TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

1989
-- Left Acapulco, May 4
-- Engine failure
-- Arrived Marquesas, June 9
-- Angel visit in the Tuamotus
-- Arrived Tahiti, July 14
-- Sailed through the Polynesian Islands, October-November
-- First big storm. 25 ft seas and 60 k winds,

November 10
-- Second big storm. 25 ft seas and 60 k winds,

November 21
-- Satellite Navigation system failed, navigated by sextant
-- Arrived Bay of Islands, New Zealand,

December 8

1990
-- Sailed to Tonga and back, May-July
-- Painted and managed a gallery in New Zealand

1991
-- Sailed to Tonga, May 28
-- Sailed through Fiji, Vanuatu, and New

Caledonia, July-November
-- Close call with reef in Fiji
-- Angel visit in Vanuatu
-- Arrived Bundeburg, Australia, November 24

1992
-- Sailed to New Caledonia, May 7, for first exhibition
-- Back stay broke
-- Sailed to Darwin, Australia, July 7
-- Boom broke at the middle in an accidental jibe
-- Sailed to Bali, Indonesia, August 26
-- Boom repair failed
-- Sailed to Singapore, October 3
-- 168 hours without sleep, continuous shipping traffic
-- Close brush with huge crane at midnight


1993
-- Painted and staged exhibition in Singapore
-- First sponsors: ProFurl and Compaq
-- Sailed to Phuket, Thailand, November 27

1994
-- Sailed to Sri Lanka, January 21
-- Sailed to Aden, Yemen, February 21
-- Auto pilot failed, hand steered for three weeks
-- Sailed up the Red Sea, March 31- May 23
-- Close call with uncharted reef
-- Transited Suez Canal for Cyprus, May 27-28
-- Sailed through Turkey and Greece,
July-November

1995
-- Left Marmaris, Turkey, April 15
-- Transited Corinth Canal, Greece, June 17
-- Arrived July 6, Rocella Ionica, Italy
-- Arrived Malta, July 13
-- Sailed through Italy and Spain, July-October
-- Left Gibraltar, October 23
-- Sailed from Tenerife, Canaries, December 9

1996
-- Arrived Barbados, January 6
-- Sailed through Lesser Antilles to

St. Maarten, January
-- Sailed back through Lesser Antilles to

Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela, May-July
-- Guest of Bahia Redonda Marina,

July-December
-- North Sails sponsored a new staysail
-- Broke left hand, December

1997
-- Sailed through the Dutch Antilles, January
-- Transited the Panama Canal,

February 18 and March 4
-- Sailed up the West Coast stopping in Panama,  Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador,
and Guatemala, March 6 - April 22
-- Arrived Puerto Madero, Mexico, April 23
-- Transited Gulf of Tehuantepec, April 26-27
-- Returned to Acapulco, Mexico, May 5, 1997
 

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