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
Monday, August 17, 2015
We are now in the middle of the North Atlantic ocean being equally 860 from Newfoundland and also Ireland. At this point we are closer to Greenland than our destination. It took us 6 days to get here so we expect to arrive in Galway, Ireland in about another 6 days. The weather has been terrible with rain, fog and 50F degree air temp. We often run with the radar on and the fog closed in about 40' around the boat. We haven't seen a single ship but did hear one low flying prop airplane pass over this morning. The only good thing is that the 20-28kts of wind has all been on the stern which is pushing us along at 7-8 knots. I have only run the engine for about 5 hours in the last 6 days. Our forecast for the next 6-7 days is also quite good. No gales are predicted and we should have tail winds all the way into Galway. We are getting lotsa sleep and eating well. However, I'm really looking forward to getting the boat into a marina, securing everything on deck, flicking off the switches on the electrical panel, then proceeding to a local Irish pub for a pint of Guiness.