Rob and Karen Oberg are an Australian couple from Ipswich in Queensland who were over the 9 to 5 world and intent on pursuing their dreams of exploring the world under sail. After working hard towards laying the financial base to buy a yacht and embark on their great adventure, the tentacles of the Global Financial Crisis combined with record natural disasters in Queensland to stall the real estate market they were relying on to fund their dream. This is the story of how they refused to let the dream die. Rather than give up, they decided ‘Stuff it. Let’s go sailing anyway.’
To kick start their new life they sailed as crew with other cruisers. It all began in June 2011, sailing around the north of Australia through Indonesia to Bali where they joined a ketch to Borneo and on to Malaysia before racing in the King’s Cup Regatta in Thailand. This is the story of how they did it, the places they travelled, the people met and their experiences as crew, both good and bad.