A circumnavigating catamaran

Swingin’ on a Star

Randy & Hideko at the Bitter End


Hello, we're Hideko and Randy Abernethy of the sailing vessel Swingin' on a Star. Randy is a serial technology entrepreneur and Hideko was involved in the film industry. We enjoy sailing and love traveling and the tropics. We were married in Bora Bora on September 18th, 2005 and left for a trip around the world in October of 2006.

Copyright 2006-2011 Randy & Hideko Abernethy, all rights reserved

Roq was aboard with us for three years. He was principally responsible for making sure that no food went to waste and scaring off the dinghy thieves (we didn’t tell anyone he was deaf as a door nail). Roq passed away in 2009 breaking both of our

Randy & Hideko on Peter Island

When we set out we had many goals. To see the world and to get to know the places, the people and the politics that make up our rapidly shrinking planet. To develop complete self reliance and new skills in areas such as sail-craft, languages, cooking, 

diving and conservation among others. We also had a strong desire to visit the untouched parts of the world while they are still untouched. We have spent a great deal of time trying to understand the environment, how it is changing and what we can do to help. We have just begun the journey but already it has surprised us with unexpected challenges and insights.

Drop us a line at: ThePalauGuide@gmail.com
Read about our
One Year Departure Plan.

Roq at La Sagesse

Hearts. He  sailed half way around the world with us and we have left his photo blog, 1001 Places to Pee Before you Die, online here:  Roq’s Blog