Above-Sven Yrvind sculling Little Cruiser in Cedar Key in the company of Matt Layden. Now Sven is on his way to New Zealand from Ireland in his new 5.7 meter long EXLEX. You can track his progress here.

Sven has made it safely to Porto Santo, Madeira, but unfortunately it seems that he may end his trip there as his micro-cruiser has not performed as intended. Up to now he has not been able to maintain the desired 2 knot average because EXLEX is too heavy with all the required supplies for a non stop voyage to New Zealand.  

Also the BLOG has been updated to discuss this incredible trip along with an upcoming race across the Atlantic in 2020 for a 5 meter class of micro-cruisers designed by
Janusz Maderski.

Finally, don't forget to check out the article we wrote for SAIL MAGAZINE  a few years ago if you haven't done so already.


Mindy and David have a passion for small sailboats called micro-cruisers, and they have been cruising in their tiny boats for more then 20 years. Their favorite destinations have been the Outer Banks of North Carolina and the beautiful islands of the Bahamas. 

Unpleasant disclaimer: Like many other outdoor activities, sailing small boats has it's own inherent dangers that could result in injury or even death. Therefore, it's our sincere suggestion that you consider this website as simply a collection of our experiences of how we plan and take our trips. We might also add that though we favor our tiny sharpies, we certainly can not guarantee your satisfaction and safety in similar craft since everyone has different skills and every region of the world has its own unpredictable weather. Nonetheless, if you decide to venture from the perceived safety of your own home, you may have the opportunity to experience what this incredible wet world has to offer.