Who is aboard?
Diane Selkirk, 42
Onshore life was mostly about being a stay at home mum and building a career as a freelance writer.
Out on the water Diane's the primary breadwinner. While Evan and Maia tackle school work or search out the next hot snorkeling spot, Diane writes and illustrates stories for a wide range of magazines and websites including Cruising World, Islands, Men's Journal and MSN Travel.
She also makes a very tasty key lime pie and a killer margarita.
Evan Gatehouse, 44
Before setting sail Evan worked as a yacht designer—and was involved in projects as wide ranging as ice-breaking life boats and Volvo round-the-world yachts. He designed and implemented all the modifications on Ceilydh—and was super happy that we didn't sink when we went back in the water.
On board he's an expert in all things that require he get dirty, dusty, wounded, smelly, or shaped into a pretzel. He's also lethal with a spear gun.
Maia Selkirk, 8
Life in Vancouver was all about the circus for Maia. She mastered the unicycle just after her 7th birthday and quickly moved on to tightrope and tumbling. Aboard Ceilydh, Maia has been expanding her skills to undersea circus performances—she now free dives like a demon and dreams about being permitted to do fire poi on deck.
What kind of boat do you have?
Wood's Meander 40' Catamaran (heavily modified)
Ceilydh (pronounced Kay-lee) is a Gaelic word that means celebration or social gathering, and it's derived from an old Irish word that means companion. As a boat name it has grown to mean that our boat is the companion that gives us access to a life of celebration.
Where have you sailed? What's next?
We left Vancouver in July 2009—went north into Desolation Sound then down the coast to Mexico.
We're spending the summer in the Sea of Cortez and will head to the South Pacific next winter/spring.
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