s/v Sail Pending

img_6619This is a quick overview about us and our floating home, s/v Sail Pending

We are Richard, Kristie and Tyler (13).

Click here for Tyler’s Page.

April 2015: We are in the process of Selling everything, walking away (really running as fast as we can) from our Real Estate career and Sailing Away.

— Oh, did I mention we have very  little sailing experience? —

We are going from a Sales Life to a Sailor’s Life.

We are recording our journey on this website.

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Here is a picture of us on vacation in Virgin Gorda with our daughter Kaycie, who currently lives in NYC and works at Equinox. She is 20 years old and comes and visit us often.

Here is the post about Our Original Plan that we wrote in the Summer of 2015

Season 1:

October 21, 2015: Today we flew to St. Thomas on a one-way ticket and moved aboard our sailboat Sail Pending!!!


Kaycie came to visit us over her Thanksgiving Break. Here we are enjoying the beach at Water Island.

Rich, Kristie and Tyler hiking on Jost van Dyke, BVI

February 2016: We did our first really long crossing which was overnight across the Anegada Passage from Virgin Gorda to St. Martin. We toured St. Martin and St. Barths.

Kaycie visiting again! Dingy ride in St. Barths

St. Patrick’s Day in Montserrat!

March 13; We left St. Martin for a 90 mile run to get to Montserrat for St. Patrick’s Day!

March 14; St.Eustatius

March 15; St. Kitts and Nevis

March 16-17; Montserrat

March 18th; We sailed East to Antigua! We stayed to watch the  Classic Boat Regatta and Grammy and Pop Pop came to visit.

April 21st, 2015; We sailed from Antigua to Guadeloupe and spent a month sailing around the French paradise of Guadeloupe and the surrounding islands.

Petite Terre, Guadeloupe

Bethan from s/v Totem took this picture of us sailing to Dominica.
May 16, 2016: We sailed from The Saintes, Guadeloupe to Portsmouth, Dominica.

May 21, 2016: We sailed from Portsmouth, Dominica to St. Pierre, Martinique. We spent a couple weeks exploring Martinique.

June 2016: We spent time in St. Lucia; stayed at Blue Lagoon Marina in St. Vincent and sailed through the Grenadine’s stopping at Mustique, Bequia, Myreau, Tobago Cays and Union Island.

June 29th, 2016: We checked into Grenada and we are now focusing our Vloging our journey. Here is a link to our Youtube channel. Please visit and subscribe.

In September 2016, we sailed from Grenada to Trinidad and back to Grenada, through waters historically known to have pirate attacks. (Yea, fun times!!)

Season 2: Trailer!

Wow!! ^^ It’s hard to believe that we now have a trailer for our life!!

October 20th, 2016, we left Grenada and quickly headed North to St. Ann, Martinique where we spent a month getting our water maker repaired and other boat projects done to start the new season.

November 22nd, We left Martinique and had our longest sail yet, non stop 50 hours, to St. Martin, 260 miles away. Link to Tyler’s video about our sail. We also caught and released a huge Marlin along the way. Here is a link to that video!!

December 2016, we quickly passed through the BVI, USVI and are flying back to Florida from Puerto Rico for Christmas.

Zoni Beach, Culebra, December 2016

We stopped at Mona Island (click here for video) on January 22, 2017, our way to the Dominican Republic.

We welcome you to follow along on our journey and ask us any questions along the way. Read our Blog

Also… Please, subscribe to Our YouTube channel, so you won’t miss a video about our adventure!!

Here is a list of Friends we have met along the way with a link to their blogs and/or social media pages. Friends we Met Along the Way

Life is good out here!! If you have any questions about our life or how to go about sailing away and living the dream, please send us a message. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have.