jason and nikki wynn learning to sail the new CURIOSITY.

Learning How to Sail (again)

It’s hard to believe it’s already been two months since we moved aboard CURIOSITY.  It has gone by in the blink of an eye.  On one had it feels like we should have accomplished more by now and on the other, I am shocked at everything we have managed to do.

Getting to know a brand-new vessel is a wild, emotional, thrilling and complex experience.  We find ourselves challenged, exhilarated and often exhausted (in all the best ways).  This weeks passage proved to be all that in hyper drive.

We set sail for what we thought would be a leisurely 250 nm sail from Subic to the northern part of Palawan here in the Philippines.  How naïve!  Mother nature had a full mix of wind and waves in store for us.  It felt like we were learning how to sail all over again.

Keep Calm and Sail On (Wireless Headsets)

Headsets are amazing and worth every penny. In stressful situations like docking, anchoring, mooring, packing the mainsail, etc. Being able to communicate in a calm, conversational voice is why cruisers often call them “marriage savers”.  Here’s the link to ours:

Roll Up Boat Hook (and deck brush too!)

We found this bad boy at the Cannes Boat Show.  It is the coolest multipurpose boat hook called Revolve. It has a bunch of different end attachments so that it can be a boat hook, deck brush or camera mount.  They are made by PYI (which is the same company that sells MaxProp feathering props, Jeffa steering systems, Fendertex fenders and bunch of other cool stuff).  If you’re in need of boat gear they’ve offered a 10% discount off most anything in their catalogue, just use the code WYNNS.


We get so many questions about all of the gear we use and we are trying to remember to show it as we use it or at least list it out on our boat page.  But, if you see something you want to know more about, just let us know in the comments below.



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Comments (13)

  • Erik King

    Really amazing video!! Can you tell me what the music is that was used on the video?? It’s stuck in my head and have to have it on my play list!! 🙂

    Sail on…

    Best ~ Erik

    • Curious Minion

      If you check the description box (on YouTube) for the video, the artists are listed in the order they appear in the video. That’ll get you started trying to figure it out!
      Curious Minion

  • Michael Magill

    Wanted ton thank you both for letting me tagg along. Every week it is something different, and never fails to ton ask the question, what happens next. l always enjoy your adventures and not know what happens next, Please be safe ,both of you and calm seas to you both. You both are on adventure after the other safe and enjoy your new boat!!

  • Cal

    Been watching for some time now. Love watching and learning.
    Just curious, do you have the ability to mount a camera/s to auto film when your hands/bodies are to busy?

  • Alan Solomon

    Fantastic adventure. Great all-around, action-packed video. There was some color to the coral down there which I liked instead of any of it being bleached white.
    Those were some big waves going through those two passes, but it seemed to be just another sail for the HH44, Curiosity II.
    You guys handled those unknown waters very well. Are you going to dive a second time?
    May the God of the Wind be watching over you! 💨💨

  • Vernon Hauser

    Fantastic sail. Looking forward to a lot more adventures. Thanks for taking us along.

  • Jen

    Where did you get the bowl that Jason is eating breakfast out of? It’s so cute!

  • Pat

    Great to see you sailing again….stay safe

  • Michael

    Thanks for the lovely video. Wish we were there.

  • StevieDV

    Great Music this week. Thank you. And Nikki standing next to the Reacher… that sail is massive! You are starting to get my sailing blood flowing again as Winter turns in to Spring here. Quick question, with all the ocean obstacles, how are you planning on leaving if you are just daysailing?

    • Curious Minion

      My guess is that leaving at first light will be enough to get out of shallow water and obstacles before it gets dark.
      Curious Minion

  • Mary Van

    Grandma and I loved the video! We showed it to David, but he’s not hearing or seeing very well right now.

    The color of the water is amazing! It’s so clear, you can see a long way down!

    Those waves looked pretty big, when you made the comment that it was a little dangerous to go through it and you could turn around, grandma said well they better do that right now, they don’t need to put themselves in danger. I tried to explain to her about the equipment you all have in the technology so you’re very aware of your surroundings.

    Love watching your videos! Love sharing them with mom and dad!

  • Tom

    love your videos, keep them coming


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