigation,

Round North Island Two-Handed Race

 

Page 13 Vanuatu & New Caledonia -- May Aug 2009  Vanuatu: Aneityum to the Banks Group,

New Caledonia: Northern Lagoon, D'Entrecasteaux

Reefs, Huon Is., Lifu

 

Page 14 New Zealand Sep 2009 June 2010

 

Page 15 Pacific Circuit June 2010 Nov 2011 Fiji, Wallis, Funafuti,

Kosrae, Pohnpei, Guam, Japan, Aleutians, Alaska

Peninsula, Kodiak Is., Vancouver Is., Hawaii,

Western Samoa

 

Page 16 Round New Zealand Two-Handed Race Feb 2012 Mar 2012

 

Page 17 2012 Overview

 

Page 18 2013 Overview

 

Page 18 A Back to Alaska - New Page July 2014

 

Page 19 - Cruising & Racing Plans

 

Page 20 - Published Articles

 

Page 21 - Tips, Quips and Controversy

 

Page 22 Cruising Notes for Various Countries and Areas -

For cruising news and detailed information on many cruising areas go to the website of the Ocean Cruising Club

 

We have been irregular contributors to sailing magazines, including Cruising World, Classic Boat, Practical Boat Owner, Sail, Yachting Monthly and Yachting World. Page 17 gives a list of some of our articles over the past few years. A few may be available on the Internet from publishers' websites.