North American Tour 2017-2019

From Portland, OR through Panama Canal to East Coast of USA and back via Caribbean, Panama Canal, Golfito to Victoria, BC and home

29 August 2019 | Astoria, Oregon
10 June 2019 | Friday Harbor, WA
06 June 2019 | Nanaimo, BC, Canada
20 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
19 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
18 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
14 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
10 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
07 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
04 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
02 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
23 April 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
23 April 2019 | Pt. Burica, Costa Rica
22 April 2019 | Pt. Burica, Costa Rica
18 April 2019 | Puerto Armuelles, Panama
16 April 2019 | Isla Coliba, Panama
10 April 2019 | La Playita Marina, Panama
04 April 2019 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama
27 March 2019 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama
26 March 2019 | Western Caribbean Passage

Sailing in Panama Bay

16 March 2018 | Las Perlas Islands, Panama
George Stonecliffe
This morning we weighed anchor, and set sail for Mogo Mogo Island, one of The Survivor TV Show settings. Winds were N14-18, perfect for a day's sail. We started with a single reef in the Jib and the Main Sail, and a full Mizzen Sail. But for most of the sail we had the full Jib out, single-reefed Main sail, and full Mizzen. We tacked once. The boat was going from 4.0 to 7.0 with fine adjustments to the sails. There was virtually no need to move the rudder, the boat was so well balanced. It was great fun to be sharing this with our friends from Portland and Seattle. It was a four hour sail, with one tack. After anchoring near Mogo Mogo, we dinghied over to the island and snorkeled for awhile. Seeing some large fish, made it spectacular. But there were things in the water that got the best of Sue, stinging her in several places. So we sounded the retreat, and returned to Julia Max for vinegar treatment, fresh water shower, and so forth. Next time she may wear a light weight body suit.
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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 12/2018; Panama Canal 3/2019; home 6/2019
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