Chantey’s Log

Follow our adventures as we meander slowly from Mexico back to home waters, dropping the hook wherever wind, waves and essential repairs take us.

The latest log post will appear here and others can be found using the archive and category functions in the menu to the right. You can also use the search option to find logs on a particular theme, such as sailing or Mexico.

All aboard SV Chantey

Welcome aboard SV Chantey.cropped-Chantey-sail-2.jpg

Join liveaboard skippers Ivan and Jane Chevous as we follow our dream, wandering the seven seas on our sailing ketch Chantey, a Westsail 42 designed by Bill Crealock.

Leaping ray
Leaping ray

Share our adventures as we try to become ‘Barefoot Sailors’ – sailing simply and sustainably.  Explore all things nautical, from sea shanties to whale-spotting and join in with your own stories, ideas, questions, and wisdom. Let’s inspire the world to experience and protect the wonders of the deep.

So hitch up your hammock, pour a tot of rum and let the salty tales commence!

So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain