FAQ - What happens when there's an emergency at home?

You forget all your plans, find the closest safe place to leave the boat and go home. We've done this twice before. We were in Portland, Maine when we received a call from David's mom that his ailing dad had died. We put Cups on a mooring, packed up and the three of us (including Jelly) were on a plane the next morning.

We were all provisioned and ready to leave New Zealand for Tonga when we received word that David's 92-year-old mom had fallen and broken her hip. Once again, Cups went on a mooring and we were back in the States in just a couple of days.

My mom is really sick. I'm going home.