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To experience Dream Time's voyage please select a flag above to browse by region, enjoy published stories in our press area, or simply drift amongst the years and months of previous entries. We hope you enjoy the journey.





 


For fourteen years we explored the world under sail, living on a sailboat with a cabin space not much larger, and with considerably less headroom, than a generous walk-in closet. As our route map above shows we set sail from New York with a clear purpose to travel, without detour, around the world, our prediction - a five year circumnavigation, although we really had no specific schedule in mind. But in 2009 Dream Time entered the South Pacific and crossed the equator for the first time, where we discovered not only the most beautiful and romantic islands in the world, but our independence. For a total of eight years we happily explored the islands of Oceania, meandering from one impossibly idyllic archipelago to the next. We lived off-the-grid, wind and sun provided us with power, our desalinator provided us with fresh water, and the ocean our protein. One remote uninhabited anchorage was home for a total of 228 days. It was our most magical time.

We invite you to experience Dream Time's voyage. Click the flags at the top of this page to browse by region, read highlights in our Press section, or simply drift amongst the years and months within our previous entries. We hope you enjoy the journey!

 




Voyaging facts from Dream Time's logbook

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Interested to learn some Dream Time voyaging statistics? Below are a few figures and averages collected and calculated from over four thousand log book entries:

  Total number of days: 5,123  
  Total distance travelled (nautical miles): 50,252  
  Countries visited: 40  
  Top wind speed whilst underway: 45 knots (New Zealand to Austral Islands, 2011)  
  Average wind speed whilst underway: 14.8 knots  
  Top wind speed whilst anchored: 70 knots (Balearic Islands, 2019)  
  Average moving speed: 4.8 knots  
  Fastest speed over ground: 13.5 knots (Surfing down a 30 foot wave)  
  Average wave height: 4.6 feet  
  Largest wave height: 30 feet (New Zealand to Austral Islands, 2011)  
  Longest passage: 28 days / 3,142 nautical miles (Galapagos to Marquesas, 2009)  
  Underway - percentage sailing vs motoring: 72% pure sailing / 28% motoring or motor sailing  
  Total engine hours used in 14 years: 5,103 (an average of 15 days a year)  
  Total percentage overnight passage making: 6.8%  
  Longest anchorage (total combined days): 228 days (Fakarava, Tuamotus 2011-2013)  
  Best sailing passage: Atlantic crossing (3,579 nautical miles, 100% sailing, 2020)  
  Fastest passage: 7 knot average (841 nautical miles, New Caledonia to Australia, 2016)  
  Most significant gear failure: Forestay (New Zealand to Austral Islands, 2011)  
  Gear that required the most servicing: The head (Skipper Head II)