2-4-1 in the BWS February Issue

There is still a few days to pick up the February issue of Blue Water Sailing magazine where you’ll find information about building an onboard medical kit in my regular column, Heather Francis Onboard, as well as a story about our time in New Caledonia earlier this year! You can also subscribe to the digital…

Cooking Underway

I am very excited and proud to announce that you can now find me in Blue Water Sailing Magazine every other month! Look for my new column “Heather Francis Onboard” in the August issue. I will be tackling crew health and welfare issues; everything from tips for cooking underway, healthy entertaining and how to start…

July Article

If you’re in Australia or New Zealand you can find a story about out time sailing in the Kingdom of Tonga in the July issue of Cruising Helmsman Magazine. It’s on sale now, Steve even found a copy of it in the Melbourne Airport last week! Love, H&S

Tale from the Crypt

If you can still find the September 2014 issue of Blue Water Sailing Magazine you can read another of our white knuckle adventures,  Tales from the Crypt Stay tuned for more updates about future publications!

Cyclone Evan and the Holidaze

Hard to believe another year has flown by, isn’t it? We have certainly covered a lot of ground this year, but unfortunately not put any miles under the keel. Kate is still in the ground in Fiji, newly painted and awaiting a splash in the New Year. As you’ve probably heard Fiji was recently hit…

Happy Canada Day!

July 1st, 2013 I hope all you Canuks celebrated Canader Day in style on Monday. We made a special trip back to town so we could have a few cold refreshing ones at a bar owned by a couple guys from Ottawa. Steve treated me to a burger and a poutine and we had a…

Malo Lele from Neiafu!

May 22, 2013 We had what can only be called an excellent windward passage, the wind coming from the direction we wanted it to come from until the very last day! We arrived early Saturday morning and spent the weekend tucked into our very favourite little bay awaiting Monday morning so we could check in….