— SAILING TO SUNNIER LATITUDES ing his travels with the help of paying crew. Crew: Mike Boväng, Marijke Schoenmaker, Nina Kronberg, Chris Bolling, Acko Schager Cruise Plans: On to Hawaii and Micronesia Cleo II — Hans Christian 34 Robert Tinus, San Francisco Occupation: treasurer Quote: "I'm impatient and excited to enter my own boat, having enjoyed my participation last year as crew member aboard Firefly." Crew: Craig Eneboe, Paul Friedman, Jen Nurse Cruise Plans: Uncertain August Moon — Bavaria 42 Russ Alfreds & Doreen Thibault Vancouver, BC Occupations: both are sales reps Quote: "Party on, dude. It is what it is." Cruise Plans: None
Oops. Apparently the 'Tara' crew thought that nylon rectangle we sent them was a bath towel rather than a burgee to fly from their rigging.
ma, Colombia and Costa Rica. Crew: Tammy Woodmansee, Susan Tolle, Mark Bryan Cruise Plans: Several years cruising Mexico Go for Broke — Hawaii Steel 55 Stephen Arnold, Honolulu, HI Occupation: honeybee specialist Noteworthy: This boat was singlehandedly circumnavigated by her builder, a Japanese American who volunteered to fight in WWII campaigns in Europe, and later in Korea and Vietnam. Crew: Lynn Stokes (captain) Cruise Plans: Several months of cruising and boatwork in Mexico Journey — CT-54 Dick & Tami Schubert, Alameda Occupations: Dick, consultant; Tami, administrator Noteworthy: They say their dream of cruising started 35 years ago. Now, after years of living aboard and working on Journey, they're finally ready. Crew: Patrick McKenna, Sandy & Charlie Percival Cruise Plans: Continue cruising
Hawaiian Sol — Beneteau 58 Les & Debs Cross Wailea, HI Occupations: Les, CEO; Debs, audiologist Noteworthy: This is San Diego's first (and perhaps only) Beneteau Oceanis 58; recognizable at sea by her turtle spinnaker. Crew: Bunny & Lake (captain) Rickolt; Cruise Plans: A few weeks of cruising, then home again Good News — Islander Freeport 41 Thomas & Hannah MacDonald Portland, OR Occupations: both are long-haul truck drivers Quote: "God, give me a dream that allows me to fly, and the faith to pursue it no matter how high." Cruise Plans: Base at La Paz Jennifer — Beneteau Oceanis 500 Lars Hässler, Stockholm, SWE Occupation: former lawyer, adventurer Noteworthy: A circumnavigator and author, Lars has sailed the world aboard this boat for more than 20 years, financ-
The 'August Moon' crew are rarin' to go.
Minnie Maru — Hunter 34 Bill Hinkle, Oxnard Occupation: attorney Noteworthy: Three generations of Hinkles will be aboard Minnie Maru. Crew: Paul & Ryan (16) Hinkle, Mikey Flynn Cruise Plans: Possibly to La Paz or bash back home Knuckle Dragger — Hunter 38 Bob Craig, Portland, OR Occupation: brewpub owner (ret) Noteworthy: Knuckle Dragger is named after Bob's favorite brew, a strong pale ale he produces. Crew: Mike Hustman Cruise Plans: Sea of Cortez
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