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 three days going, and three days back.
My crew of three plus myself made a great team, sailing the Rubicon. We were able to find some good waves to surf as well. The people on Woleai were some of the warmest, friendliest people we’ve ever met. They welcomed us with open arms, invited us to join their men’s circle for celebration of tuba drinking. We brought gifts, they also gave us some gifts of their local bananas to take back with us.
While sailing down, we experienced some wind direction shifting, into a possible tropical depression. We were nervous it would develop into something serious, but thankfully it struggled its way off to the west.
Overall the trip was a success, mission accomplished. We will definitely be going again in the future.
Here are photos from the trip: