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Good Jibes: Cruising in Tune Together, With Kimberly Paternoster and David Parker

Welcome to Good Jibes, Episode #46. This week’s host, Moe Roddy, chats with Kimberly Paternoster and David Parker about the sailing couple’s shared love of music, cooking, and cruising the world together. Kimberly has been sailing since she bought her first boat in 2003 and is said to be the only woman who’s ever righted an AC45. David has raced for over 25 years, including multiple Rolex Big Boat Series wins and two podium finishes in the Pacific Cup.

Kimberley Paternoster
At minute 22:42, Kimberly and David talk about buying their barge in Amsterdam.
© 2022 Kimberley Paternoster

Hear what it takes to live full-time on your boat; how to work from anywhere while cruising; about sailing lessons they learned from cooking and music; about the boats they love the most; and where they’re off to next. This episode covers everything from finding your sailing soulmate to racing tips.

Here’s a small sample of what went on in this episode:

  • How did Kimberly and David meet?
  • Where did they study music?
  • What did Kimberly do in the Pac Cup?
  • How did Kimberly and David make their decision to cruise full-time?
  • Where are they off to first?
  • What do they do in their sailing community today?
  • Did Kimberly use to ride a hot-rod motorcycle?
  • Short Tacks: What advice do Kimberly and David have for dropping everything and going cruising?

Learn more about Kimberly and David at, and

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