Purchase Tickets to Awards Dinner in Nawiliwili – July 14th time TBD

Hi folks, you may buy your guest tickets here for the awards banquet in Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii on July 14th.  The time and menu are TBD, but it promises to be something yummy.  Choose “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” if you do not wish to log into a PayPal account.  If your guest name is not obvious by your e-mail or paypal account, kindly send instructions to seller with the name that should be added to the guest list.

Thank you!!


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Lee Johnson “can’t ‘freakin wait!”

Lee Johnson arrives Monday via the Oakland Airport. Morning Star is already here, and he described her arrival under the Golden Gate Bridge as “glorious”. It was 3 am, the bridge was lit up, the sky was clear and it was becoming light as they approached the Alameda Marina. Lee thanked the Race Committee for arranging with vessel traffic so no freighters or container ships impeded the way. You are welcome, Lee. Glad to be of service. Only the best for our singlehanders.

Double Espresso – sub 2 weeks!


It’s been a wonderful process learning to sail Double Espresso and getting ready for the 2018 SHTP. I’ve received a lot of help from the SSS and the sailing community at large, for which I’m truly thankful. And now … the starting line has shown her smiling face, gleaming with promises.

I hear that there will be hard moments, tears will be shed; that there will be moments of pure happiness, tears will be shed again; that there may be pain, tears will be shed again. And it may rain too washing it all out. I wonder if all tears taste the same or the source they spring from flavor each drop. Would a tear of joy taste sweeter?

With less than 2 weeks until race start I’ve been looking at the weather to see if something stabilizes out there. So far the EPAC High seems to be all over the place. Numerous cold fronts have been moving in. Cut off lows are moving out. Hurricanes are forming South of us. Through all of that I’ll have to find a path to get to Hawaii. I don’t know how they do it but Navigators have my respect; how they can take all the available information and gamble a winning route is something close to sorcery.

I wish all the virgin racers to have the time of their life and to those who’ve been there before to again find what they’re looking for.

Fair winds.


Aloha Luncheon at CYC – June 22, 2018 Noon Register and Pay by Tues. 6/12

Purchase tickets by Tuesday, June 12.

Come wish the 2018 racers well as they prepare to depart on the epic race. Luncheon will begin at noon at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Tiburon on Friday June 22. Guest list is due by June 12 and you must purchase your ticket in advance. The venue is unfortunately unable to accommodate walk-ins so we must have you on the list. The luncheon will feature a chef prepared buffet with salads, your choice of wild salmon, chicken breast, or penne pasta, and sides, a dessert, and tea/coffee. A bartender will be on hand for all other no-host drinks. The cost is $50.00 per person. You may register using this link:

To pay with credit card, check out using “Pay without a PayPal account.” Guest names are needed, but apparently the link does not provide the opportunity to include notes. You may send an e-mail to or feel free to contact if you have any questions.
Thank you!