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

Friday, March 3, 2017

A few photos from the crossing

Wifi is unbelievably slow, so photos will be slow in coming, but here are a few from our trip from the  Galapagos to French Polynesia.

hanging off the boat on a very slow day

keeping ourselves busy

bosun chair swinging, a favorite pastime

Fish Slayer

mid crossing


  1. Where are you guy's heading?

    I would love to meet you all if your heading into Australian waters. I have been watching your blog for a while now and you guys are part of my inspiration to buy a yacht.


  2. Amy, Mike and crew,
    Whew, so glad you safely made land. I loved the description you gave, It gave me a wonderful sense of appreciation of your effort. Hope wrist and burn are on the mend. Thinking of you all and big love from Oregon. We miss you.

  3. Amazing photo,
    Thank you for this post, really interesting! sailing cruises in san blas islands