North American Tour 2017-2019

From Portland, OR through Panama Canal to East Coast of USA and back via Caribbean, Panama Canal, and Hawaii

17 April 2018 | Grand Cayman, W. Caribbean
16 April 2018 | Grand Cayman, W. Caribbean
09 April 2018 | Grand Cayman, W. Caribbean
09 April 2018 | Grand Cayman, W. Caribbean
09 April 2018 | Approaching Grand Cayman, W. Caribbea n
07 April 2018 | Between Isla Providentia and Grand Cayman, W. Caribbea n
02 April 2018 | Southwest Caribbea n
31 March 2018 | Panama Canal
27 March 2018 | Panama Canal
25 March 2018 | Panama Canal
24 March 2018 | La Playita Marina, Panama
21 March 2018 | La Playita Marina, Panama
20 March 2018 | Las Perlas Islands, Panama
16 March 2018 | Las Perlas Islands, Panama
15 March 2018 | Las Perlas Islands, Panama
13 March 2018 | Las Perlas Islands, Panama
12 March 2018 | Las Perlas Islands, Panama
10 March 2018 | Las Perlas Islands, Panama
09 March 2018 | Las Perlas Islands, Panama
06 March 2018 | Panama City, Panama

Staging for crossing the Mighty Bahia de Tehuantepec

01 January 2018 | Huatulco, Mexico
George Stonecliffe
January 1st, 2018 we arrived at the Marina in Huatulco, the town known for staging boats to cross the Tehuantepec. Almost unexpected, winds up to 50 knots will whistle through the mountains on the isthmus in Mexico, and out on to the Pacific Ocean. Unsuspecting boats would find themselves in heavy seas, running for their lives. But forecasters can predict the high winds based on fronts that are crossing the mainland of the USA. So these winds come fiercely, and die quietly. Boats decide on staying terribly close to shore (60' depth line) so that there is no fetch, meaning the seas don't have space to build up by the time they reach your boat. A list of waypoints is provided. Some boats make a straight shot to cross the Bay, but this only saves 20 miles of distance. In the meantime we will re-fuel, check out the engine, change the oil, check the tranny ATF level, and be ready for the right weather. How is your first week of the new year shaping up? Cheers!
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Vessel Name: Julia Max
Vessel Make/Model: 45' Passport/Peterson Custom Ketch
Hailing Port: Portland, Oregon, USA
Crew: George and Sue Stonecliffe
About: Float Plan: July 1, 2017 Leave Portland, OR; head south along US West Coast; leave San Diego 10/29/17 with Baja Ha-ha Rally; go through Panama Canal 3/2018; Florida 6/2018; NYC and Rhode Island 7/2018; Chesapeake Bay 9/2018; Caribbean 11/2018; Panama Canal 3/2019; Hawaii 7/2019; home 10/2019
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