Family Has Been Sailing Around The World Non-Stop For 9 Years

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The Gifford family left their home in Washington in 2008 to sail around the world. They have not stopped since. We met up with them in the summer of 2016 in Noank, Connecticut to learn their story and to see how they all live on a 47-foot sailboat.

Follow the Giffords on their journey.

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