Welcome, Sailors... and Landlubbers, too!
Hi! Capt'n Ricko here!
The S/V Second Wind is a beautiful and seaworthy 1984 Cal 35 MkII, which was bought in 2011. And, she’s getting even getting better as we get her ready to go for 2015!
Be sure to check out our “Captain Ricko and the S/V Second Wind” Facebook Page, as it gets updated on a regular basis:
Give us a "Like", Mate!
Since purchasing our Cal 35, in 2011, I have been refitting her for our future voyage, working through one system after another… I will complete the Long List of Refit Projects and get her ready & “Bluewater Shipshape” for her upcoming World Cruise, by late 2014/early 2015.
And, of course, all work & no play makes Capt'n Ricko a dull skipper - so we'll also do some Channel Islands Cruising during Summer & Fall 2014. Then back to work during the winter of 2014/2015, pulling the mast, replacing & upgrading the rigging, having some additional cruising sails made, and finishing up the Refit by early Spring 2015.
And if all that is accomplished in a timely manner, we'll take the S/V Second Wind for a serious shake-down cruise to San Francisco and the Delta for several months, during summer 2015, returning late summer to get ready to head to Mexico with the Baja HaHa of Oct/Nov 2015...
** Originally, I had planned to take off for Mexico with the Oct/Nov 2014 "Baja HaHa", but Diana (Chief Welfare Officer) will not be ready to depart until Fall 2015 - due to her new job assignment in SoCal. After living far away from the Sunny SoCal waters, she will now be able to get her "Sea-Legs" with some serious local cruising, during 2014 & 2015!
(So we'll throw in that cruise to San Fran - and then be on our way South!)
So, check back from time to time, for new info & entries, on this website - and our especially our S/V Second Wind Facebook Page - as we prepare to change our Latitudes and Attitudes, and follow our dreams...
Fair Winds & Following Seas!
PS: Some have asked what the "S/V" in S/V Second Wind means... It stands for "Sailing Vessel", and if it was a power boat (that would be "going to the Dark Side" for Capt'n Ricko :-) - it would be "M/V"...