Heartsong III | Hylas 54From January 1998 to March 2004 Liza and Alan Farrow-Gillespie of Dallas, Texas, completed a two-person sailing circumnavigation — their lifetime dream. These pages chronicle the trip.

All told, Heartsong III sailed about 37,000 miles. She crossed three oceans (Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic) and made landfall on six continents (all except Antarctica) and 55 countries or island groups.  During the trip, about 20,000 people from 57 countries followed the website.

The F-Gs have resumed land life in Dallas.  Liza is an attorney and partner with Farrow-Gillespie & Heath, LLP.  Alan is an anesthesiologist and Director of Pediatric Pain Management at Children’s Health Medical Center of Dallas.  The hardest part about returning to work is having to wear city shoes.

Heartsong III is with new owners.  It’s all very sad, but inevitable really.  Thank you for your interest.

Liza's Log

About the Boat

Flags

Here are lists and discussions of the flags Heartsong III carried during the circumnavigation. Primary Flag — Stars and Stripes According to international maritime law, a yacht must fly from the stern an easily visible Read more…

Videos

At Anchor in Thailand (Video)

In Phong Gnong Bay, near Phuket, Thailand, we drove the dinghy around the boat at sunset for a 360-degree look at both her and her beautiful surroundings.

Voyaging Life

Cruising Vanuatu

Vanuatu Cruising Notes from August 2001 (Partial) **IMPORTANT NOTE: The information below is NOT intended to be complete, but rather is selective, opinionated, and reflects our own particular experience at the time.** Entry and Exit Read more…

Voyaging Life

Cruising Fiji

Fiji Cruising Notes: June-July 2001 **IMPORTANT NOTE: The information below is NOT intended to be complete, but rather is selective, opinionated, and reflects our own particular experience at the time.** Entry Entry ports for Fiji Read more…

Voyaging Life

Cruising New Zealand

We spent about 18 months in New Zealand, cruising and land-traveling.  It is a paradise on earth.  Here is some information that was current as of 2001. **IMPORTANT NOTE: The information below is NOT intended Read more…

About the Boat

Logbook Statistics to Date

Statistics from the Logbook: June 1998 through December 2000 From departure until January 1, 2001, Heartsong III sailed 12,000 miles and visited 70 different ports (some more than once) and 17 different countries or island groups.  We Read more…

Voyaging Life

Landlubber FAQ

Okay you lubbers — and you know who you are.  Here are answers to questions we get all the time.   (This page was written in Auckand, New Zealand, in 2000.) 1.  What has been the Read more…