Helios Aweigh

Sailing in the Salish Sea of Washington and British Columbia

29 July 2016 | Turtle Bay, Inner Broken Islands group, Barkley Sound, British Columbia
04 January 2016 | Wollochet Bay outstation
12 October 2015 | TYC Wollochet Outstation
26 March 2015 | Tacoma
09 August 2014 | Pender Harbour
30 June 2014 | TYC Wollochet Outstation
22 June 2014 | Tacoma
16 June 2014 | Public dock Gig Harbor
11 June 2014 | Tacoma & Bainbridge Island
11 June 2014 | Breakwater Marina
20 April 2014 | TYC Wollochet Outstation
08 April 2014 | Poulsbo
07 April 2014 | Poulsbo, WA
29 March 2014 | Tacoma, WA

Winter Update

26 March 2015 | Tacoma
Bruce - sunshine 60
We were out on Helios for three day weekends in October and November, with both trips being close to home. We went up to Des Moines in October over the Columbus Day weekend and the TYC Oro Bay Outstation on Anderson Island on the Veterans Day weekend. December and January were busy months and Helios didn't get away from the dock, although we managed to squeeze in a week in Hawaii. February saw a couple of trips to Oro Bay one with sails and one without. We took the sails up to the North Sails loft in Seattle and had them cleaned by Clean Sails, and then the stitching taken care of where needed. Linda decided it was time for new sail covers, and we have Belina working on that, and currently waiting for me to get the sails back on, so the final measurements can be taken. We are planning on taking Helios out Easter weekend, just not sure where, so it will be weather dependent.
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Vessel Name: Helios
Vessel Make/Model: 2008 Manta MkIV 42' catamaran
Hailing Port: Tacoma, WA
Crew: Bruce & Linda Kilen
About: We were born and raised in the State of Washington, and worked in the banking field. Bruce bought his first sailboat in the early 80's and is currently sailing his 4th. He has a 50 ton Captain's License. They met in 1997, married in 1999. They had Helios built as their retirement boat.
Extra: We sail in Washington and British Columbia. In a couple of years we will sail to Alaska and the following year to Mexico www.heliosaweigh.com (our website)
Helios's Photos - Main
Wollochet Outstation
2 Photos
Created 17 January 2016
At Citadel Marine in Tacoma for bottom paint and repairs.
7 Photos
Created 26 June 2014
Paxton (grandson) & Vern with Grandpa in Poulsbo
5 Photos
Created 26 June 2014
Sailing Rally from TYC to Wollochet Outstation
2 Photos
Created 21 June 2014