I’m going to wait to post this until we are actually headed out to sea, but the plan is to leave Sunday morning and point north. We hope to have a weather window that will get us all the way to NYC. Right now there is a low sitting off of Cape Hatteras and call us chicken, but we are going to wait one more day until it passes. The forecast is for light winds our first day, but then 3 or 4 days of good southerly winds and along with the gulf stream, we hope to have a pretty fast passage. It all looks good on paper, but when we get out there it often looks nothing like the forecast, so we will cross our fingers take our mecclazine and hope for the best. We feel pretty lucky we aren’t along the Pacific coast of Mexico now trying to get north like several boats we know. The water on that side is substantially warmer than it is over here, which is just an invitation for a friendly hurricane.
The following pages chronicle the journey of the sailing vessel Pelagic and her crew. We are a family of 5; Michael, Amy, Zander, Porter and Anakena, taking our 42' Hallberg Rassy as far as we can comfortably go in three years. We left Oregon in September 2014, participated in the 2014 Baja Haha, continued on through the Panama Canal, into the Caribbean, up the coast of the US to Maritime Canada and from there crossed the Atlantic. After an arrival in Ireland we toured Scotland, then sailed down to France, Portugal and on to Morocco. In January of 2016 we slowed down considerably and enrolled the kids in a local Spanish school in Sanlucar de Guadiana for a few months. In the spring of 2016 we crossed the Atlantic towards the Caribbean. We are now in the Pacific, officially on our way home, albeit via a very circuitous path. We are currently in French Polynesia and looking at weather windows to Hawaii before finally making landfall back in the Pacific Northwest.
Currently our exact location is not available. Our spot coverage will pick us back up in Hawaii towards the end of May, 2017.
Our favorite sailing quote:
"If anythings gonna happen, it's gonna happen out there boss!" Captain Ron