The Illahee: 1970-1972

In 1970, Libby and I went to the Marina Del Rey in Los Angelas, California to purchase the 45′ (well she was actually 56′ overall with the bowsprit) William Garden design built by Albert Seidl in Vancouver, BC Canada. She was built out of yellow cedar on oak frames and named the Illahee, which in …

Voyage from Guam to Woleai March 2013

In March 2013, my crew and I finalized our plans and preparations for our trip to Woleai. Woleai is a small island atoll, part of Yap in Micronesia. It is 360 miles Southeast of Yap, but is 360 miles south of Guam, making for an ideal sail from Guam with our consistent tradewinds. It took …