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

Final Departure Plans

22 May 2014 | St. Helen's, Oregon
We are firming up our departure plans, including our crew. You just can't put anyone on a sailboat and say, "hey, let's go take a little overnight trip on the Pacific Ocean." Finding the right people - people who happen to have the time and inclination to do such a crazy thing as get in a small boat on the ocean - isn't easy. In a surprise late addition, my wife Kathleen has decided to go along for the entire passage. Our mechanic, Adam, will be going along from Astoria to Port Angeles. Friend Dar may join us for the River cruise on day 1. Our fourth member is Jack, who's a kayaking enthusiast, will go all the way from St. Helens and also hop off in Port Angeles. Kathleen and I will take Wilparina the final leg up to Orcas Island.

I installed a "new" used life raft. One last chore is to create a "ditch bag" for the crew in case of emergency. All our lighting is working now. The new wind instrumentation and new depth sounder are in. I got out the Jack Lines. Installed the lee cloths. Will continue to rig for sea.

We are still set to depart St. Helens on the 28th.

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