Stephen & Estelle Cockcroft: Ambassadors

April 15, 2021 by Nicki Bennett
Cockcroft

Welcome aboard Stephen & Estelle Cockcroft! Stephen and Estelle have sailed all over the world and lived aboard for more than two decades. They bring a wealth of knowledge to aspiring sailors and are excited to represent Sailstice in Miami Florida. 

Tell us a bit about yourself! 

We have owned six yachts (monohulls and catamarans) during our sailing career and have sailed 60,000+ miles in different parts of the world. Our story starts in 1992 in Cape Town, South Africa. With the same feeling of ‘wanderlust’ and a dream of traveling around the world, there was only one thing for us to do…make the dream a reality! We've been liveaboards roaming the planet ever since. We created the Catamaran Guru website to encourage and educate all aspiring sailors out there. We understand the dream of traveling the world by catamaran and created a one-stop-shop to make that dream a reality for others.

What is your favorite color? 

Blue 

Preferred type of sailing: 

Cruising & Racing

Boat Make: 

Bali 5.4 catamaran

Boat Length: 

54ft.

Boat Name: 

Zuri 3

Homeport: 

Miami, FL

Favorite Point of Sail: 

Downwind

How long have you been sailing? 

30 years

What do you love about sailing?

We are gypsies by heart and love the freedom that sailing and living abroad affords us.

How long have you been participating in Summer Sailstice? 

This will be our first Sailstice but we have done several catamaran rendezvous for 30+ owners.

What are your Summer Sailstice plans for 2021?

We are planning to rally our catamaran community and do a sailstice rally from Fort Lauderdale to Biscayne Bay in Miami. Once there we will have some activities for the boaters.

Are you a part of any sailing clubs, fleets or organizations? 

We sponsor different kids programs in the Bahamas and West Palm beach but we are not active members.

Why do you want to be a Summer Sailstice Ambassador?

We actively promote sailing to our community and we have our owners participate in friendly races, rendezvous events and sailing education.

How do you plan to promote Summer Sailstice? 

We will send the event out to our 20,000+ mailing list and we have North Sails in Fort Lauderdale partner with us to help promote the event.

Who is your sailing hero?

Bertie Reid

What is your bucket list sailing trip? 

Crossing the Pacific

Favorite Sailing Movie? 

Captain Ron

Catch up with Stephen and Estelle on their website, which is a great resource for sailors!

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