The Raven Log

The crew of sv Raven now on land.

26 September 2009 | San Carlos, MX
10 September 2009
05 September 2009
05 September 2009 | San Carlos, MX
11 August 2009 | Cheryl's Bag
09 August 2009 | Taos Solar Center
09 August 2009 | Taos Solar Center
08 August 2009
07 August 2009 | on the other side of the barbed-wire fence from our yard
07 August 2009
06 August 2009 | Our Wood Pile
05 August 2009 | Our Shoe Pile
01 August 2009
07 July 2009
07 July 2009
07 July 2009
07 July 2009
05 July 2009
03 July 2009


12 February 2009 | San Carlos, MX
"We are cold and wet and just want to get there! It is now sunrise and with the morning light, the landmark we have been looking for is now visible, 16 miles away.

The spectacular double rocky peaks of Las Tetas de Cabra (Teats of the Goat) have been guiding local fishermen home for hundreds of years. And today, pounding through eight foot seas with a cold north wind, Raven will soon be in the safety of Bahia San Carlos, our final destination.

In sixty-seven days Raven logged 1,832 nautical miles from El Salvador to San Carlos, Sonora Mexico. This trip is normally made in late May
or June when you have warm temperatures and the wind in your favor, but carefully watching our weather windows, got us here safely.

This is the last voyage on Raven that Scott will be making, as he is "swallowing the anchor" and moving ashore.

"As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts"
Herman Melville 1844

Howard Coberly,
crewing on s/v RAVEN"

The Raven Has Landed

08 February 2009 | San Carlos, MX
by Cheryl
After a quick refuel in Puerto Escondido and the last 35 miles of huge, rough, seas; Scott, Howard and Raven are back in San Carlos - Raven's final destination with us!

Now the clean up begins so Scott can be home for my birthday!!

Raven Has Left The Marina

04 February 2009
leaving Mazatlan behind

Raven Is Back In Mazatlan

29 January 2009
the harbor entrance at sunset


26 January 2009
by Crew Member Howard
The docklines were released at 1030 Saturday morning and the compass was pointed north. NORTH! Since leaving El Salvador we have been going west and WNW, but since rounding Cabo Corrientes, we are now headed north towards the Sea of Cortez.
Leaving the marina we weave through 42 boats that are
anchored off the town and see whales as we are approaching Punta Mita. The sea is calm as there is little wind and we are motor sailing into mild rolling swells. It is overcast and I have been wearing my windbreaker since the temperature is in the low eighties..... BRRRRRR!
We reached Mazatlan at 1700 local time making it a 35 hour passage, and are now in a slip at Marina Mazatlan.

100 Years

25 January 2009
by the Un-Heard
Scott has been gone, for, about, say, 100 years now. I just hope there is a better internet/Skype connection at the next place so we can say more than: "Can you hear me?" "Are you there?" "Hello?" " Hello?" "Can you hear me now?" "Now?""Now?"" Is there anybody out there?"....At least one of us gets to hear the others voice. Wha. Ha. Ha. Ha.
Vessel Name: Raven
Vessel Make/Model: Westsail 32
Hailing Port: Crested Butte, Colorado, USA
Crew: Capt'n Scott, Admiral Cheryl, Spirit Guide Hilo
About: Capt'n Scott - formerly responsible for the crews lives Cheryl - former Admiral, Chief Cook and Bottle Washer, etc., etc. Hilo - Spirit Guide & Protector (formally- Bug Catcher, Scarer of Birds, Lap Warmer, Provider of Unconditional Love (as long as his food bowl is full)
Westsails have an interesting history. They were designed after pilot boats, boats that were made very sturdy so they could spend hours in rough seas. They were over built with fiberglass so they are thicker than most fiberglass boats and are wider (beamier) than most other boats for their length [...]
Raven's Photos - (Main)
1 Photo
Raven anchored in San Marte, Baja, Mexico 1/08
1 Photo | 2 Sub-Albums
Created 25 May 2009
12 Photos
Created 23 September 2008
1 Photo | 3 Sub-Albums
Created 12 June 2008
1 Photo | 5 Sub-Albums
Created 13 March 2008
Yes,yes, yes we take a gazillion pictures of Hilo. We are told that's what you do when you don't have children to take a gazillion pictures of. I tried to keep it to just the sailing-type pictures of him but all you cat lovers won't care either way. Enjoy.
15 Photos
Created 7 October 2007
Finally! The inside is finished (well you know how boat projects are) so here we go inside our floating palace to share our surroundings with you. Enjoy.
10 Photos
Created 9 September 2007
Pictures of us actually sailing! We waited a long time for this. Day sails and our trips to Bahia San Pedro, Playa San Francisco and crossing over to the Baja side.
38 Photos
Created 9 September 2007
Life at mooring ball #28 San Carlos Marina, MX.
21 Photos
Created 9 September 2007

S/V RAVEN & HER CREW from 2004-2009

Who: Capt'n Scott, Admiral Cheryl, Spirit Guide Hilo
Port: Crested Butte, Colorado, USA
"God is happiest when his children are at play" - the Legend of Bagger Vance
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