Zanshin is a Jeanneau 57 sailboat; the number is
her length in feet and at that size there's a lot of room aboard for supplies as well as for people. She was built at the
Jeanneau factory outside of Nantes in France, then shipped to Annapolis, MD in the USA where she was commissioned and from
there I sailed down to the Caribbean, where Zanshin has been ever since.
Since then I've been sailing up and down the Caribbean island chain exploring the various islands for extended periods. I'm
planning on going through the Panama Canal
and heading into the Pacific for the long journey across the Pacific. Since the “barefoot route” around the world
uses the warm tradewinds that blow to the west it means that heading back east is difficult and uncomfortable. Thus, once past
Panama there's no going back and I'm enjoying my time in the Caribbean so much that I'm loathe to leave.
Since I single-hand Zanshin I like to avoid weather and seas as much as possible, which means that I'm most likely not
going to sail the challenging route in the high latitudes going past the great Capes
of the world - I'll use the man-made canals to shorten the journey.
This site has grown over the years and contains a mix of dated and new material, from manuals and techical details to stories
and my daily blog. The blog is more of a daily dairy and I will always post several pictures along with a brief description of
my adventures (or lack thereof) each day.
Please enjoy browsing the site and, for those who find themselves sailing in unknown waters:
“Immer eine Handbreit Wasser unter dem Kiel.” (May there always be a handsbreadth of water beneath your keel)
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