Frequently Asked Questions
How much experience is required? Who sails with Offshore Adventure Sailing?
Though most OAS clients are inland or coastal sailors, no sailing experience is required. The principal requirement is a taste for adventure and a positive attitude.
What boat are we sailing?
We sail La Peregrina, our Cabo Rico 34. She was designed by Bill Crealock and built in Costa Rica. She’s a true bluewater sailboat, very seaworthy and well outfitted. Under a previous owner, she sailed around the world in 1997 - 2002. She is a cutter-rigged sloop with a modified full keel and about 18,000 pounds displacement. She has a 47-hp Yanmar diesel engine, a wind generator, solar panel, auto pilot, radar, 4-person life raft, large whisker pole, SSB radio, VHF radios, AIS, EPIRB, several GPSs, chartplotter, 9 ft. hard-bottom inflatable dinghy with 9.9 hp outboard motor, jacklines, harnesses, tethers, PFDs, etc.
Where do we sail?
In 2019 and 2020, we have several voyages scheduled in the Gulf of Mexico, the Florida, and the Bahamas. Who knows where we'll go after that? See our "Expeditions" page. We also offer customized expeditions. If you don't see exactly what you're looking for, please contact us.
What is included in the costs quoted?
Costs cover all expenses while on the boat, including food, drink, and dockage. You will also need to provide for your transportation to our departure point and from our point of arrival.
Who is our Captain?
Joe Hagan is a USCG-licensed Captain with nearly 30 years of sailing experience. A proud member of Nashville's Harbor Island Yacht Club, he has sailed the U.S. coast from South Carolina to Louisiana, and has made multiple voyages to Cuba and the Bahamas. In 2016 and 2017, he and his wife Maribeth sailed La Peregrina from New Orleans to the Bahamas and the Northwest Caribbean, covering 5500 nautical miles and visiting the Turks & Caicos, Cuba, Jamaica, the Caiman Islands, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, and Mexico. To read a blog of that trip, click below.