This week’s story starts in Newport, Rhode Island on our way to New Jersey. The passage was easy. When we arrived at New Jersey we celebrated Captain Ken’s birthday. Tanner, Cam, Ryan, and I went out to get the things we would need for his birthday dinner. We grabbed six pies of pizza and some carrot cake with a card. After doing so, we went back to the boat and rounded everyone on the boat except Ken to sign the card. We all had a very nice night after that. Ken almost cried. …


This story starts the 7th of September at 7:36 when we arrived in Newport, RI. The trip from Maine to Rhode Island was easy, but every one was anxious to get off the next day. The next morning arrived and everyone was ready. We got to land and the first thing people wanted to do was check out the town and see what food was there. I split from the rest of the group to see my mother and two brothers. Ryan and I spent the afternoon with them, catching up on missed time. Seeing them made me happy.

Beef O’ Ready (She gave us free beef jerky!)

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What’s up everyone! It’s your boy, Jazier. I’m currently in Portland, Maine writing to you from CBD coffee. We did some pretty amazing things our first week. For the first few days we have been island hopping. We stopped at Steve’s Island where we played manhunt before having to return to the boat before tropical storm Ida rolled through. It was really fun to set up camp, build a fire and roast some camp food and smores. We stopped at Green Island as well. There we saw the lean-to that Bruce built on our trip last year and did cliff-jumping…


Personally, I would like to start with saying that I didn’t know what to expect on this trip. I am pretty new to Sailfuture and came right before the the sailing expedition began. All the boys spoke about the trip with such excitement but I wasn’t really sold on their excitement about being on a boat for that long with that amount of people. First concern was getting used to the boat life which was filled with things I wasn’t used to yet (i.e: living in a small space with a bunch of cranky teenage boys) but I overcame them…


The world is a beautiful place when you really get to explore it.

The passage from New York to Maine was a breeze, no one was sick and we ate all the snacks that our bodies could handle. Everyone handled their shifts like a boss, our first mate Bobby was able to catch some fish and we had fish tacos for lunch on one of the days. Lots of rubik’s cube tutorials, chess playing and laughs occured during those 60 hours of sailing. We dropped anchor in Portland to drop off Ms. …


We finally made it to the Concrete Jungle after staying a little bit longer in North Carolina that we originally expected, but that’s a whole different story that I don’t have the time to tell you. On Monday we docked in between Ellis Island, New York and New Jersey; with a perfect view of the statue of liberty. She is way smaller in person that I thought she would be, the movies lied to us. Anyways, we rushed off that boat wiht a quickness — just call all of us Usain Bolt. First stop was to wash our “stank” bodies…


May 31st, The first day of getting ready to set sail to Maine. We started the day by getting up and ready around 8–8:30, around 9 is when we had the van packed and ready for the three and a half hour drive to St. Augustine. On the way, we decided that it would be best to stop to refuel the car and get a quick bite to eat at one of the largest McDonald’s that any of us have ever been to. Afterwards we loaded back into the van to finish the hour and half left to St. Augustine…


Hey guys, I’m back! I am writing from the middle of the ocean on the 65 foot MacGregor named Defy the Odd’s. The water out here in the Atlantic is crystal clear blue like a sapphire. I’m excited because in a few minutes I will be swimming. We have been swimming a lot this week and I am getting really good! I even did a near perfect dive last passage. Last week we left Key West and went to West Palm Beach for a couple of days. Yesterday we left there for St. Augustine and we will arrive later today.


Hey everyone! Kendra and I are writing to you from a library in Key West, Florida. It is really hot here! Me and the boys are having a great time. Did you know Key West is the city farthest south in the United States of America? I learned that here and I think it’s pretty cool. We have done some super fun stuff while we have been here, let me tell you all about it.

Me and my brothers being silly

We met this nice man named Birch at the Key West Community Sailing Center. They allowed us to come sailing with them and they have…


Hey guys! I am writing this story from a bookstore and coffee shop called Bodalicious in Pensacola, Florida. I hope everyone is having a good day like I am. I really like Pensacola, it is beautiful and my friend Ryan was born here so he knows all of the places to show us around.

Me and Kendra at the Bookstore

One of the really fun and cool things we did here is go to the Naval Base. Ryan’s dad, Mr. Collins, is in the Navy. Ryan’s mom, Kerry, escorted us on to the Naval Base so that we could go to the Naval Aviation Museum. I…

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A motley crew exploring the Caribbean sea and North Atlantic ocean on a 65' MacGregor sailboat named ‘Defy the Odds’.

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