Welcome to Siudzinski KatieKat

Joe Siudzinski is a retired engineering director, a life-long multihull sailor on San Francisco Bay, and now the owner of a Seawind 1000 cruising catamaran named KatieKat. Joe and his wife Kathy are recording their open-ended cruise from Sydney (Australia) on this website. The cruise so far has covered the entire east coast of Australia (including Tasmania) in 2000-2002, New Caledonia in 2000, the sail to New Zealand via Lord Howe Island in late 2002, some coastal cruising and touring of New Zealand in 2003, the passage to Fiji, the Fiji MiniCruise, the passage to New Caledonia, the revisit of New Caledonia, the 'interesting' passage from New Caledonia to Australia in late 2003, and the Australian coastal cruising and inland touristing in 2004. In August 2004, KatieKat was shipped to Vancouver, British Columbia. After a very brief Fall British Columbia cruise and sitting out the winter in Washington State, KatieKat spent 2005 wandering through British Columbia and SouthEast Alaska, including Glacier Bay. In September 2005, Joe and Kathy sailed KatieKat down the northwest US coast home to San Francisco Bay. Joe and Kathy resumed cruising in October, 2006, sailed down the California coast to Baja California, then spent the winter sailing down to Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta and then back up, exploring the Sea of Cortez. After "Baja Bashing" up the coast to Southern California in April 2007 and a summer break to have the boat lengthened in San Diego, Joe and Kathy sailed home and arrived in San Francisco Bay on 1 September, 2007. Sadly for us, we were unable to resume our cruising lifestyle and KatieKat was sold in December, 2012. You are cordially invited to visit this chronology.

(Click on small photos or underlined text to see details)

[JoeKathy KatieKat Sydney Opera House] [KatieKat Anchored Brisbane River] [KatieKat Anchored Kuto Bay] [KatieKat Anchored Lizard Island] [KatieKat Sailing in front of Sydney Opera House] [KatieKat Tied to boats at Constitution Dock]
2000
Delivery
Sea Trials
Sydney
2000
Brisbane
Queensland
2000
Kuto Bay
Isle of Pines
New Caledonia
2001
Lizard Island
Great Barrier Reef
Northern QLD
2002
Opera House
Sydney
2002
Constitution Dock
Hobart
Tasmania
[KatieKat Anchored Lord Howe Island] [Sky Tower in background, KatieKat aft deck in foreground] [Mount Maunganui, KatieKat aft deck in foreground] [KatieKat Anchored Waya Island, Fiji] [Amedee Lighthouse Sunrise] [Lady Musgrave Lagoon]
2002
Lord Howe Island
Tasman Sea
2003
Auckland
New Zealand
2003
Mount Maunganui
New Zealand
2003
Waya Island
Fiji
2003
Amedee Lighthouse
New Caledonia
2004
Lady Musgrave
Lagoon
Great Barrier Reef
[KatieKat on Dockwise Ship] [Chatterbox Falls Princess Louisa Inlet British Columbia] [KatieKat Glacier Bay] [Golden Gate Bridge] [KatieKat on cover of Multihulls Magazine] [KatieKat racing]
2004
Brisbane, Australia
to Vancouver,
British Columbia
2004
Chatterbox Falls
Princess Louisa Inlet
British Columbia
2005
Glacier Bay
Alaska
2005
Arriving Home
Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco Bay
2006
Multihulls Magazine
March/April 2006
Cover Photo
2006
SingleHanded
Farallones Race
[San Francisco in background] [Aft quarter view anchored] [Sunrise KatieKat anchored] [Detail of Extended Transom] [Sailing by Catalina Island towing SeaCycle] [Kathy on foredeck approaching Golden Gate Bridge]
2006
Leaving Home
San Francisco
October
2006
Start Baja Ha-Ha
Photo Lat38 Annie
San Diego
2006
Bahia Santa Maria
Baja California
Mexico
2007
Transom Extension
San Diego
California
2007
Catalina Island
California
2007
Arriving Home Again
Golden Gate Bridge
September

31 December, 2012 - We are sad to announce that our cruising life on KatieKat will not be continuing, and that KatieKat has been sold. Here's the final update: 2012

KatieKat WEBSITE WEBPAGECONTENTSLAST UPDATED
This HomePageYou're looking at it31 Dec., 2012
Cruise Index<--- Complete KatieKat Cruise Chronology Index31 Dec., 2012
Passages IndexIndex to KatieKat's Offshore Passages7 June, 2004
KatieKat FAQFrequently Asked Questions4 Aug., 2011
KatieKat The CatDetails of our Seawind 10008 Nov., 2007
Para-Anchoring IndexIndex of our Para-Anchor and Drogue Deployments12 June, 2004
Signs IndexIndex of all the silly Sign writeups26 June, 2004
Seawind to the Farallones1999 Doublehanded Farallones Race29 Sept., 2000
Telstar to AlaskaJoe's Singlehanded 1998 Trimaran Cruise12 Oct., 2001
Sea StoriesJoe's Old Sailing Sea Stories30 Dec., 2008
Kathy and JoeWedding photo and hiking Milford Track10 April, 2000
Joe's Sailing Photo GalleryChronological review of Joe's sailing life28 April, 2002
Joe's Vehicle GalleryChronology of Joe's old cars and motorcycles1 Dec., 2007
Kathy's KornerNot to be outdone, these are Kathy's interests13 April, 2000

UNSPONSORED LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
Seawind Catamarans, builders of KatieKat
Seawind Catamaran Owners Association, a California-based non-factory owners group
http://www.telstarowners.org, the US Telstar Owners website for Joe's trailerable cruising tri
American Shark Association, the daysailing/racing catamaran Joe's owned since 1967
SeaCycle, our yellow pedal-powered catamaran we call BikeBoat
GPSNavX, the wonderful full-featured Macintosh chart nav program
Adagio, Steve and Dorothy Darden's cat cruising site - our paths have been crossing since 2000
InstantWeb, the very reliable hosts for this website

DISCLAIMER
Neither Joe nor Kathy has any financial association with Seawind Catamarans - we're just happy owners of a Seawind 1000.

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