Essential Safety Gear for CruisersBehan & Jamie Gifford
Behan & Jamie Gifford
When Behan and Jamie Gifford sailed south from the Salish Sea in 2008 they anticipated cruising for a two- to five-year sabbatical. Life had other plans! Nearly a decade later they closed the loop on a circumnavigation aboard their Stevens 47, Totem. Their three children are growing up afloat, with the first transitioning ashore for college this past year. The Totem family has sailed nearly 100,000 km while visiting 48 countries/territories, from Madagascar to Martinique. They're currently cruising the Pacific side of Mexico, with plans to depart in April for French Polynesia and the Pacific beyond. Together, they provide coach/mentor services to help people realize their cruising dreams.