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February 1, 2015

Hey Everybody!


We can’t believe it’s been almost a week since we ended our J-term semester as interns for With the Winds. After taking some time to settle in back home, we’d like to update you all on our incredible experience. While we were in the Caribbean we visited the British Virgin Islands, St....

January 18, 2015

Yesterday we returned to St. Martin from a two night stay in St. Barts. While there, we took a water sample and hiked through a Nature Preserve. We also went into Gustavia for the day on Friday to pick up our friend, Eric Chien, who will be staying and helping with our research until January 27. Eri...

January 10, 2015

Hi All!


Our interns, Kerry Daigle and Lizzy Reed, arrived last Sunday to meet us in Virgin Gorda. They spent the first few days acclimating to life on the boat and brushing up on their sailing skills. We also restocked supplies for the boat, took a water sample, and spent two nights trying to catch...

December 31, 2014

Thank you for your patience as Henry and Grant have had difficulty finding a reliable internet connection down in the Caribbean. They have put together this video to fill you all in on what’s been happening aboard the last few weeks. Enjoy!




December 12, 2014

Hey Everybody,


After 10 days at sea, Henry and Grant will be arriving at their destination of Cruz Bay, St. John, in just a few hours! They had a few days of big waves and strong head winds, but that is now behind them as they cruise into the US Virgin Islands at 6 knots in a 10 knot trade wind.  As...

December 3, 2014

Today is an exciting day!


After a few final days of preparation, Henry and Grant left North Carolina around 7am this morning for the official first leg of the trip! They are   now headed East-Southeast towards the Virgin Islands, and expect to arrive in about 10 days.  Henry’s uncle, an experienced...

November 28, 2014

Hello all!


We’re excited to announce that in just a few days time, we will be embarking on the long offshore leg of our journey to the Caribbean. After sailing down the Chesapeake Bay and Intracoastal Waterway last week, we tucked our boat into a slip in Oriental, NC (courtesy of a very nice women w...

November 13, 2014

We have set up a YouTube channel, where all of our exclusive video content will be made available.  You can access the page by clicking here.  Below is the most recent video on the channel, of Henry and Grant changing the oil on their Westerbeke diesel engine.


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November 8, 2014

By this time, you’ve probably noticed our Kickstarter video that has found it’s way on to the home page of our website. There’s also a cool little widget on the sidebar that shows our progress towards our goal of raising $18,500 by December 4th. And we need to reach that fundraising goal in order fo...

October 16, 2014

 Hey everyone!


I’m Kerry Daigle, the newest member of With the Winds. I was first introduced to this project in a casual conversation with Henry and Grant in September, and I knew instantly that I wanted to be involved. Although I don’t share their sailing expertise, I have always been passionate ab...

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December 3, 2014

Today is an exciting day!


After a few final days of preparation, Henry and Grant left North Carolina around 7am this morning for the official first le...

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