Where is Calypso II?

Calypso II is sailing around around the South Pacific Islands and currently preparing to leave Fiji for the passage to Australia.

You can track the voyages of Calypso II by clicking this link


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See you out there!



26 Responses to WHERE IS CALYPSO

  1. Graham & Pam says:

    Hi Rick
    great to see you are still afloat!
    We you get the chance give us a call


    • Rick says:

      Hi P and G, I have tried you a couple of times! When is good for you?

      • Graham & Pam says:

        Hi Rick,
        sunday nights are best we are usually speaking again by then following a week of stress and strain …..though window of opportunity is only brief and back to normal by monday evening …….the bliss that is married life 🙂

  2. Graham & Pam says:

    Hi Rick
    how is the sea nice and warm !
    Hope your keeping well

    P & G xxx

  3. Rick says:

    Hi P and G!

    Very warm here thanks. (Warmer than Warrington for sure). How is life in Blighty?

    • Graham & Pam says:

      Hi Rick & Jasna!
      we have had a great summer honest!
      Just got back from lake como lovely place but a little bit like gods waiting room if you know what I mean! however the food was fab and some lovely gardens to visit !!!
      Pam still flying about hither and yon and I’m still getting out on the bike trying to keep fit, not sure if we have mentioned our new boy marvin ?

      P & G

      • Graham says:

        Happy New Year to You Both !!!
        Hope you are keeping well and the wooden pointy thing keeps going where you point it !
        Send postcard from where you are XXX

  4. rick says:

    Will do! A Happy New Year to you both too!

    PS Is Marvin a person, dog or horse?

  5. Graham says:

    Hi Both
    so sorry to hear of your disaster with the boat, I’ll bet you were spitting fire with the sitter…… what a fool!
    At least you have the skills to repair or replace so refurbishment cost can be kept to a minimum its also an opportunity to overhaul/maintain the bits! so once its done it will be seaworthy and you will be confidant with the boat once again.
    I hope the boat sitter got some shades of blue around each eye to match the bilge water!
    Pam sends her love G & Marvin XXX

  6. Graham Ruddick says:

    Hi folks fantastic news on the book is there no end to your talents?
    Could your next book be a cowboy with lots pale faces and red skins all beating each other up …..I’m also a fan of gangster books !
    Are you at sea again or still in reconstruction, we are off to sorrento in a couple of weeks for some R & R
    Pam send big hugs and XXX’s to you both G X :

  7. Your book was one of the reasons we are getting things in order to get gone. My husband has been a truck driver for 40 years. After raising four kids, it is time for us to take some time to enjoy us. Our sailboat will be the perfect place. Thanks for the encouragement.

  8. Graeme says:

    Hey Rick, Jasna. Hope your well? Going back to your thread on MIAS….for a laugh, I will send you a photo showing just how bad my symptoms are! All up for sale if you fancy any? (maybe not the Martin) What is the best format to send so you don’t destroy your data allowance and if you are interested of course.
    On another note, just managed to get a mooring at Barmouth, N. Wales for ‘Cyaneus’ my Harrier….so planning a few trips, Isle of Man, Ireland etc. While I plan my escape from the hampster wheel…sell up and get gone.
    Thank you both for inspiring me.
    Fair winds

  9. rick says:

    Ha ha! I am not allowed any more musical instruments. In fact, I am selling a nice blue grass banjo and I have already sold my alto sax. I will be down to 1 guitar, 1 drum and 1 ukelele. Don’t tell Jasna, but this is because I am planning to buy a tenor sax soon…. 🙂

    Send your pic to sailingcalypso@gmail.com. What instruments will you take with you (I am guessing the Martin, right?)

    Thanks for your kind words… we are pleased as punch that you found some inspiration in the book (have we bullied you into writing a review yet on amazon?). Let us know if you have any questions, we are happy to help.


    R n J

  10. Hey guys,

    I just finished your book and wow! So great! I am handing my kindle off to my husband tonight so he can read it. I have the opposite problem than most where I, the wife, wants to become a sea gypsy but my husband is hesitant (we both love sailing but it’s cutting the cord to land life that has him worried – aging parents, a job that pays well he actually enjoys, worried about money if we set off etc…). Anyway, I hope after reading your book he will be closer to taking the plunge after seeing you don’t need to be a millionaire to do it and it can be sustainable if we are smart.

    One question I have I didn’t see covered in the book: what about health insurance? My guess is you are covered because you come from a country with universal health care. We are United States citizens are are in the dark ages in regards to that unfortunately. Thanks for any advise and please keep on updating your site – love following along Now that I’ve discovered you!


    Jennifer Rose

  11. Eoinsan says:

    Saw you ‘sailing past’ on a TV show last night, from the Atlantic island of (E)ire-land; like a breath of fresh air, the pair of you are 🙂 thanks for sharing & best wishes and happy trails!

  12. Bodin Starcevic says:

    I just saw the BBC (2015) -Amazing,I ak sending my best wishes from Eastern Europe,I wish you friendly sea.

    • rick says:

      Thanks Bodin!

      The TV are coming back to make another one in October (not sure when it will be broadcast though). I will drop you an email when I know more. 🙂

  13. Chris Matenko says:

    still sailing ?

    • rick says:

      Absolutely Chris…. currently in Fiji. I have been a bit slack in posting, but I will remedy that soon. Where are you?

  14. Paul Jarvis says:

    Hi Rick,

    Just saw the Ben Fogle (return) programme about your life.

    Also,read your book and really enjoyed it.

    I have very similar outlook on life to yourself.Retired at 52,spent many years crewing on offshore racing boats on the south coast of England and am very tempted by your lifestyle.

    Apart from the sailing advice in the book,I really agree with your outlook on life as regards minimalism etc.

    I will follow your travels with great interest.


    Paul J

  15. Roy Bailey says:

    Hi Rick

    Also saw you on tv with the Fogleator, immediately bought your book and am really enjoying it.

    So very tempted to buy Calypso and follow in your wake ………

    When are you going to announce what your new plans are?



  16. Jim says:

    Second time through your book first time to web site. I am currently planning, real soon to be on the water. Been 30 years in the making and i can finally see the sea. Great nook to get me out of the marina.

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