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






Sunday, January 15, 2017

Panama Canal Transit, January 15, 2017


We are busily prepping the boat for a Panama Canal transit later this afternoon.  I don't know how exciting it will be to watch (or even if we will be visible depending on the boat configuration in the locks), but we transit about 4pm Eastern Standard Time (incidentally that is also Panama time which is often synonymous with Island Time).  As I told my mother, "don't rearrange your day to watch, but if you are online and interested maybe you can keep your browser open to the page". Panama Canal WebCam 

We will be transiting the Gatun Locks today and after a night in the lake, we will transit the other two locks tomorrow early afternoon. Vessel information for Pelagic This link should show our instantaneous position via our AIS (Automatic Identification System). We have two line handlers on board that we met from other boats, a traveler from Russia and one from Hungary. The canal requires 4 line handlers not including the Captain.  We will also have a pilot on board, so it will be busy aboard Pelagic. We hope to have an enjoyable, uneventful crossing.  Keep your fingers crossed for us!