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

Almost ready to leave New Zealand

22 April 2015 | Opua, NZ
This picture helps me visualize the 3700 miles we need to go to get to Hawaii. I show Tabuaeran which is Fanning Island. If it works, we'll stop there but if we are on a good course, we may not even stop there. Tonga is another possibility if needed but not planning it right now.

Opua, NZ has been a good last stop. The Marina held a package for us for over a month, there's a rally leaving from here so there's seminars and get togethers that we can attend. Provisioning is a slight more difficult but not impossible. The two marine supply stores here are good for the boat's needs.

We will remember New Zealand for old and new friends. We got to see two couples and a third boat that we last saw in 1990 in American Samoa! As one of our last blogs mentioned, it was fun to meet Toby who was involved in the 1988 America's Cup. We've enjoyed meals with locals and getting to know other boats here for the season.

We took a car to Cape Reinga, the farthest north of the North Island and saw the massive sand dunes of 90 Mile Beach. We saw the huge Kauri trees of the West coast and bussed our way from Tauranga to Wellington so we've seen most of the North Island. Due to repairs and waiting out Cyclone Pam and other storms, we didn't have time for the South Island but we feel we know it better just from hearing about it during our 4-5 months here.

So the next blog will be from Hawaii, Lord Willing, without too much drama.
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 [...]