Welcome to Sail Away with NorthWind

Our story


Still crazy after all these years!

Weve always been adventurous from the day we met. We’ve travelled the world and lived all over the US. Now is the time to pursue our dream of sailing and visiting far off lands. We raised our children to embrace adventure and change. When we told them we were sailing away (before they get married and have children) they said ”Go hippies go!” So with the blessings of our children, the adventure in our souls... were off!


The Captain & First Mate

29 years later sailing the Great Lakes.


Meet North Wind

She’s a 2012 Jeanneau 509. 3 cabins 2 heads, 50’, 16’ beam, 6’ foot draft. She runs close reach with a hull speed of 12.2 knots. She’s a beauty. 

Elyse named her from the movie Chocolat with Johnny Depp where the gypsies would follow the clever North Wind to towns yet to be visited and friends in need yet to be discovered....we have lots to discover.

The Crew

Roy Rogers

Jack Cummings

Professor Emertis, Indiana University. Enjoying the freedom of retirement.  Finding time to sail. 

Follow Jack:


Atlantic Crossing

ARC Europe sailing dates


05 May

Portsmouth to Bermuda


16 May

 Bermuda to Horta

02 June

 Depart Horta for day sail to Terceira

04 June 

Depart Terceira for overnight sail to Ponta Delgada

07 June

Day sail to Vila do Porto, Santa Maria

09 June

Santa Maria to Lagos 


17 June

 Marina de Lagos, Portugal

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