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Interview with Jackson And Xanthie of Finding Avalon, #1

This is the first of what looks like to be many interviews with Jackson and Xanthe. Jackson first wrote to me a while back asking me about a route through Croatia I gave him some advice and we had an opportunity to meet in the summer of 2018 in Montenegro where we shared a dinner together. Since then he sailed throughout the Mediterranean crossed the Atlantic and traversed the Panama Canal. I have no idea how long it’s going to take to get the full story out of Jackson because every time I start to talk to him we go on and before you know it an hour is passed. So tune in for many episodes as we follow Jackson and Xanthe from Croatia back to their home in Sydney Australia.

They have a YouTube channel “Finding Avalon” which is turning out to be one of my favorite sailing channels here is that link

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUAAFXyWbMKKmKd12c7Gr7g/videos

 

 

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We are Jackson and Xanthe, a young couple who met in an aprés-ski bar in the Snowy Mountains of Australia and instantly bonded over a love for adventure, travel and the ocean.

Jackson is and always has been a sailor, and it didn’t take long for him to make a sailor out of Xanthe. The idea of buying a yacht and sailing around the world was dreamt up by Jackson when he was travelling globally to compete in sailing regattas. He thought it was a pretty spectacular way to see the world. Xanthe thought it was the best idea she had ever heard and insisted he made his dream a reality and that he made it with her.

So that’s what we’re doing. We bought Finding Avalon in Croatia in the middle of 2018. She is a 38ft Elan Impression from 2005, and was a charter boat before we bought her.

It’s been great fun kitting the boat out to make her fit to sail the open seas; and we’ve travelled to some rather incredible places along the way. Join us as we sail her back home to Australia!

 

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