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Capt Suz & Tybee Rowe sail the SOBX of North Carolina~

20 June 2020 | Hammocks Beach State Park, NC
23 October 2019 | Peletier Creek, NC
19 July 2019 | Peletier Creek, NC
12 October 2018
08 October 2018 | Emerald Isle and Fort Macon, Bogue Banks, NC
08 October 2017 | Emerald Isle, NC
08 August 2017 | Bogue Inlet to Shackleford Banks, North Carolina's Crystal Coast
13 February 2017 | Sparrow
08 May 2016 | Beaufort, NC Maritime Museum Wooden Boat Show & Plein Air Competition
17 April 2016 | New River, Jacksonville, NC
04 September 2015 | MHC, NC
21 June 2015 | Crystal Coast - NC
21 April 2015 | New River, Jacksonville, NC
07 April 2015 | envoyage from MHC to Jacksonville, NC
20 August 2014 | Morehead City, North Carolina
30 May 2014 | Morehead City, NC
28 March 2014 | Russel's Boat Yard, MHC-NC
27 March 2014 | Morehead City, NC
11 January 2014 | Cedar Point, NC

Legacy passes Down

06 June 2010 | Great Lakes to Carolina Coast
captain's daughter
I knew this day would come, and that didn't make it any easier. Upon my weekly conversation with my elderly father, whom is saddled with caretaker of my mom's alzheimers, we spoke of inevitable plans of passing down the Wallace family treasure~ their beloved Bayfield 32C "Aries".
My father and mother's love of the water started a family legacy of spending the summers as camp counselor's and water safety all of us 5 kids were ducklings. With a growing family, they knew a canoe would just not be big enough for their 'water dreams' and 5 swabs weighing the boat down. So they decided to utilize their own natural resources and bought their first small sailboat. Over the years, as most sailors do, the boats got bigger and the knowledge gained grew until Dad was using his skills for profit on other people's boats and reaping the financial benefit in support of a sailing addiction. As the wooden sailing vessels got bigger, the voyages got longer and the kids began moving on. Being the youngest of the 5, I witnessed a lifetime of sailing adventures before I was 18, so it only logical that I follow in my father's footsteps and began a professional sailing instructor career as well. As my own life began taking off, my parents knew their retirement from 37 years in the public school/university system as a teacher/professor/coach and 10 years as an LPN at Kaiser Hospital was eminent. They sold their John Alden, Malabar Jr. 32' marconi rig sloop built of oak, teak and mahogany, the 'VIKING' and had their first and only fiberglas boat built in Canada.
Vessel Name: IVORY BELLE _/)
Vessel Make/Model: Penobscot 17' gunter rig pulling boat
Hailing Port: Swansboro, NC, USA
Crew: Capt Suz & Tybee Rowe
About: Tybee Rowe is a newbie to the sailing scene, we're hoping he'll take to it. As for me, the seas in my veins & my tradition remains~
a lifetime of boats: 11' cat-rigged Penquin 16' Hobie catamaran DN Iceboat 26' Seafarer sloop 41' Corinthian trimaran (liveaboard) 23' San Juan sloop 23' Venture of Newport cutter 17' O'Day daysailor Native Watercraft Kayak 14' Hobie catamaran 14' Hilu proa Mistral Windsurfer 17' NC [...]
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IVORY BELLE _/)'s Photos - Main
Decided to attempt to put together a collage of all the "beautiful swimmers" I've had the privilege to sail upon~ _/)
7 Photos
Created 20 January 2022
1 Photo
Created 17 October 2018
5 Photos
Created 8 August 2017
The SPARROW's mission is two-fold: to document for beauty and science.
7 Photos
Created 4 September 2015
This album will be dedicated to all the MANY projects the SPARROW and I have encountered in bringing her back up to a "beautiful swimmer" status~
4 Photos
Created 4 September 2015
Highlights from the Voyages of the Sparrow
4 Photos
Created 27 September 2013
s/v SPARROW enVoyage
12 Photos
Created 12 September 2013