Sailing At Last

This is the tale of our journey to fulfill a passion of learning to sail and a dream to circumnavigate. Welcome Aboard At Last!

Profile of At Last and the Gorrell's

Who: Mark & Janet Gorrell
Port: Wickford, RI USA

Our Current Position

19 December 2013 | Westerly, RI
17 July 2013 | Mystic Shipyard, Mystic, CT
14 June 2013 | Summit North Marina, Bear, Delaware
04 June 2013 | Point Lookout Marina, Ridge, Maryland
21 May 2013 | Dunedin Municipal Marina, Dunedin, Florida
05 May 2013 | Bahia Mar Yachting Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
27 April 2013 | 22 56.8'N:073 02.0'W, Nearing the Exumas & Bahamas
23 April 2013 | 18 25'N:064 50'W, The BVI
13 April 2013 | Rodney Bay, St. Lucia
08 April 2013 | Admiralty Bay, Port Elizabeth, Bequia
04 April 2013 | Tobago Cays and Mustique, Grenadines
29 March 2013 | Port Louis Marina, St. George, Grenada
15 March 2013 | Port Louis Marina, St. George, Grenada
06 March 2013 | Between Salvador, Brazil and St. George, Grenada
05 March 2013 | Port Louis Marina, St. George's Harbor, Grenada
17 February 2013 | Terminal Nautico, Salvador, Brazil
04 February 2013 | 153 miles from Salvador Brazil, Atlantic Ocean
30 January 2013 | Island of St. Helena, Atlantic Ocean
29 January 2013 | 14 36.9'S:22 37.3'W, On the way to Brazil
20 January 2013 | 15 55.55'S:005 43.58'W, Jamestown, St. Helena

At Last Specifications

01 October 2011
Model-Hull No. / Year Island Packet 465-02 / 2008
Home Port Wickford, RI

Length overall (LOA) 48.75 Ft - 14.9 M
Length of deck (excluding sprit) 44.50 Ft - 13.6 M
Length at water line (LWL) 38.08 Ft - 11.6 M
Beam 14.33 Ft - 4.4 M
Draft 5.00 Ft - 1.5 M
Length of forestay (I) 57.17 Ft - 17.4 M
Distance from forestay to mast (J) 17.33 Ft - 5.3 M
Distance from boom to top of mast (P) 48.08 Ft - 14.7 M
Length of boom (E) 19.00 Ft - 5.8 M
Mast height above water line 62.00 Ft - 18.9 M
Mast height above water including WIFI antenna 64.75 Ft - 19.7 M
Distance from top of mast to deck 57.17 Ft - 17.4 M
Sail area Main 457.0 Ft2 - 42.4 M2
Sail area Jib 495.0 Ft2 - 46.0 M2
Sail area Stay Sail 170.0 Ft2 - 15.8 M2
Sail area Total 1,122.0 Ft2 - 104.2 M2
Sail area of asym spinnaker 1,440.0 Ft2 - 133.7 M2
Displacement (dry) 34,500 Lbs - 15,648 Kg
Ballast 12,000 Lbs - 5,443 Kg
Water tank 260 Gal - 985 L
Fuel tank 160 Gal - 606 L
Holding tank 55 Gal - 208 L
Hot water tank 11 Gal - 42 L
Max head room saloon 7.3 Ft - 2.2 M
Max head room elsewhere 6.5 Ft - 2.0 M
Disp/Length 279.0
SA/Disp 16.9
Ballast/Disp 0.35
STIX 53.0
Cabins/berths 3/7

At Last Outfitting

01 October 2011
At Last
Island Packet 465-02
Original Features and Added Options

See Island Packet Web Site for standard features and specs of the latest hulls

Roller Furling Mast w/ Vertical Batten Mainsail and Spare Halyard Led to Cockpit
VacuFlush Electric Heads with Tank Monitors
Frigoboat Keel Cooler Freezer and Refrigerator Systems
Raymarine ST-60 Knot/Depth/Wind Indicators Mounted in Seahood
SS Dorade Style Cowls (4) with SS Guards
Buff Ultraleather Fabric in Main Salon
Generator - MasPower 8KW (1,800 RPM) w/Sound Shield
Electric Winch Package:
(2) Primary Lewmar 54CEST 2-Speed Electric Winches, in lieu of std
(1) Cabin Top Lewmar 44CEST Winch, in lieu of std, Cockpit Controls
Muir "Cheetah 2500" Windlass, Reversible Electric w/Deck and Cockpit Controls
250' 3/8" Chain w/Swivel and Rope Safety Tail
Side Power 6.0 HP Bow Thruster with Joystick Control on Pedestal
Electrical Macerator Pump w/Valves for Overboard Discharge of Holding Tank
Cockpit Cushions - 2" Closed Cell Foam with Textaline Covers
Extendo Boom for Dinghy Launch/Retrieval
Removable Cocktail Table for Salon - Teak w/Oval and Star Inlay (Mounts Port or Starboard)
Varnished Teak Cockpit Table w/Fiddles and Hinged Leaves, in lieu of std
Upgrade Windlass to Double Gypsy with Deck Hawse Pipe and Deck Skid Plate
SSB Insulating Backstays

Raymarine Auto Pilot ST6002 Smart Pilot S3G Type 2 (44,000 lbs)
Full Function Smart Controller Wireless Autopilot Remote w/Charger Mounted at the Nav Station
Raymarine E120 Color Chart Plotter on Navpod w/RS125 WAAS GPS Sensor
Navionics Platinum Chart Cartridge w/3D Capabilities
4KW Radar Antenna Mast Mounted
Questus 24" Self-Leveling Gimbaled Mast Mount for 4kw Radar
Tri-Lens Radar Reflector Mast Mounted
JVC DVD/CD/MP3/With Sat Radio (XM or Sirius subscription required), Ipod ready w/2 Bose Salon Speakers, 2 Waterproof Cockpit Speakers
20" LCD Flat Screen TV w/Remote, Wall Mount, and DVD Player Aft Cabin
26" LCD Flat Screen TV w/Remote, Wall Mount, Marine Antenna Main Cabin
Raytech PC Software w/Single Display and Custom Connection at the Nav Station
Sirius Weather SR100 (Subscription required)
Masthead Windex
Compass Deviation and Card
Syrens WIFI ECAP-HP & Mast-Mounted Wi-Fi Antenna
Custom Nav Station Ethernet Connection to Wi-Fi Router
Raymarine AIS Receiver, VGA E120 to Salon TV, External Cable Connection with Hubbell Mount
ICOM 604 DSC VHF Radio w/Command Mic in Cockpit and Mast Mounted Hailer Horn
Icom Model 802 150-watt SSB with Automatic Antenna Tuner
Pactor II USB SSB modem w/ blue tooth
Iridium 9555 sat phone and external antenna
Magnum Inverter Charger 2812 and battery monitoring system for house batteries
8 Life Line AGM group 27 house batteries for 800 Ah total
Link 20 Dual Bank Battery Monitoring for engine and generator start batteries
Custom SS arch on stern - 2" reinforced tubing with integrated dinghy davits, antenna and lights
Solar panels - 3 Kyocera KD 135 for 405 total watts and MMPT controller and digital monitor
Wind generator - Southwest Wind Power Air Breeze generator and custom digital monitor
Water maker - Spectra Catalina 300 MkII modular compact water maker and monitor

Viking RescYou Pro 6 person canister life raft and custom arch mount
Lifesling 2, MOM8a, heaving line, Rescue Stik, Life Tag MOB Alarm
EBRIB - ACR Globalfix iPro 406 GPS RLB-36
PLB - ACR ResQlink 406 GPS PLB-375
PFDs - set of six Mustang/West Marine inflatables with harnesses, crotch straps, sea hoods, strobes, dual tethers, etc
Drogue/Warps, collision mat
Complete medical kit and ditch bags
USCG required safety equipment

Custom Full Enclosure with Horseshoe Glass & Screen Feature
Custom Dodger/Bimini with 1 1/4" Stainless Steel Bows, Connector and Boot
Sunbrella Supreme Dodger and Connector Window Covers
Pedestal and Wheel Cover
Custom Winch Covers x 4
Dodger snap flaps for lines into cockpit coming
Custom awnings for fore and aft decks

Additional 250' 3/8" Chain w/Swivel and Rope Safety Tail & Chain Stopper on Teak Block
Double Auto Anchor Chain Rode Counters
53# Stainless Steel Manson Swivel Plow 8501396
66# Stainless Steel Lewmar Claw
Kong Anchor Swivels x 2
Spare Fortress 35# anchor, 20' 3/8" chain, 200' of 8 plaite nylon rode

Flag Blue Hull Awl Grip G5002/F5014
Air Conditioning with Reverse Cycle Heat (3-unit, 18k, 12k, 9k BTU and custom woodworking)
PSS Dripless Shaft Seal
Speed Seal Life Impeller covers for engine and generator
Shaft Shark
IPY Mast Cover
IPY Chrome Step Plates for toe rail x3
IPY Port Screens x 13
Peek a boo port shades
Teak and Stainless screens and vents for dorade cowls interior
Custom bed covers, pillow, shams for all cabins
Speaker Volume Control in Cockpit
Deck Wash down system
Spreader Halyard with Shroud Cleats (Single)
Hot water tank bypass system
12-volt Plugs x 6
Edson Motor Mount for Outboard Motor
Max-Prop Feathering Prop
Lewmar Folding Leather Wheel
Reverso Oil Change System for engine
(5) 12v Hella Turbo Fans
Forespar LCLC 12-22 UTS-UTR Whisker Pole w/Mast Track, Car, Lift System, Deck Chock
Complete Asymmetrical Running Rigging Set-up
Clutch Stoppers (2) on mast for spinnaker
UK Halsey Asymmetrical Spinnaker 1440 sq ft and rigging
ATN Spinnaker Sock
ATN Spinnaker Tacker
Boom Brake
Vessel Name: At Last
Vessel Make/Model: Island Packet 465-02
Hailing Port: Wickford, RI USA
Crew: Mark & Janet Gorrell
Hi, We have been sailing for more than twelve years, chartering in the BVI, Leeward Islands, Chesapeake, and Florida. We completed many US Sailing certifications. We have been saling At Last for the last four years in New England between Nantucket and NYC. Mark has crewed on deliveries to St. [...]
For those of you who know Mark, you would agree that he is a very conservative and risk adverse person and one who suffers terribly from motion sickness. So, you must be wondering how he could give up the security of a wonderful job to sail around the world, especially in this economy. Well, [...]
Home Page:
At Last's Photos - Main
Back in the US and heading home
1 Photo | 2 Sub-Albums
Created 3 June 2013
Our time in Marigot Bay, Rodney Bay and other photo albums commemorating our trip
1 Photo | 4 Sub-Albums
Created 19 April 2013
Stops in Grenada and the Grenadines
1 Photo | 4 Sub-Albums
Created 28 March 2013
Carnival and Old Town in Salvador
25 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 17 February 2013
Photos of this unique and friendly island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean
18 Photos
Created 16 February 2013
The pictures from our stops in Richard's Bay, Durban, St. Francis and Cape Town.
1 Photo | 4 Sub-Albums
Created 14 December 2012
Halloween party and a visit to a volcano
21 Photos
Created 23 November 2012
Our time in Mauritius
46 Photos
Created 23 November 2012
Our visit to the atoll of Cocos Keeling, Australia
23 Photos
Created 21 October 2012
35 Photos
Created 18 September 2012
Our time in Mackay, Cairns and Darwin Australia
1 Photo | 3 Sub-Albums
Created 5 September 2012
Our time in Port Resolution, Dillon's Bay and Port Vila
43 Photos
Created 17 July 2012
Our time in Denarau and Musket Cove, Fiji
20 Photos
Created 6 July 2012
Our visit to Vava'u Tonga
56 Photos
Created 21 June 2012
The Islands of Suwarrow and American Samoa
27 Photos
Created 8 June 2012
1 Photo | 4 Sub-Albums
Created 29 April 2012
26 Photos
Created 29 April 2012
This gallery include the passage from the Galapagos and photos from Hiva-Oa, Oa-Pou and Nuku Hiva
1 Photo | 3 Sub-Albums
Created 11 April 2012
These are pictures of the passage to the Galapagos and our experience on the islands of San Cristobal, Isabella and Santa Cruz
2 Photos | 4 Sub-Albums
Created 2 March 2012
Here are photos of the passage to Panama, the San Blas Islands, the transit through the canal and events yet to come.
11 Photos | 6 Sub-Albums
Created 22 January 2012
A compendium of pix of our various excursions around St Lucia
5 Photos | 2 Sub-Albums
Created 6 January 2012
These are pictures from the last of the Leeward Islands.
25 Photos
Created 19 December 2011
Photos of Terre-De-Haut, an island part of Les Saintes southeast of Guadeloupe.
13 Photos
Created 18 December 2011
Here are more photos of English Harbour taken form At Last as we left Antigua for Guadeloupe
10 Photos
Created 16 December 2011
These are the pictures of our passage from Antigua through our stay on Guadeloupe
28 Photos
Created 16 December 2011
These are photos of Admiral Nelson's Dockyard and our trek to the top of Shirley Heights overlooking English Harbor
42 Photos
Created 13 December 2011
Here are some photos of the islands as we were leaving Nevis, passing Montserrat and arriving at Antigua. A pleasant 50 mile motor sail into 10 knot head winds. I took a nap for 90 minutes. Blogging keeps me up late at night.
15 Photos
Created 13 December 2011
Pictures of Nevis
14 Photos
Created 11 December 2011
These are pix of Saba, Statia and St Kitts as we passed by them to sail to Nevis
18 Photos
Created 11 December 2011
Pictures of his homes and yacht on the island as we passed headed for Anguilla
11 Photos
Created 5 December 2011
7 Photos
Created 2 December 2011
Some of the photos of the passage that hit the cutting room floor
27 Photos
Created 22 November 2011
These are pictures of some of the results of the recent outfitting for the trip
8 Photos
Created 19 October 2011
These were taken last year sailing in Long Island Sound by Yacht-Shots. My colleagues at Baystate Health were kind enough to have three copies of one these photos printed and framed for me as a going away gift. A large one for home, one for the boat and one for my desk. Very Special!
7 Photos
Created 19 October 2011
This is a compilation of photos taken over the first four years of cruising on At Last in Naragansett Bay and Long Island Sound with close friends, family and the Cruising Club of New England, a wonderful group of sailors.
55 Photos
Created 1 October 2011
At Last is painted in January of 2008
4 Photos
Created 1 October 2011
At last is delivered, commissioned and has its maiden voyage just in time to be in the 2007 Newport Boat Show
6 Photos
Created 1 October 2011
These are pictures of the layout of the IP 465 and the interior of At Last
12 Photos
Created 1 October 2011

Profile of At Last and the Gorrell's

Who: Mark & Janet Gorrell
Port: Wickford, RI USA

Our Current Position