sandpiper pac cup 2012

15 July 2012 | Oakland Yacht Club
13 July 2012 | Oakland Yacht Club G2
09 July 2012 | San Fransico Bay
07 July 2012 | 42 02'N, 125 27'W
05 July 2012
05 July 2012 | Somewhere off the coast of Washington
04 July 2012 | Cape Flattery
04 July 2012 | Shilshole, Seattle
04 July 2012 | Shilshole, Seattle
28 June 2012 | Seattle, WA

Sandpiper Comfortably Moored at OYC

15 July 2012 | Oakland Yacht Club
Sandpiper Crew
Staff and members at the Oakland Yacht Club have been wonderfully accommodating and gracious hosts during our week long stay here. Great camaraderie, hot showers, good food and cold beer. It doesn't get any better.

Final Week of Prep in Port

13 July 2012 | Oakland Yacht Club G2
Sandpiper Crew
Making our last minute preparations in Port prior to the big race. Dougie demonstrating his new found leather sewing skills.

Sailing Under the Gate

09 July 2012 | San Fransico Bay
Sandpiper Crew
Peasey bringing us safely into our first port of call.

Freshening Breeze

07 July 2012 | 42 02'N, 125 27'W
Sandpiper Crew
After the winds picked up to 30 knots, Jeff noticed loosened lazy jacks and wanted to get the work done before happy hour. The worst part was Jeff's battle with a too tight climbing harness.

Fresh Fish for Dinner

05 July 2012
Sandpiper Crew
Tommie's fish fed us for two days. The first night was delicious fish tacos and the second night was Davey's famous fish curry.

First Bounty of the Sea

05 July 2012 | Somewhere off the coast of Washington
Sandpiper Crew
Our first day out on the Pacific Ocean yielded a 15 pound Bodega Tuna after Tommie spend the day dragging his hand lines behind the boat.

First Sunset

04 July 2012 | Cape Flattery
Sandpiper Crew
After about 18 hours of motoring through the Straight of Juan De Fuca, we were rewarded with a magnificent sunset.

Motoring Away

04 July 2012 | Shilshole, Seattle
Sandpiper Crew
Pulling away from the docks.......

Leaving Port

04 July 2012 | Shilshole, Seattle
Sandpiper Crew
The Sandpiper Crew ready for the voyage down to San Francisco.

Setting Up The Blog

28 June 2012 | Seattle, WA
Jeff (Sunny and Warm in Honolulu)
Alrighty then! The blogging site for the intrepid Sandpipers is now up and running. We wanted to set up this site so we can communicate with our loved ones and share the adventure, terror, trials, tribulations, tedium, and beauty of our trip from the West Coast to Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

Sandpiper is taking part in the 2012 Pacific Cup. Davey-O was talked into this crazy idea over libations at the George and Dragon. Like all great ideas, it sounded really great at the time. Davey-O may have changed his tune since that fateful night almost two years ago.

Installments from the haul out will be uploaded in the next few days.

The departure date for SF is less than a week away. Davey-O and the Seattle crew are busting their humps with the last minute preparations. I will be joining the crew early Monday morning (7/2/12). We are planning an extremely early departure on 7/3/12 to catch the large outgoing tide.

Welcome! We look forward to sharing all of this with you. Expect TMI, ranting, and wordiness.

Aloha,

Pooch - the slacker in Hawaii that gets to fly in, get on the boat and take off. It is important to give these guys something to complain about. I humbly accept that role.
Vessel Name: Sandpiper
Vessel Make/Model: Lafitte 44
Hailing Port: Seattle, Wa.
Crew: David, Jeff, Doug, Aaron, Thomas, and Randy
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Who: David, Jeff, Doug, Aaron, Thomas, and Randy
Port: Seattle, Wa.