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The Adventures of Joint Venture  
(1975 Alberg 37 Yawl, Hull # 147)
By Ken and Anita Tillotson

JOINT VENTURE  PLANS ATLANTIC CROSSING
  Chapter I (30 July 2005)
   Chapter II (30 July - 16 August 2005)

   Chapter III (17 August - 5 October 2005)

Adventures of CARELLEN (Ontario to Florida 2000/2001)

Adventures of PAWBEE (Bahamas 1999/2000)

Adventures of DREAMWEAVER III (Atlantic Cruising)

Stornoway (August '98 Cruise, Johnstone Straits)

Sally Anne's Crossing (1997)

Brightlingsea II's Trip South (Chesapeake to ICW September '97- )

Brightlingsea II in the Bahamas

News from Lake Huron (Dick Wilke 10/16/98)

SOUTHERN CROSS HEADING NORTH (By Karen and Marcel Steinz March 2005)

Tundra: Lake Huron to the ICW (August 1997- )

Tundra Travels (Link to the Tundra web site)

Book: Tales From the Decks of Winddancer (A37 short stories)

The Trip from Hell (SOLSKIN II August '97)

The Perils of Peregrina (Bahamas Spring '97)

The Adventures of Dreamweaver III (August 2000)

TEELOK's 2002 Maine Cruise

THE BEST OF TIMES By Papo Negrón, San Juan, Puerto Rico

(Sailing the 1968 MK-I Sloop ELUSIVE from Salinas, PR to Fajardo, PR -May 2003)

CRUISING THE CHESAPEAKE
By Lou and Jean Wayne, aboard PIKA (September - October 2004)

SINGLE-HANDED TO CANADA (WELL ALMOST!)
By Ian Dunn aboard VECTIS (September - October, 2004)

PIKA Southbound III
1967 Alberg 37 MK-I Sloop
(Third Trip South to the Bahamas 2005-2006 - Now includes Cost Analysis of their trip.)
By Lou and Jean Wayne
 

Southbound Cruisers Preparation 
Southbound Cruisers make their preparations at the Assenmacher Dock in Kinsale, VA in October 2005 to 'Head South'.

Travels of Tom and Rose Aboard SOJOURN
Tom McMaster and Rose Hansmeyer's Blog (with photos) Of Their Continuing Travels Aboard Their 1985 MK-II Alberg 37 Sloop (#239) From The Great Lakes to Trinidad and beyond..


AS DAT CROW FLIES  
Blog (with photos) from Mark and Debbie Crowe, who have been cruising their 1973 MK-II Yawl SEA CYCLE in the Caribbean for the past couple of years.(Posted 1/16/08)

ARA' DEG 
Simon Foster Crosses The Atlantic In His 1973 A37 Mk II Yawl (Hull #111) 
  -  cruising the N Atlantic since September 2007 starting from Wales - Africa - Caribbean - Eastern Canada.

Island Time, sailed from Bellingham, WA to San Francisco, CA
30 June 2009
By Len Ceruzzi

SHEARWATER CRUISES THE ABACOS

SHEARWATER Cruises To The Abacos  
Tom and Kaye Assenmacher cruise the Abacos aboard SHEARWATER (10-2006 through 5-2007)

Visit to Man O' War Cay Feb 2008
(This is a fairly large video file - 65 MB - it will take take some time to download!)
Tom and Kaye Assenmacher visit Man O' War Cay in February 2008 (this time they are 'Dirt Dwellers')

Take A Tour Of Man O' War Cay  (2009)
With Tom and Kaye Assenmacher (During February and March 2009)Again as 'Dirt Dwellers'!

SHEARWATER HEADS SOUTH (2012)
For The 4th Time
Tom and Kaye Assenmacher
Periodic “SITREPS’ of our ‘Southbound Cruise” beginning on 10 October, 2012 at our home/dock in Kinsale, VA. Our intention is to cruise the Abacos (northern Bahamas ) again this winter, returning to Kinsale in the Spring of 2013.

WALKING TOUR OF MAN O' WAR CAY (2013)
Tom and Kaye Assenmacher have been cruising the Abacos (Bahamas) aboard their 1975 MK-II Yawl SHEARWATER during the winter 2012-2013.  Join them in a walking tour of their 'hangout' in the Abacos,  Man O' War Cay.
(Posted 2/26/2013)

SHEARWATER HEADS BACK NORTH (2013)
For The 4th Time
Tom and Kaye Assenmacher
1975 MK-II Yawl, #157
Periodic “SITREPS’ of our return from our ‘Southbound Cruise” beginning on 30 March, 2013 in Eastern Harbour, Man O' War Cay, Abaco Bahamas and terminating at  in Titusville, FL.  SHEARWATER is not returning to her home in Kinsale, VA, but being stored 'On The Hard' for the summer and fall (2013) at Westland Marina in Titusville.  Plans are to return to Titusville in early November, launch SHEARWATER and return to the Abacos again this winter (2013-2014)
(Posted 4/29/2013)

Tour Of Hopetown On Elbow Cay (2013)
Tom and Kaye Assenmacher have been cruising the Abacos (Bahamas) aboard their 1975 MK-II Yawl SHEARWATER during the winter 2012-2013.  Join them in a tour of one of their favorite 'hangouts' in the Abacos,  Hopetown on Elbow Cay.
(Posted 4/30/2013)

"ABACO RAGE" (2013)
(Major Waves On The Atlantic Side Of Man O' War Cay - NOT The Famous Abaco Rage Sailing Vessel)
Please join us in a short visit along the shores of Man O' War Cay to view the "RAGE"!

Also appropriate 'Cruising to the Abacos' information is included in the following articles by Lou and Jean Wayne (PIKA);

PIKA Southbound III
1967 Alberg 37 MK-I Sloop
(Third Trip South to the Bahamas 2005-2006 - Now includes Cost Analysis of their trip.)
By Lou and Jean Wayne
 

Southbound Cruisers Preparation 
Southbound Cruisers make their preparations at the Assenmacher Dock in Kinsale, VA in October 2005 to 'Head South'.

 

 

Racing

MOLLIKETT Wins the Inaugural Mackinac to Manitoulin Yacht Race

 

HARVEST MOON Wins Harvest Moon Regatta By Jay Zittrer, Houston, TX

 

GOOD NEWS Competes in “Shoe Race” (5/2006) By Ashley Walker

 

ARTEMIS Wins Class in Overnight MONHEGAN Race (August 2006) for Second Time in Row By Ron Cole

 

ARTEMIS off to a great start at  the Pilot Race last summer (6/16/06) at the Portland Yacht Club (Photo By Ron Cole).

 

ELIXIR Participates in the Turkey Shoot Regatta (10/2007)

 

HARVEST MOON Participates in Bay Cup (1-08)

 

L'AMARRE Participates in 2007 Vineyard Race (1-08)

 

KEMO SABE Wins 6th Annual Penbay Races (7-2010)

 

JOAN III Racing On Galveston Bay