We’re glad you are aboard to join us for our voyage as we travel the world’s oceans. This site is designed for our family and friends to accompany us on our passages and to help those sailors, armchair and otherwise, who may wish to follow in our wake to their own cruising destinations. Some of the information is designed to educate our landlubberly friends who have never sailed and other areas are for those preparing their boats for ocean crossings. We hope there will be plenty here to inform and entertain everyone
March 2012-- Completing our Circumnavigation of the World
The truth at last...we won the lottery
Our Indonesia scholarship program has its first college graduate and she is cum laude. Two more will graduate before the end of 2011. Congratulations to all our students- we are very proud of you.
The Scholarship Program that Dee and I started with the participation of the 2006 Sail Indonesia Rally awarded its first college scholarships in 2006. Since then eight more scholarships have been awarded bringing the total to eleven students now getting university educations through our program. You can read about it here.
Recently added pages
The two most common questions we get asked are about
storms at sea and pirates. For those of you wondering we can now tell you
For those who like the drama you can read about our near disaster in the Red Sea here.
A new section has been added to our website-
New pages added November 2010
New pages added May 2010
New pages added September 2009
New pages added June 2009
New pages added March 2009
Having lived aboard Ventana and been cruising full time since 1996 we decided in 2004 to temporarily switch gears, so in October 2004 we began an entirely different adventure as we returned to the United States and began a tour of America. With Rob flying a tiny homebuilt gyroplane and Dee driving a 35' motorhome we explored America. A gyroplane looks like a miniature helicopter and usually flies only a few hundred feet off the ground at about 60 miles per hour. Rob became the first person in history to fly a continuous trip by gyroplane to all 48 states in the Continental U.S. Upon completion of the trip he received the prestigious Pioneer of Vertical Flight Award from Groen Brothers Aviation. To read about that adventure visit www.GyroAmerica.com
Early in 2006 we explored a bit more of Australia by car as well as spending 3 weeks in Tasmania-- Australia's large southern Island. Following that we diverted to the U.S. again for an exciting 3 week kayak/raft trip down the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
To read about our Australian adventures- click here.
In May of 2006 we returned to our sailboat in Australia to begin the long 2,200 mile sail up the east coast and over the top to Darwin. In July of 2006 we joined the Darwin, Australia to Kupang, Indonesia rally. From there we sailed through Indonesia to Bali. In early October we continue on to Borneo, then Malaysia with stops in Singapore, Lankgawi and on to Phuket., Thailand by December of 2006.
at anchor in Englishman's Bay
About the Dubins:
Dee's background is varied from working on minority employment
programs, to banking to construction. She too is an avid skier and
mountaineer and experienced kayaker, scuba diver and sailor.
in the World is Ventana
Through the incredible wonders of technology you can see a map of the world showing exactly where we are in near real time.
Ventana will be indicated by Dee's ham radio call sign which is
In addition to seeing a map locating Ventana you can also find
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You can also check in our links page for others that can help you.
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