Sailing the Seawind 1600 with Harbors Unknown – September 2021

Fabio and Kristin (@harborsunknown) began their September journey on the Seawind 1600 ‘Wanderlust’, sailing from Provincetown to Gloucester through the waters of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, which is known for three major whale species: Humpback, Fin, and Minke. Sailing their own catamaran has allowed for a private whale watch and a spontaneous visit to the Whaling Museum in Nantucket, which provides insightful tour to the coastal life from the late 1600’s to the late 1800’s.

The couple (and their adorable dog named Yoda) also took the wind to Maine. Taking off from Gloucester, Massachusetts, they set a beautiful sail to the entrance of the Saco River in Maine.

It’s so hard to put into words what a downwind wing on wing spinnaker sail on a catamaran feels like, especially on the Seawind 1600! The beauty of the huge colorful sail, sound of wind filling the light cloth, sunlight shimmering on the fabric, gurgling sound of the bow cutting through the water.

And what a sail it was, the most epic sail we’ve had to date going wing on wing downwind with the spinnaker and main. This is proof that with hard work and small steps forward, your dreams can come true.

Harbors Unknown (@harborsunknown)

And finally, with Hurricane Henri barreling up the east coast, Fabio and Kristin canceled their plans to explore Casco Bay, and instead headed north to Penobscot Bay. The wind takes them first to Tenants Harbor, then to a protected mooring in Vinalhaven. What a breathtaking scenery!

Thankfully we only saw rain and fog and once the weather broke we headed out to explore this area of Penobscot Bay, known as the jewel of the Maine coast, and boy did it live up to its reputation.

Harbors Unknown (@harborsunknown)

Some absolutely stunning photos:

Harbors Unknown (@harborsunknown) is the story of Kristin and Fabio Potenti, who sold their home at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic (May 27th, 2020) and moved aboard their Seawind 1600 catamaran ‘Wanderlust’ in September 2020. Since then, they have set sail to the beautiful waters of South Florida, the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, and now exploring New England. Their adventures as a sailing couple living on a boat have proved how it is possible to live a lifestyle that provides freedom and fulfillment.

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