Welcome to the BlueJacket web site! This site provides extensive photos and logs of the sailing and diving adventures aboard the BlueJacket, which is a Freedom 40/40 sailboat. In the past 15 years we've sailed over 40,000 miles, covering virtually all of the East coast of the US and Canada, the Great Lakes, most of the Caribbean and now the Pacific. Click here for a map of travel since 1998.
In 2016 we will sail from Colon, Panama to the Colombian islands of San Andres and Providencia (which are along the Nicaraguan coast) and then up and along the Bay Islands of Honduras. From there we'll head to Belize where we'll do a lot of diving at Light House Reef. At the end of the season we'll head into Guatamala's Rio Dulce where we'll store BlueJacket. Be sure to check the logs and photos/videos of the area.
We installed an Iridium Go! satellite communication system on BlueJacket which will provide almost realtime position updates on a map. Click on the link under "Position Map" to see our track over the past 2 weeks.
I have completely redone my photo albums using a new gallery system which provides much higher resolution images, supports mobile devices and does lots of other nifty stuff. Almost all of the images have been "geo-coded" with position data showing where they were taken. Click on the "Map" link to see where the photos were taken. You can also create an account and leave comments on photos.
I've created an interactive marine weather system which allows you to easily view weather forecasts & charts (over 420) from a large number of US and international sources by clicking on a map. Data from buoys all over the world has just been added.
Sue's BlueJacket Cookbook is now on-line. It contains well over 400 recipes that she's gathered over the years from cruising friends, land based friends, family and various other sources. You can download the (24 MB) PDF file. If you use recipe software you can also download the MX2 (278 KB) or FDXZ (18 MB) files. Bon Appetit!