Here is the third part of the 4 part mini-series of my Pacific crossing aboard the 63′ Mason ketch Te Vega. We’ve got a bit of everything in this one, fishing, maintenance, injuries, and, of course, a lot of sailing. This part opens on half-way-day where we pop a bottle of champagne, give a littleContinue reading “Te Vega – Pacific Crossing (pt. 3)”
Sailing and fishing for mahi mahi, Jake gets a hook in the leg (ouch!). Also we play with some really crazy looking glasses! Watch what happens next on this 3300nm adventure across the Pacific Ocean! In this installment of Sailing Zingaro we go through another 5 days out to sea on Te Vega, the MasonContinue reading “Catch and Cook: Pacific Crossing on Te Vega (pt. 2)”
Sailing across the Pacific ocean aboard a $1,000,000 monohull! Refit, sea trial, cast off, and starting a 3,300nm adventure that will take us from Hawaii to California! Come join the crew of Te Vega, a 1984 Mason 63′ ketch as we show you and in-depth glimpse of what offshore sailing is really like! Ladies andContinue reading “My Love Affair With a Million Dollar Mono (pt. 1)”
In my FIRST VIDEO I put on the internet I explained that I had just purchased a catamaran and was going to sail it to Tahiti… I thought it would take around a year. Well, three years later and it’s finally here! In this episode, Kimmi and I arrive to Oeno, the fourth and lastContinue reading “After Three Years We Made it to TAHITI! – Ep. 77”
We were blessed by weather, and got to spend 7 days anchored in the famous Bounty Bay in May 2019 (we’re behind a lot with our episodes). We will never forget our time in Pitcairn, and hope you all enjoy our little excerpt of it. Let me tell you a bit about this not-to-often visitedContinue reading “Pitcairn Island – Sailing Zingaro Ep. 76”
For it’s remoteness it has gotten the title of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Yet the influence of our wasteful civilization on its beaches could not be more striking!
Real time update (June 25, 2020) | While Kim stucks in Germany, James is back on the water. He is sailing with the crew of s/v Te Vega, a 1984 Mason 63, from Hawaii to California. They’ll heading north towards Alaska before turning to the east to ride the northern trades into the mainland. OverallContinue reading “Pacific Crossing – Sailing with the Ketch „Te Vega“”
We visit Ahu Tongariki: the largest Moai site of Easter Island. It has 15 moai lined up and includes the largest moai ever erected on the island.
Our Kickstarter-Campaign was sucessfull! We are so close to going out there again and doing what we love.
Our floating home has broken in two pieces. With the help of our Patrons and friends, we will find a new, stronger Zingaro 2.0 and take it on a new adventure.
The boat is in a disastrous shape. All the cross stringers in the starboard hull are broken, bridgedeck is ripped to centerline, most bulkheads are broken. Basically the starboard hull ripped off.
James attempts to scale the Chimborazo and Kim heads to the Amazon, taking a camera and capturing some amazing scenes of her travels.
Zingaro’s sail from the Coco Island, entering the South Pacific and arriving to Ecuador – the big surprise.
We try to discover the secret of the Treasure of Lima! Come hike up to the top of the island, listen to pirate lore, see some of the most amazing sights of this island paradise.
We sail the 400nm to see what kind of adventure we can get into. Come join us in Isla del Coco, Costa Rica.
I take a Tico (that’s what they call a local Costa Rican guy – girls are Ticas) on a 200nm sail from Isla Caño to Isla Murcíalagos. What a great time. Here’s the real story on that one…
Can you see what’s wrong with this picture? Find out in this week’s adventure sailing around Costa Rica on a plywood catamaran.
What started of as a harmless afternoon hike, soon became the dirtiest adventure of our lives. I didn’t look as bad as James, but I was just as dirty! Good thing we were able to wash off well. Thanks to our sponsor Spectra Watermakers <3 Our friend Valentina send us into the ‘Cave of Virgins’Continue reading “Our dirtiest day on Easter Island”
You guys have no idea how bad it’ll get without Lucie. She was the only cook aboard. We’re just getting to Costa Rica at the end of this episode, and good times await us here.