MEET THE FLEET
tionary engineer, and Pamela They met while doing tours Halford, a CPA, as crew. "I've of duty flying helicopters owned the boat for just over a in Iraq. Liveaboards for year, and it sounds like it will 10 years, the couple have be fun to be part of the Ha-Ha lived aboard their current group. My Island Packet is a boat for seven years, and motorsailer, and we're heading are now ready to cruise. to Corpus Christi, Texas." Or Their big question is how what's left of it. much wine they can stuff into the microwave. Wildfire — Vagabond 47 "We're going to point Gary Wills Volare south and not let up San Francisco until it gets warm." That Gary, 56, a machinist, and usually happens on the Mary, his significant other second day of the second 'Volare' who's an international flight leg of the Ha-Ha. attendant, loved the Ha-Ha the The two are looking to meet likefirst time they did it in 2003. "It's time minded folks, and are dog- friendly — to go again!" they say. It will be the third and responsible dog owners — who plan Ha-Ha for the boat. to stay in Mexico after the Ha-Ha. Voyager — Island Packet SP W Dana Armstrong Channel Islands Dana, 69, a retired truck driver, will have friends Steve Onderko, 55, a sta-
*Westy Westy — Beneteau Idylle 10.5 Jason Haase and April Bottoman-Hasse Seattle Jason, 38, and his wife April are both
retired architects. They'll be sailing with their 8-year-old son Aksel on one of the coveted kid boats. The motivation for two 38-year-olds to drop out of architect life can be found in their appreciation of the quote by John Steinbeck from many years ago: "The slaves of today are not driven with whips, but with schedules." "Our boat lists slightly to port because of Aksel's Pokemon collection. Naturally, we're looking to meet up with other 'kid boats'. We're going to keep sailing west until we end up back in Seattle." — richard 'Westy' / tim
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The November 2017 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.