The dream of sailing to the South Pacific is a powerful one… This is our story of how we made our dream a reality: One year in Mexico to buy and prepare our boat – SV Hydroquest, Beneteau First 405 – for offshore, and one year to sail her across the Pacific Ocean, with a final plan to sell in Australia.
We’ll take you through the adventure with video clips and stories that range from embarrassing to inspiring, and along the way answer questions such as: How different is the lifestyle? What’s it really like to be at sea for nineteen days (our longest leg)? What’s it like navigating an atoll pass in the Tuamotus (Dangerous Archipelago)? What happens when you sail into a bank of lightning? And… Is two years really enough time?
Sarah and Will Curry started talking about sailing to the South Pacific on their very first date. Will had already sailed thousands of offshore miles, but Sarah didn’t know the difference between a sheet and a halyard! Dreams became reality and since starting their ‘life aquatic’ in 2012, they’ve voyaged many miles together. They’ve been scared, been amazed, have made a mistake or two, but are having the time of their lives. Will and Sarah sold their first boat, SV Hydroquest (Beneteau First 405), in Sydney, Australia, and are now cruising and outfitting their second boat, SV Kaiquest (Jeanneau SO 43), on Canada’s west coast.