Posts by Ellen Sanpere

First Cruise/First passage

Ellen Sanpere: My first real cruise

Cayenne III

In 1998, we purchased our first real cruising boat, sailed quickly from Tortola to Venezuela, and began converting her to a floating palace.

We figured it would take just the four months left in the hurricane season to make the boat perfect, then we’d cruise back to St.Croix for the winter.

Tony and I each had over …Read more

Take Your Passion Cruising

Ellen Sanpere races her home, combining cruising and racing


It only took about 40 years and two failed marriages for me to discover my passion is sailing. The question, “Would you like to go sailing?” was not one I could ever answer in the negative. My calendar revolves around regattas and racing schedules to this day.

As a young adult, I raced every …Read more