Sailing with Celestial's Tripp

We are a Tripp 47 racing boat turned cruiser that we bought in Maine in 2009. We sailed it through the Panama Canal and up to Seattle then back to Mexico and over to Hawaii in 2012.

29 April 2020 | mazatlan
08 January 2020 | Punta Mita
08 January 2020 | Bahia Santa Maria
14 December 2019 | Ensenada
14 December 2019 | Guillermo's yard, Ensenada
14 December 2019 | Ensenada
14 November 2019 | Ensenada enada
27 February 2019
27 February 2019
27 February 2019
27 February 2019 | Punta Mida and beyond
27 February 2019 | San Jose del Cabo
04 February 2019 | Baja
04 February 2019 | Ensenada
27 January 2019 | Barra de Navidad
09 August 2016 | Shearwater on Denny Island, CA
09 August 2016 | Klemtu, CA

Road trip to Cape Reinga

11 January 2015 | Opua, NZ
D/a bit more sunshine
We have been in NZ for a month now. It is green and tons to see. We rented a car with our friends off Slowride and enjoyed the Kauri Forests which Larry Nelson off Panta Rhei said were a 'must see'. Took a car ferry up the western side to get to Cape Reinga, a bit of a trip but worth seeing. I put some pictures in the gallery also. The sand dunes are also amazing--you feel like you're in a true desert, not NZ. Went for a nice hike to the Aria-Te-Uru Reserve looking out to the West side of the North Island. Filling the car up for $122 was a bit painful, glad we were sharing it with another couple.

The town of Russell had a tall ship race so we did a 1 hour dinghy ride to watch them and enjoyed the Russell Boating Club afterwards. Another hike to the top of hill to see the Flagstaff with quite the history when a treaty was signed in the 1800s.,_New_Zealand

We had our exhaust elbow wear out again so we waited two weeks to get a new one. Now we'll finally leave Opua to explore the Bay of Islands and go down to Whangarei.
Vessel Name: Celestial
Vessel Make/Model: Tripp 47
Hailing Port: Mere Point, Maine
Crew: Scott and Donna Hansen
About: On our first boat in 1977 Scott said, "One day I'd like to sail around the world." We did that from 1988 to 1996 on a J-36. Now we own our 4th boat, a Tripp 47 'Celestial' that we are retiring on.
We sailed from Maine in 2009 to Panama, up to Seattle, back down to Mexico and over to Hawaii in 2012. 2013 we went to NZ, Aust. and the South Pacific returning to Hawaii in 2015. In 2016 we sailed to Alaska and back to the Northwest. We kept our boat in Portland until April 2018 when Scott and [...]