PUDDLE JUMP RECAP "We took a southern route: First to the Galapagos, then down to Easter Island, on to Pitcarin Island, and entered French Polynesia through the Gambiers. Not a welltraveled route, but well worth the extra miles." — Robin & Michelle Bendall Warrior, 50’ custom sloop
hand steering the whole way or turning back. — Luke Tornatzky, Mike Ward & Lyon Omohundro Thin Wolf, KP 44
"Life is pretty simple at sea. It is much more complicated in port. Everything went according to plan. The wish list includes new sails, newer engine, bigger boat, refrigeration, more power to run the radar, a watermaker and sundry other nice-to-haves, but not at the cost of staying home to pay the bills." — Scott, Mary, Timothy & Finn Malone Whisper, Tartan 37 "We hit 10.2 knots in the middle of one night: Devon was on watch and she woke me up with, 'Hey dad we're doing over 10 knots.' It's amazing how quickly you can get on deck." — Ivan, Cheryl & Devon Orgee, Carlee Graveson, Alan Ross Thumbs Up, Catalina 42
Aboard 'Sisiutl' every crew member is subpoenaed before King Neptune at the equator — even the ship's cat.
"We spotted giant manta rays (at San Benedicto Island), blue whales, dolphins and millions of flying fish. Had to clear the decks almost daily of squid and flying fish. We had almost complete solitude on the crossing — sighted only one other boat. There was indescribable euphoria when we successfully completed our Pacific crossing." — Tim & Ruth Henning Victory Cat, Seawind 38 cat
"Thankfully, this was an exceptionally uneventful and nice passage. Maybe I should go back and read my blog entries and see if it really was as nice as we remember!" — Rob & Teresa Sicade Yohelah, Baba 40 "The most amazing memory of this passage was my first ever sighting of a perfect rainbow at midnight under the light of a full moon. The rainbow was to starboard and the moon to port. It was awesome! — Mike & Sue Powell Yaraandoo II, 40’ Naut Forty
MORE SAVINGS! MORE FUN! You are invited to our Open House on August 22nd from 11am-4pm
Stop by and meet our staff, mingle with our members and take a free sail on one of our fleet boats.
Take off any of the below courses* or take advantage of our 3 Class Package
For information on August 2009 ASA sailing classes and our unlimited-sailing membership, visit
(101,103 & 104) at
Basic Keelboat (101) - $595 Aug 1,2,8 Aug 3,4,5 Aug 2,8,9 Aug 5,6,7 Aug 9,15,16 Aug 10,11,12
Basic Coastal Cruising (103) - $795 Aug 8,9,15 Aug 10,11,12 Aug 19,20,21 Aug 22,23,29 Sept 12,13,19 Sept 16,17,18
Bareboat Chartering (104) - $995 August 9,15,16 August 26,27,28 Sept 13,19,20 Sept 20,26,27 Sept 27 & Oct 3,4 Sept 30 & Oct 1,2 American Sailing Association
Tradewinds Sailing School and Club More Experience. More Time on the Water. More Fun. 2580 Spinnaker Way, Richmond, CA 94804, (510) 232-7999 Page 112 •
• August, 2009
The August 2009 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.