S/V Second Wind

Welcome, Sailors...                     ...and Landlubbers, too!

Ahoy! 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!


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, hopefully by Spring 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 any breaks that we may get (hopefully) along the way.


In January/February 2015 we plan to pull the mast, replacing & upgrading the rigging, having some additional cruising sails made, and finishing up the Refit by Spring 2015 - or latest - Summer 2015.


And if all that is accomplished in a timely manner, Capt'n Ricko & The Crew are "eyeing" a cruise & serious "Shakedown" for the S/V Second Wind 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...


Be sure to check out our “Captain Ricko and the SV Second Wind” Facebook Page, as it gets updated on a regular basis: 



(and please "Boost" our Page - So give us a "Like", Mate!)


Right now we are getting alot of work & improvements accomplished... We are finishing and installing new cabinetry in the Galley and the forward V-Berth, as well as restoring & upgrading the Wheel & Binnacle. Results & pictures make it to the Facebook Blog first - so check things out there...


So, check back from time to time, for new info & entries, on this website - and 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!


Captain Ricko 




Our Engine is RUNNING!

Video: October 2014

The Trip to the Fuel Dock (Cleaning out the Diesel Fuel Tank)...

Video: October 2014

Spring & Summer 2014 - Recap of some Various Projects...

Video: October 2014

Dec 2013: Our Engine Work - Completed!

Complete Engine & Engine Compartment Refit

Video: December 2013

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    Capt'n Ricko (Sunday, 23 February 2014 14:20)

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    Fair Winds!