Sailing Azimuth

We’re two sailors and makers charting a course from
San Francisco to the Chesapeake Bay.

Our Story

We met with a stroke of luck when a pal invited Ashley along for a day sail on Scott’s old boat, Dreamcatcher. We quickly bonded, built a partnership, and started dreaming. Heading out the Golden Gate Bridge to new horizons has been on our minds from the start.

In October of 2016, we bought a 1979 Pearson 365 sloop, named him Azimuth, and moved our worldly possessions aboard in our home port of Oakland, CA. Our vessel is capable of blue water sailing, powered by solar, and has just enough headroom for Scott.

Over the past six years, we have steadily chipped away at the boat project list — modernizing, upgrading, and reinforcing. We’ve logged hundreds of sailing hours together and thousands of miles under the keel to learn the boat and prepare for whatever we dream up next.

Ashley grew up in Michigan — swimming, boating, and fishing in all the water she could. Scott learned to sail early on growing up on the East Coast and pursued it as soon as he could in California.

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Where are we now?

Some say cruising plans are written in the sand at low tide.
We say you gotta start somewhere to go somewhere.

Recent Observations

Send a Message in a Bottle


/ˈazəməTH/ noun

A measure of angle of a celestial object relative to the observer, expressed as the angular distance from true north. It determines the direction of the celestial body and position of the viewer relative to the stars.