About Us

Philip was born 600 kms from the sea in Johannesburg, South Africa.  I was born by the sea on the Queensland coast of Australia but have not had an interest in sailing.   In fact, I get quite sea sick.   During a holiday on a Russian ice breaker in the Antarctic in 2004, a ketch named ‘Nexton’ crossed our path.   It was approximately 45′.   There were a few people on board.  We were surprised that anyone would bring a small yacht down to the coldest, most remote place on earth, on their own, no back up support, cruising by like a Sunday sail in the harbour.   I only say ‘small yacht’ comparing to our 335′ icebreaker.  We thought we were on an adventure of a lifetime!  We weren’t!

They were!