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Old 14-05-2014, 13:07   #1
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Raven's Dance Peparing for Grand Circumnavigation

Hi and thanks for the warm welcome. It appears there is literally a ton of knowledge out here from experienced cruisers and those appreciating the sharing of it. We depart Whittier, Alaska on June 23, 2014 with the intent to perform a circumnavigation of the Pacific Ocean first and then will do the Atlantic next. This is a six to seven year sail plan.

Raven's Dance is a 1985 Nauticat NC 43 built by Siltala Yachts in Finland. I have been the proud owner of her since 2010. We have been to Puget Sound and back to Alaska twice performing upgrades for the world tour. Now we feel we are ready. We sail south to Puget Sound first, then San Francisco, then San Diego for the Baja - Ha Ha. After that we slumber our way down the Mexican and central American coast to join the Pacific Puddle Jump. After that, I'll fill you in.

You may watch our progress on her Facebook page under Raven's Dance Sailing.

We look forward to participating in both give and take on the forums where we can and maybe make some new friends along the way.

Donn & Jee

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Old 14-05-2014, 15:45   #2
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Welcome to the forum, sounds like a nice program.

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Old 14-05-2014, 23:35   #3
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Re: Raven's Dance Peparing for Grand Circumnavigation

Hi, Donn & Jee,

Welcome aboard.

There's another Nauticat aboard CF, painstakingly refit by minaret. He's in WA now, but may be casting off, soonish, now.

Ann & Jim
Ann & Jim, U.S. s/v Insatiable II, SE Qld, for a while
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Old 15-05-2014, 06:47   #4
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Hey you are right across from us!!! We have the Lisas Way!

I was just admiring your boat weekend before last.

Congratulations! What an adventure!
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Old 24-08-2014, 20:26   #5
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
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Old 24-08-2014, 21:52   #6
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Welcome aboard. I am jealous.
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Old 25-08-2014, 15:39   #7
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Howdy and Welcome!

Sounds like a wonderful plan for enjoying that great boat (I like Nauticats and hope to have one in the future).
Ahoy All Sailors! I love traditional sailboats of all kinds (e.g. gaff rigged, schooners, cutters, smacks, woodies, etc.). See my CF Profile "About Me" page for details.
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Old 31-08-2014, 06:47   #8
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I am interested in helping crew. I made the Puddle Jump in 2010 on a 31' South African Sloop. Panama, Galapagos, Marquesas, Tuamotos, Tahiti, Morea. 3.5 months. Grand Adventure.
I am interested in circumnavigating. I am solvent with good lifetime per month funding.
Below is a detailed description of me and my sailing experience.

Good sailor / navigator / Steady & experienced in storm conditions
Desire short or long peaceful passages and/or Delivery Crew Member / open to all opportunities
Excellent health / strong / daily yoga / yoga teacher
Will cheerfully share all duties - helm, watches, cooking, cleaning, mechanical
Nice to have aboard.

Sweet ocean calls my name...ever softly she whispers...
Sailing since 1981

6 months+ sea time Fun to have aboard..
Work hard to keep boat / equipment safe shipshape
Certified Evinrude Outboard Mechanic 1984 worked on my own and friends
Very mechanical / diesel / water-makers / compressors
Stay Awake on watches

RYT 500 (Registered Yoga Teacher 500 HRs Advanced Yoga Studies)
Practicing yoga 12 years and love to share this passion daily

Lived in:
Turks & Caicos Islands BWI 2.5 yrs.
Tortola BVI 21 months
Bermuda 4 months

Spent 26 years in commercial construction management.... now heading back to the sea
Available in April 2014

* Sailed since 1981. My first boat was a 1956 / 26' mahogany & teak . Albury built in Man-O-War Cay Bahamas. Sailed her only with a compass for 3 years from FLA to Key West, Bimini, Freeport and around the Fla Keys.
* 2012 6 weeks 1st Mate 60' MV Catamaran, Sailing vessel yet never rigged, Twin Yanmars
Ft Lauderdale to Mayaguana, Bahamas & return Diving shipwrecks & exploring
* 2010 / 1st Mate 31' South African Sloop Panama, Galapagos, Marquesas, Tuamotus, Tahiti, Morea, 5400 NM / 3.5 months
* 1st Mate 36' Morgan Fla to Provo to Jamaica and around the keys when available for 6 years.
* 1st Mate 36' Trimaran Martinique to Trinidad.
* Captain 42' Cat. Belize around the Cays for 7 days.
* Crewed in BVI 1.5 yrs on any boat

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