See Jackie's website and links below for more information, reviews and an excerpt:
A Standard Journey, 5 horses, 2 people, and 1 tent: http://geni.us/1j9w
Of Foreign Build- From Corporate Girl to Sea-Gypsy Woman: http://geni.us/ipq
Cruisers’ AA (Accumulated Acumen)- http://geni.us/3sKJ
Originally from the UK, Jackie is now an adopted Australian. She grew up with horses in the UK until her world was shattered with a bereavement. Disillusioned with life she ran away to Australia and met and married Noel. They decided to buy a boat and set sail. So within her first year living in a foreign land she was getting used to a foreign husband and a foreign life on board!
Noel was also disillusioned with life too, then he met Jackie. He had the idea of going sailing and somehow just knew Jackie would fit right in. Noel has a lifetime of sailing experience and rather itchy feet!
Mariah II took Jackie & Noel around the world. Pyewacket II (their second boat, purchased in San Francisco) took them across the Pacific Ocean for a second time on a more southerly route. Adventures include The Great Loop in the USA plus Canada’s Great Lakes and the French Canals.
As commercial skippers they have both worked internationally, they have been Marine Rescue skippers and teach commercial maritime. They have both achieved Certificate IV in Maritime (Master 4 – up to 80 metre vessels) and hold MED3 (Marine Engine Driver) certificates. They’ve co-written a pilot book (in America) and several hundred magazine articles worldwide.
In 2013 Jackie and Noel published Cruisers’ AA, the following year, Jackie published Of Foreign Build. A Standard Journey was released in June 2015 and Jackie is donating 50% of all profits to help rescue more horses. Check out Jackie’s website for book signings/readings in the UK in October 2015.