It all started in Spring 2012 when through a series of serendipitous events we became owners of a sailboat. We have many times questioned why and how we got to where we are today.  Should we have waited?  Should we have bought a different boat?  And each time we arrive back at the same conclusion.


This is a life we love.  This is the perfect boat for us.  We wouldn’t change a thing.


We have found that on the water, home is not a physical space, it is merely a mental state of feeling and aboard R.E.D. we feel at home.


Want to know a little more?…  a little History here, a little Herstory here, and a look back to how this all started  here


For all you Pig fans: a little Pigstoryhere


Welcome aboard!


“The book of “Navigation Rules” is in many ways the most important book in navigation. Every prudent mariner should know it well.” – David Burch, from “Radar for mariner”


 “A tourist remains an outsider throughout his visit; but a sailor is part of the local scene from the moment he arrives.” – Anne Davison


ANNOUNCEMENT! We’ve had a lot of interest in our webpage since last year’s adventure was published in Canadian Yachting and the French version l’Escale, April 2016 edition. Several have asked if we could please add a French translation to our www.sailingred.com which we have now done. The translation isn’t bad but certainly not as accurate as we would like. Automated robotic programs sometimes don’t get my writing ‘style’. We are super pleased that we now have a French following and apologize in advance for the less than perfect translation. If there is any part of our story that you don’t understand please let us know. Fair winds from the crew aboard R.E.D.

ANNONCE! Nous avons eu beaucoup d’intérêt pour notre site web depuis l’aventure de l’année dernière qui a été publiée dans Yachting canadien et la version française dans l’Escale, de l’édition avril 2016. Plusieurs nous ont demandé si nous pouvions ajouter une traduction en français sur notre site www.sailingred.com, ce que nous avons maintenant fait. La traduction automatique n’est pas mal, mais certainement pas aussi précise que nous le voudrions. Ce programme automatisé ne reçoit pas nécessairement notre ‘style’ d’écriture. Nous sommes super heureux que nous ayons maintenant un site en français et nous nous excusons à l’avance pour les imperfections dans la traduction. S’il y a une partie de notre histoire que vous ne comprenez pas s’il vous plaît, faites-nous savoir par un commentaire en français sur cette même page. Bon vent de l’équipage R.E.D.


The MacGregor 26M is one of the fastest and best handling of the trailerable cruising sailboats. It is easy to sail, and easy to trailer to our favorite sailing waters.  We can live on this boat on land or on the water.  Launch the boat, anchor in a quiet cove, and we can be as far away from the world as we want to be. We can have our own island, for free, at some of the most beautiful vacation areas on earth.

Read here to know how we arrived at the name R.E.D.