Quetzal - Kaufman 47 "... Never lost, just hard to find ..."

John Kretschmer Sailing

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A Serious Ocean

You know it by the northern look of the shore,
by the salt-worried faces,
by an absence of trees, an abundance of lighthouses.
It's a serious ocean.

North Sea off Carnoustie by Anne Stevenson


Tomorrow will have an island
by William Stafford

Tomorrow will have an island. Before night
I always find it. Then on to the next island.
These places hidden in the day separate
and come forward if you beckon.
But you have to know they are there before they exist.

Some time there will be a tomorrow without any island,
So far, I haven't let that happen, but after
I'm gone others may become faithless and careless.
Before them will tumble the wide unbroken sea,
and without any hope they will stare at the horizon.

So to you, Friend, I confide my secret:
to be a discoverer you hold close whatever
you find, and after a while you decide
what it is. Then, secure in where you have been,
you turn to the open sea and let go.


More Poetry...
Updated 12/12/18

 

2019 Offshore Passages and Workshops
Dates Description Distance (nm) Vessel Berths Left Cost Info
January 22 to February 5 Atlantic Crossing, Cape Verde to Guadeloupe 3000 Kaufman 47 Quetzal Sold Out $6800 per person Contact me for info
March 9-18 Trans Caribe 1, St. Martin, Grenadines, St. Martin 800 Jeanneau 51 Sold Out $4800 per person Contact me for info
April 20-29 Trans Caribe 2, St. Martin, Grenadines, St. Martin 800 Jeanneau 51 Sold Out $4800 per person Contact me for info
May 11-20 Trans Caribe 3, St. Martin, Grenadines, St. Martin 800 Kaufman 47 Quetzal 4 $4800 per person Contact me for info
May 25 to June 3 Offshore Passage, St. Thomas to Annapolis 1400 Kaufman 47 Quetzal Sold Out $4900 per person Contact me for info
South Pacific Summer
June 29 to July 6 French Polynesia 150 46-foot catamaran Sold Out $8000 per cabin, double occupancy Contact me for info
July 6-13 French Polynesia 150 46-foot catamaran Sold Out $8000 per cabin, double occupancy Contact me for info
July 20-27 Tonga 150 45-foot catamaran Sold Out $8000 per cabin, double occupancy Contact me for info
August 3-10 New Caledonia 150 49-foot catamaran Sold Out $8000 per cabin, double occupancy Contact me for info
August 17-24 Tonga 150 45-foot catamaran Sold Out $8000 per cabin, double occupancy Contact me for info
September 2-11 Adriatic/Ionian Passage 600 Tayana 48 3 $5400 per person Contact me for info
Canal Boating
September 14-21 Canal Boat, France   Canal Boat 6 $6000 per cabin, double occupancy Contact Tadji at tadji@travelswithtadji.com
September 21-28 Canal Boat, France   Canal Boat 6 $6000 per cabin, double occupancy Contact Tadji at tadji@travelswithtadji.com
Ocean Voyaging Workshops
October 7-10 JKU Intensive Blue Water Workshop, Solomons, MD n/a n/a 6 $1195 per person Contact me for info
October 12-13 Boat Buyer's Workshop, Solomons, MD n/a Many 6 $850 per person Contact me for info
October 17-20 Navigation Workshop, Celestial, Natural Navigation & Worldwide Route Planning n/a n/a 5 $1195 per person Contact me for info
 
November 9-19 Heavy Weather Passage, Annapolis, MD to St. Thomas, USVI 1400 Kaufman 47 Quetzal Sold Out $4900 per person Contact me for info

 


2020 Offshore Passages and Workshops
Dates Description Distance (nm) Vessel Berths Left Cost Info
February 19-23 Caribbean Cruising, Onsite Workshop - Antigua n/a Kaufman 47 Quetzal 1 $3700 per person Accommodations at Admiralís Inn and 3 days sailing aboard Quetzal.
Contact me for info
February 29 to March 8 Caribbean Island Passage, Antigua to Grenada 600 Kaufman 47 Quetzal Sold Out $5900 per person Aboard Quetzal, a mix of passage making and island hopping.
Contact me for info
March 11-15 Caribbean Cruising, Onsite Workshop - Grenada n/a Kaufman 47 Quetzal 3 $3700 per person Accommodations at True Blue Bay Resort and 3 days of sailing aboard Quetzal
Contact me for info
May/June Med Summer
May 16-23 Croatia   Beneteau 51 or similar 1 berths/ 1 cabin $8000 per cabin, double occupancy Contact me for info
May 30 to June 6 Amalfi Coast   Beneteau 51 or similar 1 berths/ 1 cabin $8000 per cabin, double occupancy Contact me for info
June 13-20 Sardinia/ Corsica   Beneteau 51 or similar 1 berths/ 1 cabin $8000 per cabin, double occupancy Contact me for info
 
July 25 to August 1 Azores Cruising   Dufour 4600 or similar 4 $4100 per person Contact me for info
August 2-6 How to Cross the Atlantic, Onsite Workshop - Horta Azores   Dufour 4600 or similar 4 $3700 per person Accommodations at Pousada and 3 days sailing.
Contact me for info
September - Canal Boat Trips
September 5-12 France   Canal Boat 6 $6400 per cabin, double occupancy Contact Tadji at tadji@travelswithtadji.com
September 19-26 France   Canal Boat 6 $6400 per cabin, double occupancy Contact Tadji at tadji@travelswithtadji.com
 October - Workshops at Spring Cove Marina in Solomons, Maryland
October 6-7 Cruising Boat Buyer’s Workshop   Many 6 $900 per person Contact me for info
October 12-15 JKU, Blue Water Cruising     6 $1250 per person Contact me for info
October 17-20 Navigation, Celestial, Natural and World Wide Route Planning     6 $1250 per person Contact me for info
 
November 14-23 Strong Wind Passage - Cross Caribbean Triangle - Grenada, Puerto Rico, Bonaire 1000  Kaufman 47 Quetzal Sold Out $5900 per person Contact me for info
November 21-30 Strong Wind Passage - Cross Caribbean Triangle - Grenada, Puerto Rico, Bonaire 1000  Kaufman 47 Quetzal Sold Out $5900 per person Contact me for info

Passages include all onboard expenses. The additional costs are travel to and from the boat, and any personal shore-side expenses.

For more information about passages, expeditions and workshops, please contact John Kretschmer at jrkretschmer@gmail.com. Thank you.



 

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