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

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Photos from the crossing

Leaving Cape Verde, French Guiana or bust!

First Dorado in over a year

obligatory message in a bottle

morning search for flying fish on the deck

mid Atlantic wash down 

Happiness is finding a bag of chocolate in the bottom of the freezer from Xmas

hanging off the swim platform on a calmer sea day

more cooling down on the swim platform

We made it!  French Guiana.


  1. Hi pelagic, it's Tina from seahorse v we spent some time with you 2 Christmases ago in mazatlan, we were with Velvet Sky, to hear your recommendations. We sailed to peurto Rico and we are home for 6 months, however Steve is leaving tomorrow to move the boat to Florida with a couple buddies. This way we can begin the next leg in October from Disney. We heard from Velvet sky you loved Spain and also put the children in school there. By the way Cartagena is a treasure, we absolutely loved it and thanks for pointing us in that direction. We may go straight back down and back to Cartagena and spend a few months there before we park at linton when we come back for another 6. Kind of up in the air right now, but we would love to hear any suggestions you may have. Take care Tina, Steve, Billy and grace