Huzzah Cruising the Northwest

09 August 2018
01 August 2018
27 July 2018
25 July 2018 | Gorge Harbour, BC
20 July 2018 | Prideaux Haven
19 July 2018 | Desolation Sound
18 July 2018 | Desolation Sound
17 July 2018 | Squirrel Cove, BC
12 July 2018
09 July 2018
06 July 2018
25 August 2017 | Roscoe Bay
24 August 2017 | Tenedos Bay, Desolation Sound
21 August 2017 | Tenedos Bay, BC
20 August 2017 | Tenedos Bay, BC
22 June 2017 | Passage to Pacific Northwest
20 June 2017 | Passage to Pacific Northwest
18 June 2017 | Passage to Pacific Northwest

Water Torture - Passage days 10 & 11

16 June 2017 | Passage to Pacific Northwest
After a rainy day and light wind sailing, we capped yesterday (June 10th)) off with Mahi for dinner before starting up the D-Sail and motoring through the windless night. We knew it was the calm before the next low, so we didn't mind. Now, less than 900 miles from the Straits of Jaun de Fuca, we're sailing fast again at 8.8 knots with 25 kts of wind on the beam. We've done this so many times, and it's my favorite point of sail. I'm always in awe of the power of the wind and the seas, and how Huzzah seems to effortlessly handle these conditions. Today however, we're in the North Pacific being pummeled by large waves and intense rain. Our rain gear is soaked thru, our hands are cold, our gloves soaked to the point of being useless. We can see our breath when we exhale; the cabin is 58 and wet. The cockpit is even worse as the wind blows the rain and sea spray sideways under the dodger and bimini. Okay - enough said. This morning we attached our clear side curtain aft of the dodger which has been a tremendous help. In stark contrast to our world of the past 18 months, this is simply dreadful. We haven't seen the sun in three days, and I quietly wonder if we will again over the remaining week of our trip. So why am I'm sailing Huzzah into this torment of rain and cold you ask? Family; it trumps everything else. Oh how I hope we have one of those special NW summers this year. My Grandson's and I are counting on it! Gerry & Crew of Huzzah
Vessel Name: Huzzah
Vessel Make/Model: Jeanneau 45.2 built in '99 for the BVI Charter fleet. Purchased in 2011 in Seattle, and began an extensive re-fit.
Hailing Port: Gig Harbor, WA
Crew: Gerry & Jody Gilbert
About: Retired professionals living the dream. Gerry & friends do the ocean passages, wife Jody & the kids fly in for the cruising. Departed the PNW for Mexico & So. Pacific September 2015, Returned to Gig Harbor July 2017 .
Huzzah \(ˌ)hə-ˈzä\ : an exclamation of joy, applause, appreciation — or shout of acclaim. Huzzah may be categorized with such interjections as hoorah and hooray. According to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), in the 17th and 18th centuries it was identified as a sailor's cheer or [...]
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