A MAD DASH OUT OF CHINA (our f [...]
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A MAD DASH OUT OF CHINA (our first sail)


Location: South China Sea
Latitude: 21.95000000
Longitude: 114.21000000
Published: 18 Feb 2024

We’ve just been handed our brand new HH44 Catamaran and we only have 3 days before we must sail the boat out of the country. → Get a year supply of vitamin D3+K2 & 5 travel packs FREE with your first purchase: https://drinkAG1.com/gonewiththewynns

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We’ve just been handed our brand new HH44 Catamaran (a 2 year dream in the making). And we only have 3 days before we must sail the boat out of the country.

Most sailors would take it slow for the shakedown period and coastal cruise for the first month or so while they get to know the vessel. But, we don’t have that luxury.

Because this boat was built for export and once completed, it must be exported out of the country. So no local cruising for us. Due to the weather patterns and time of year, our best option right now is to sail the 600+ miles across the South China Sea, through the Taiwan Straits (notoriously treacherous bit of water) and into the Philippines. That’s one helluva first sail!  Welcome to the world S/V CURIOSITY.

In other words this is not a shakedown cruise. This is a multi-day Bluewater passage that will have to serve as our shakedown.

Goodbye China and hello Philippines.

WE’RE JASON AND NIKKI WYNN. A couple of modern-day documentarians, perpetual travelers, and seekers of tall tales.

We’ve been chasing our curiosity around the world on wheels and keels since 2011. Why? Because curiosity is the key to unlocking life. It pushes us outside our comfort zone, softens our assumptions, and helps us embrace the great unknown. The more we let our curiosity lead the way, the more we discover about ourselves and the world around us.

Our home is also our transportation and we spend weeks away from civilization and sometimes land. Self-reliance and living a sustainable lifestyle are a must. It's all about managing our resources and we’re always looking for new and better ways to do so.

We've lived off the grid for over 10 years now in everything from a Van to RV to a Sailboat. And over time we have learned a lot about renewable energy, creating safe drinking water, and managing our waste.

Our journey is ever-evolving but the mission remains the same: #CultivateCuriosity

Timestamps if you like to Jump Around:

00:00 Three Days to Move Aboard
03:05 Cast Off Day (Leaving the HH Marina)
06:38 Xiamen Tianzhuyan Temple
07:50 Departure Day – Bureaucracy and a Photoshoot
10:07 Goodbye Friends, Goodbye China
11:48 Afternoon Pick Me Up!
13:45 Sailing out of China and First Meal Aboard
16:20 Meet the Crew
17:12 Dangers of Sailing the East China Sea
18:45 Sunset, Stars and Bioluminescence
21:48 Sunrise Sailing and Dolphins
26:17 Flying the Spinnaker
29:13 Bangin’ Breakfast!!!!
30:14 Nikki on our First HH44 Passage
32:49 Fast Cruising and LOADS of Regeneration
34:14 Easy Starlink Install on a Sailboat
35:38 Sunrise and Learning Electrical Tips
39:02 Tensioning the Solent at Sea
40:31 VIP Oil Change at Sea
43:28 Sweet Sunset Sailing in the South China Sea


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