Our first PATRON joins the boat! Sailing Zingaro – Episode 12

Please welcome Kris Knabel (one of our first supporters on Patreon) came down to Grand Cayman to sail to Jamaica with us. With the new and improved rudder we let the wind fill our sails and GO!

Unfortunately… in true Zingaro fashion our OTHER rudder fell off. Oops …

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Solo sailing to southern Cuba | Sailing Zingaro – Episode 4

Sailing solo to the southern archipelagoes of Cuba. Freediving, spearfishing, sightseeing… Explore Nueva Gerona with me as I take you into a real Cuban restaurant where the food is $1 (and fantastic)!

We welcome a new crew member. Welcome Mel! And get the boat off the bottom …

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A week in Havana, Cuba | Sailing Zingaro – Episode 3

A look at the REAL Cuba! We sail overnight, go to the markets in Havana, get a guided tour around Old Havana, Hotel Nacional, dinner with the mayor, and see the crew off onto their next adventure.

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Sailing to Cuba 101

Here’s everything you need to know about sailing to Cuba. Well, not really sailing, more checking-in to Cuba via sailboat. It’s overwhelming at first, and information was sketchy – so here’s my first-person account of arriving and checking into customs in Cuba.

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Freediving in the Cayman Islands

We met up with Caryn and Gary from s/v Illimite in Grand Cayman and they took us out to one of the most beautiful dive sites! This particular one is at ~65ft. There are over 300 mooring balls surrounding the island for boats to use so they don’t have to anchor and potentially damage the reef! That’s genius. Well done.

We saw rays, moray eels, turtles, groupers, and tons of species of fish.

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New Years Eve in Key West | Sailing Zingaro – Episode 2

I sailed solo for 7 days, rounding the western Cape of Cuba, and sat on the concrete in a plaza for 6+ hours to upload this. Enjoy!

We continue where we left off: I broke the rudder, as well as my macbook, autopilot, and phone. Everything gets fixed in this episode (except my iPhone, I’m going to throw that in the drink, watch for that video!). I go diving with friends, meet up with 2 crew members who are going to Cuba with me, and we sail down to Key West, Fl for new years eve!

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