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

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Getting close

Hello, We are 119nm from Ireland. The wind has died so we are motoring the last leg into port. We should arrive in Kilronan in the Aran Islands around 0900 GMT tomorrow the 23rd. 12 days at sea! A very fast crossing of the Atlantic Ocean but a cold, foggy and rainy passage from Trepassy, Newfoundland. Average temp was 51F and winds around 25kts. After a rest and exploration of the Aran Islands we will sail for Galway and arrive the afternoon of the 24th. All the best, Captn Mike