Ep. 51: Sunk by Hurricane Irma and Stranded by Maria, Sailing Mischeif’s Ariana Czaia Interviewed by Linus Wilson


Ariana Czaia and Christian Hightower just bought and outfitted the perfect cruising boat Mischief in Grenada. They were just getting the hang of sailing it when engine problems forced them to put into St. Martin. A few days later the category 5 Hurricane Irma destroyed St. Martin and sunk their boat. They were airlifted by the US Government to Puerto Rico. Then, another catagory 5 storm Hurricane Maria hit. You have to hear this story!

You will likely be also seeing it featured on Sailing La Vagabonde soon…

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We also hear from our episode 23 guest Captain Annie Dike, author, videographer, and blogger extraordanair from Havewindwilltravel.com read from her first sailing book SALT OF A SAILOR. Hold onto your cosmos!

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