Viki Moore

My name is Viki. I live in Christchurch, New Zealand and I have been sailing since I was eight years old in a little pink Optimist.


I bought my yacht Wildwood – a Young 88 keelboat about 12 years ago, and I have had lots of great adventures on her, racing and cruising around Lyttelton, Banks Peninsula and the Marlborough Sounds.

Ever since I can remember, I have dreamed about travelling and sailing around the world.

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Andrew Herriott

Andrew started sailing in Sydney and raced around Sydney Harbour, Pittwater and deliveries up and down the East Coast of Australia. He had a break from sailing when he came to New Zealand until he met me and got back in to it again! He is now co-skipper of Wildwood and bowman on Flying Machine, which he helps sail in various race campaigns around New Zealand.

Flying along!

Sailing Qualifications & Skills

  • Board Member, Rear Commodore Keelboats of Naval Point Club Lyttelton 2014 – 2016
  • Vice Commodore Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club
  • MRROC (VHF) Operator certificate
  • Boatmaster
  • Amazing Bowman
  • Winner Young 88 South Island Champs 2014, 2015, 2017
  • Winner Canterbury Keelboat Champs – Presidents Cup 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Winner Corinthian division Young 88 Nationals Auckland 2014
  • Splicing
  • Fantastic at fixing things
  • Great fisherman
  • Brilliant cook
  • PADI Open Water Diver
  • Meteorology paper, Canterbury Aero Club

Work With Us

With a following of over 4000 people from all over the world, and extended networks through local sailing and cruising clubs and international social media channels, we are experienced social influencers and can provide many opportunities for you to promote your boating related products on our blog.

Sponsorship – Put your logo on a sail, or provide a piece of equipment for the boat, we are open to suggestions and can offer various solutions – advertising or photographs in blog posts, updates on our social media channels, links to your website, mentions in magazine articles etc.

Reviews – We are happy to trial and review your boating or travel related products. Accompanied by photographs and commentary about the product. We can also feature the product in our YouTube clips and on all our social media channels. You can use the review on your website like Shady Face sun shades has done here, and we can write Amazon reviews as well.

Links within posts – Add a link to your specific product or business to one of our existing posts – Our Christmas gift ideas list is a good example.

Magazine Articles – our sailing and adventure travel related articles are being published in various magazines around the world. Bring us to your part of the globe and we will write about our experiences, and provide TripAdvisor reports, Facebook and Twitter feeds on the trip and YouTube clips of the experience as well.

Advertising – anything from a one off post on our Facebook and Twitter page, through to a regular banner on our website.

Please enquire for more details.

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27 thoughts on “About

  1. Thanks for liking my recent post on The Covey Letter. Looks like you’re going sailing!! Hang in there, you cannot plan too much, but I believe you can wait and wait and wait if too cautious.
    A voyage should never be begun when your bank account is topped off and life is in perfect order. Better that your life ashore and afloat be marginally miserable and you not know for certain where the next deposit is coming from. Makes the journey so much more interesting if you ask me.
    Do you have “World Sailing Routes” by Jimmy Cornell? Recomended reading.
    Cap’n Bob

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    • Great advice! I have just finished reading World Cruising Planner by Jimmy Cornell. Wonderful resource. Will definitely buy his other books.
      Thanks for visiting my site 🙂


  2. Hi Vicki, nice to meet you. Wow! What a fabulous dream you have. And the courage to go for what you want. I’ll be checking our your blog – we’ll be in NZ in January, my second visit, Don’s first.
    Thank you for following our blog. I hope you enjoy the stories of our journey, both inner and outer. And do please feel free to join the conversation.
    Cheers, and happy sailing


  3. Hi Viki,
    What a wonderful dream you have. If I wasn’t sea-sick I would probably have the same dream but for now I am more around-the-world-trip-on-foot kind of dreamer 🙂

    I just saw that you started following my blog. Thank you. It really makes me happy 🙂
    As promised (and if you are interested), you can receive a postcard from me. Just click on the button on my home page (so I know where to send it :)) http://offtowanderland.com/

    Cheers from Sweden ❤ Myriam


  4. Hi 🙂

    Really love your blog ❤

    I am thinking of moving from wordpress.com to a self-hosted wordpress but sadly I will lose the WordPress Reader and my followers :/
    So if you still like my stories ( I hope you do :)), could you please sign-up via mail?
    My new sign-up link : http://eepurl.com/WPz5H

    Thank you so very much and I hope to hear from you soon

    Myriam @OffToWanderland


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    Sterling Hayden

    To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm
    foundation of financial unrest. Otherwise you are doomed to a routine
    traverse, the kind known to yachtsmen who play with their boats at
    sea, “cruising” it is called. voyaging belongs to the wanderers of the
    world, those who cannot, or will not, fit in.

    If you are contemplating a voyage and you have the means, abandon the
    venture until your fortunes change. Only then will you know what the
    sea is all about.

    “I’ve always wanted to sail the south seas, but I can’t afford it.”
    What these men can’t afford is not to go. They are enmeshed in the
    cancerous discipline of security, and in the worship of security we
    fling our lives beneath the wheels of routine. But we are brainwashed
    by our economic system until we end up in a tomb beneath a pyramid of
    time payments: mortgages, prosperity, gadgets, playthings that divert
    our attention from the sheer idiocy of the charade. The years thunder
    by,. The dreams of youth grow dim where they lie cracked in the dust
    on the shelves of patience. Before we know it, the tomb is sealed.

    Where then lies the answer? In choice! Which shall it be, bankruptcy
    of purse, or bankruptcy of life.?


  8. Viki,

    Thank you for deciding to follow our blog, Bimini Dream.

    I’ve gone very quickly through your website here, and I see you are working on plans to sail around the world. We, meanwhile, are working on plans to sail out of North America’s Chesapeake Bay.

    Yours is the more ambitious set of plans, I think, and it makes me all the more grateful that someone with your experience would be interested in a couple of middle-aged beginners like us. 🙂

    It might be years before my wife and I work up to leaving our own east coast behind us. But I expect that what you’ve put into Astrolabe Sailing will be very helpful to us in the future, wherever our abilities take us.

    Safe sailing,


    • Thanks Mike! All the best with your plans and adventures too. I love following sailing blogs and am motivated by how many people are on the same path as us! The Chesapeake sounds like an amazing place and we would love to visit there one day. Will keep in touch!

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