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Ahoy there! Chris Bray and Jess Taunton here - two young Australian's, sailing the adventure of a lifetime! Having bought a tired old yacht in Canada in 2009, we spent three months in 2010 rebuilding her, named her 'Teleport', fell in love, and are now sailing her home to Australia, as slowly as possible, via the world's coolest & most remote places. In 2012 we became the first junk-rig (& youngest couple) to sail the infamous Northwest Passage in the Arctic above Canada! Considering as Jess had never sailed before, and Chris had to read up on junk-rig yachts and rebuilding and hand-starting single-cylinder boat engines, we've learnt lots already but can promise the next few years will be just as exciting, scary, heart-breaking and hilarious!

Cordova to Inside Passage: Giant waves, birthdays & body boarding in Alaska!  A notification of this news item was emailed to subscribers. Click to subscribe!  [10th Jul 15]  Comments (11)

Chris on his birthday passing Cape Saint Elias - Click for full-size.

Exiting Cordova on 19th June, equipped with a wonderfully instant butane gas canister stove and stomachs full of excellent halibut burritos (from a Mexican food 'van' that's now enveloped by it's own restaurant) we were faced with a choice: We could turn left and attempt the tantalizingly short yet perilously shallow Orca Inlet out to sea, or turn right and retrace our route 50 miles (a full day sail) back up Orca Bay around Hawkins and Hinchenbrook Islands and exit Prince William Sound there in...READ MORE >>

S/V ‘Teleport’ FOR SALE  [1st Jul 15]  Comments (2)

Teleport for sale - Click for full-size.

S/V ‘Teleport’ for sale $39,950 USD, in Prince Rupert, Canada from August 2015 onwards. After months of contemplation about what to do with Teleport next year we have made the very hard decision to put her up for sale! It's not an easy decision to make, we really have been 'living the dream' for the past 5 years being able to take months off work each year and sail her that little bit closer back to home. However, we dream of other adventures too, like kayaking around remote islands, cycling...READ MORE >>

Seldovia to Cordova, Alaska  A notification of this news item was emailed to subscribers. Click to subscribe!  [16th Jun 15]  Comments (15)

Our first dawn at sea for 2015 - Click for full-size.

We've learnt that you've not only got to juggle the weather, daylight and huge 20+ft tides around here, but also the spectacular currents they can create, up to 4-5kn in some places. Apart from being almost impossible for us to motor against, a current like this can pile even a modest swell up into something truly daunting. It's all part of the game up here though, and so far, we've done well, timing our departures to try and arrive at strong currents and passages when they're flowing in our ...READ MORE >>

Back aboard Teleport for 2015 season + NEW VIDEO!  A notification of this news item was emailed to subscribers. Click to subscribe!  [10th Jun 15]  Comments (12)

Jess trying to pick the lesser of various evils of tinned SPAM to stock up on - Click for full-size.

It was starting to get cold in Australia, so Jess and I've flown North to exchange the bitter Aussie winter for another northern summer aboard Teleport here in Alaska! The problem is, despite being summer, it's even colder here! We flew Sydney --> L.A -> Seattle --> Anchorage, where we met with inspirational young sailing couple Seth & Ellen who are returning to their own sailboat in Dutch Harbour. We lent them some charts for their next adventure - follow them at READ MORE >>

Our Wedding! DVD dock, and Teleport FOR SALE!  A notification of this news item was emailed to subscribers. Click to subscribe!  [13th Oct 14]  Comments (30)

Chris & Jess\'s Crazy Wedding Adventure - Click for full-size.

We finally tied the knot!! When our flights home from Alaska were cancelled three days in a row due to fog, we were beginning to worry we might be late for our own wedding! However, eventually we made it home to Australia with just 5 days to spare before heading off on our adventure wedding! Our wedding was held at a secret destination - not even the people coming knew where they were going! We just told 20 of our closest friends and family to pack four days of warm clothes and meet us at...READ MORE >>

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