- The voyage had three legs: Anacortes
to Neah Bay, Neah Bay to the anchorage in Drakes Bay behind Pt.
Reyes, and the short hop from Drakes Bay to San Francisco Bay.
- We motor-sailed (black line)
from Anacortes to Neah Bay and the first 14 hours of leg two, when
the forecast offshore winds were finally encountered. For the next 4
days, propulsion was sail power alone (red line). The very light
winds close to shore near Pt. Arena put us back in the motor-sailing
- The longest 24 hr run under sail was
180 nautical miles, an average of 7.5 knots. Eleven hours of this
was under double reefed main and staysail. During the 12 am - 3 am
watch on this day, the anemometer readings were consistently in the
35-41 knot range.
- Shipping traffic was light
offshore. For 2 1/2 days, no sightings of other boats, ships, or
fishing vessels were made.
- More details about each leg are
given on other pages.
to Neah Bay
Bay to Drakes Bay
Bay to San Francisco Bay