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Jan
26
2013

East Coast Sailing: Dispatch 19

Friday, 4/13/12: Charleston, SC We needed to decide whether to continue heading down the ICW or go outside into the Atlantic. Unlike much of the coast north of here, South Carolina and Georgia both have lots of places (about every 20 – 35 NM) that are safe to duck into to get to more protected […]

Aug
4
2009

Dispatch 18: Home at Last (and some statistics)

Dispatch 18 sent 8/4/09 (Pt Townsend!): I picked Paul up in Port Townsend yesterday. He and crew arrived Sunday night around 9 pm. It took them 24 days to get from Kaua’i to Pt Townsend. The weather was generally benign for most of the passage, other than a few days with light to no wind, […]

Jul
25
2009

Dispatch 17: The Home Stretch

Dispatch 17 sent 7/25/09: They’re really in the home stretch now: less than 1,000 nm from Cape Flattery! Paul thinks they will arrive in Port Townsend on 8/2. More on their arrival date at the end of this dispatch. Sam caught a couple of tunas a few days out of Kaua’i, so he has maintained […]

Jul
13
2009

Dispatch 16: The Voyage Home Begins

Dispatch 16 sent 7/13/09 (Kaua’i enroute to Pt Townsend): Paul, Sam, and Paul B left Nawiliwili Harbor on Kaua’i on Friday, 7/10, at 7am Hawaiian time (3 hours earlier than Pacific time, and 6 hours earlier than Eastern Time). Paul and Sam are fine, and Paul B is still getting used to the watch schedule […]

Jun
24
2009

Dispatch 14: Hawaiian Landfall

Dispatch 14 sent 6/24 (Maui): Landfall at last! Paul and Sam got to Kahului Harbor on Maui about 20 minutes ago, around 7:15 pm (1915) Hawaii time, or 2215 here on Vashon (Pacific Time). They are anchored out and customs will give Paul instructions about how to clear in when they open in the morning, […]

Jun
16
2009

Dispatch 13: …Port of Entry: Maui?

Dispatch 13 sent 6/16 : Paul and Sam are now less than 900 miles from Hilo, and at their present rate, they may arrive in Hilo about 6/24 or 6/25. They are screaming along at 7.3 knots, and the wind is predicted to continue in the 15-18 knot range at least for the next 3 […]

Jun
10
2009

Dispatch 12: Voyaging to Hawaii (continued)

Dispatch 12 sent 6/10/09 (voyaging to Hawaii): Paul and Sam are now by my very rough calculation about 615 nm from Baja and have about 1235 nm to go in order to get to their landfall at Hilo. They left on 6/3, so have been gone exactly a week. Paul thinks they will arrive around […]

Jun
8
2009

Dispatch 11: Hawaii or bust!

Dispatch 11 sent 6/8/09 (La Paz to Cabo and heading to Hawaii): As many of you know, Oksana and I are home on Vashon, having flown from La Paz to Seattle through LAX. (And I have a story to tell on myself about that…..) Paul is continuing on with one crew member, Sam, an energetic […]

Mar
29
2009

Dispatch 2: Heading toward SF

Dispatch 2 sent 3/29/09 (off the West Coast heading toward San Francisco): Paul, Guillaume, and Rick continue to bash their way toward San Francisco. Paul called this morning (as he does every morning) with a position report, and they were about 180 nautical miles WNW of San Francisco. It has certainly been challenging for all […]

Mar
23
2009

Dispatch 1: The Voyage Begins

Dispatch 1 sent 3/23/09 (Seattle to San Francisco): Dear family and friends, Paul is heading out on his latest sailing adventure, Seattle-San Francisco-San Diego-Los Cabos-Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California)-Hawaii-Seattle, and expects to be home by mid-August. We hope that this time, three times is a charm (those new to this list may not know […]