Photo by Dani Machado
Leaving Catalina we had an ideal weather window so we just kept going, arriving in Pillar Point Harbor 6pm Thursday, just 50 hours (and 36 gal of diesel) from Catalina. Cold starry nights, whales, dolphins, other floaty things with fins, flat calm mostly – hope Lee is as lucky on Morning Star. We could have done without the military helicopter in the Channel Islands harassing us without telling us why or responding to our call on 16 or that hard, clanky thing we hit halfway across Monterey Bay (couldn’t see it but sure heard it), but otherwise the trip couldn’t have been nicer.
Back again this year is Gregory Saramite with his 21′ Pogo2, Libra.
Don Martin will sail his Wyliecat 30 across the pond.
The only multihull in the race will be Rainbow, sailed (comfortably) by Cliff Shaw, a recidivist transpacker.
Carliane Johnson will sail her Freedom 38, Kynntana to Hanalei Bay on June 23, 2018.
Here is Bill Meanley upon arrival in Hanalei Bay, 2016. He is currently sailing up the coast with his wife.
From the horse’s mouth, via the SSS Forum…
This from Lee Johnson s/v Morning Star
Philippe Jamotte has kept the club apprised of his learning experience since January 2016, before he bought his Olsen 30 and moved it to the Santa Cruz harbor. Along the way, SSS members have offered recommendations and hands-on assistance. Read about his preparations here: