Thank you all for your welcome.
Well, where to start... S/V ORCA is our first sailing vessel. We had an antique mahogany cabin
cruiser before her.
We live in Alaska though last 10 years we have also been living in Finland
to be near my aging Mother and to help her as she was in her seventies and I was her only child. She passed away a couple of years ago and I am currently moving us permanently from Finland
back to our home in Alaska where my husband has been the last year.
David, my husband is a Marine Mechanic
. He also worked eight years as a professional fisherman and a crabber in the Bering Sea (and elsewhere in Alaska waters), whilst also being the ships engineer
He was also an engineer
in the Navy
, on-board an ocean going salvage
When it comes to sailing...well...we all start somewhere. Though David has been on the water
most of his life, he started sailing this summer in the Alaska waters with his friends. I have sailed a couple times many, many years ago so I have no experience at all. I look forward to taking USCG courses on navigation
We had been looking for the "right" sailboat for couple of years and found ORCA, or should I say, she found us...as she was offered to us by Gary who owns the beautiful Tall Ship, "Royalist"...
We bought her this September. I have never seen her in person yet and am looking forward to seeing and experiencing her... David, on the other hand, flew down and inspected her with a "fine toothed comb" before we bought her. (Sorry if my English
, it is not my mother tongue)
David is flying down to the Bay Area, to re-power her this month. He will be in Sausalito from November 27th through December 9th. If any of you would like to meet him and have a beer
, PM me for his contact info.
I have a few old pictures of S/V ORCA in the album and will add some more...Some of them will be old ones, some taken recently.
ORCA will be brought back to her full beauty after we get her home to Alaska. Will post a progress thread then...