This blog was originally set up to document a multi-year cruise we, a group of four friends, planned to take. The earlier posts document our experiences on a “test boat” we bought to learn to live aboard and to test how much we liked cruising. That boat, a 1989 Sabre 42, was sold, and we bought the “big boat,” a Hylas 54, in 2019. Over the next few seasons we cruised New England and the Caribbean before deciding not to continue on to Europe due to work commitments and other factors.
Q: What does the Sabre’s name, Le Saberage, mean? Is there any significance to shortening it to ‘Seb’?
A: Le Saberage is a technique for opening a bottle of champagne by cutting the top off with a sabre or sword. We thought it was a fun play on ‘Sabre’ and invoked a spirit of celebration. ‘Seb’ as the short name will be familiar to any fan of Formula 1 car racing. It’s the short name for ‘Sebastian’ and is used by competitors in referring to multiple world champion driver Sebastian Vettel. We are Formula 1 fans and dream about one day attending the Grand Prix of Monaco after a cross-Atlantic crossing on our own boat.