S/V Adventure

Follow the O'Neil family, sailing in their Catalina 42, on their 2-year sabbatical to see the Pacific coast of the US, Mexico, and Central America, Galapagos, the South Pacific, and New Zealand.

08 June 2012 | Home
05 June 2012 | 100 miles to the Farallons!
02 June 2012 | 475 miles off the coast
31 May 2012 | 579 miles to go
30 May 2012 | 694 miles to go
30 May 2012 | 800 miles to go
29 May 2012 | 915 miles off California
28 May 2012 | Past halfway between Hawaii and SF
27 May 2012 | Past halfway between Hawaii and SF
26 May 2012 | Halfway between Hawaii and SF
24 May 2012 | Middle of the Pacific Ocean
23 May 2012 | Middle of the Pacific Ocean
22 May 2012 | Middle of the Pacific Ocean
21 May 2012 | Middle of the Pacific Ocean
20 May 2012 | Pacific Gyre
16 May 2012 | Pacific Gyre
16 May 2012 | Pacific
18 September 2011 | Home
07 September 2011 | Crossing the southern tip of the big island
05 September 2011 | Pacific

Top 10 Reasons to Sail < 1 Knot

28 January 2008 | Pacific Ocean near Guatamala
Kathy
Top 10 Reasons to Sail Less than One Knot (written on our 5-day trip from Mexico to El Salvador)
10. To annoy your children.
9. Add a sinker to your tolling line and catch bottom fish.
8. Light up the Barbeque to cook the rock fish you caught.
7. No hurried or tricky maneuvers to retrieve a man overboard. The victim will keep up with the boat for hours by simply floating.
6. Snorkel around your boat to observe the reef ecosystem that's growing there.
5. Don't save your dangerous jobs for when you're tied to a dock. Now's the time to climb the mast to fix your rigging or tackle that through-hole problem.
4. To take the edge off the boredom, get out the dominoes and set them on end in a trail around your deck, into the cockpit, down the entry hatch and into the salon. Set a piece of meat near the first domino and watch with wonder as a frigate alights upon the treat and sets off the domino chain. If you don't have dominos, build a house of cards.
3. Paint a wall and watch it dry.
2. Time to get creative with cooking. Whip up a soufflé or other types of delicate foods that fall flat if jostled.
1. The number one reason to sail less than one knot: To let our buddy-boat, Alaya, catch up!
Comments
Vessel Name: Adventure
Vessel Make/Model: Catalina 42
Hailing Port: Marina Bay, Richmond CA
Crew: The O'Neil Family
About: Sean (Captain and Line Man) Kathy (Helmswoman and Cook) Tara - 12 years old at trip start, Casey - 11 years old at trip start (Crew and Students)
Extra: We're on a three-year sabbatical from the daily grind to see the Pacific coast of the US, Mexico, Central America and the South Pacific and stopping at New Zealand.

S/V Adventure

Who: The O'Neil Family
Port: Marina Bay, Richmond CA