Wilparina - Go With the Wind

Sailing the Salish Sea

08 July 2014 | Orcas Island, Washington
21 June 2014 | On Dry Land
14 June 2014 | West Sound, Orcas Island
13 June 2014 | West Sound, Orcas Island, Washington
08 June 2014 | Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, Washington
06 June 2014 | Roche Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington
03 June 2014 | Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, Washington
22 May 2014 | St. Helen's, Oregon
17 May 2014 | St. Helens, Oregon
28 April 2014 | St. Helen's, Oregon
09 March 2014 | St. Helen's, Oregon
04 April 2012 | In the Marina
08 March 2012 | Same ol' Marina
12 February 2012 | Tomahawk Bay Marina
05 February 2012 | Same ol' Marina
17 January 2012 | Tomahawk Bay Marina
08 January 2012 | Tomahawk Bay Marina
02 January 2012 | Same ol' Marina
30 November 2011 | Slip 40
29 November 2011 | Slip 40

Out on the Water - Test Sail

28 April 2014 | St. Helen's, Oregon
After a few months of being in the midst of repairs, and also ugly winter weather, we got Wilparina out on the Columbia last Saturday. My buddy, Yoga Jim, came along to help out. It took us a couple of hours of hard work to shake out the new rigging. We removed the genoa from the roller furler, and raised the yankee instead. Then rigged up the staysail, and the main with new Jiffy reefing lines. Once we got out on the water, brought her up in the wind, she heeled slightly in the 10 to 15 knot breeze, and sailed like a dream.

We still have a few more repairs and parts of order. We'll complete the installation of the external LED lighting soon. Our mechanic and Boat Guru, Adam Stansbeary, owner of Kodiak Marine, is helping to lead the way, helping with trouble-shooting electrical connections. He was up the mast last week.

We are scheduled to depart for Astoria and then the San Juan's the week of 18 May.
Vessel Name: Wilparina
Vessel Make/Model: Tayana 37 Cutter
Hailing Port: Portland, Oregon
Crew: Doug and Kathleen Verigin
Kathleen and Doug bought Wilparina in April of 2011 with a vision of accomplishing some long-distance cruising. It's taken over three years, and the project was almost abandoned, but at last, the boat is sailing again. Here's a journal of our adventures. [...]

Wilparina Sailing Again

Who: Doug and Kathleen Verigin
Port: Portland, Oregon