Monthly Cruising Budget: Month 2 – Shakedown Sail

After spending the first month getting to know the boat, and taking a few day sails, we were ready to start picking up a few key items and a few small improvements needed for spending a few weeks away from our homeport on our shakedown sail where we sailed across Lake Michigan.

  • Kirk & Lauren discussing the shakedown sail | Sailing Soulianis

Results of our Shakedown Sail | – Ep. 15

That’s a wrap on our shakedown sail! In this episode, after sailing back across Lake Michigan to our home port of Racine, Wisconsin, and getting a little weird during the crossing, we talk through everything we learned during our 3-week cruise along the west coast of Michigan.

  • Freshwater Surfing Lake Michigan | Sailing Soulianis

Surfing Lake Michigan! – Ep. 14

Freshwater surfing! Kirk’s beyond stoked to get a chance to surf Lake Michigan. After leaving Charlevoix, we snuck into Leland just before a cold front moved in.

  • Sandy Beach in Charlevoix on Lake Michigan | Sailing Soulianis

Summer in Michigan is Downright Lovely – Ep. 13

Summer in Michigan is magic, because it’s so fleeting. It usually arrives sometime in June, and by the time you’ve attended a family get together and a wedding or two, it’s already August, and you’re wondering where the heck the time went…

  • Kirk, Lauren & Soulianis | Sailing Soulianis

Sailing to Charlevoix: A Childhood Dream ACHIEVED! – Ep. 12

Round Lake was a boating mecca; all sorts of craft paraded across its waters, waiting for the fuel dock, or a city marina slip, heading to and from the private residential docks, or passing through en route to Lake Charlevoix or Lake Michigan.

  • Lake Michigan Charts | Sailing Soulianis

Preparing for our Shakedown Sail – Ep. 9

We bought the boat, daysailed the boat, and have taken our first overnight trip to Milwaukee. Now we’re planning to sail up and down the west coast of Michigan, during which we want to spend some time at anchor.