- About roland stockham
- Vessel Make/ model
- 35ft classic ketch/yawl.
- Vessel Name
- Alert Bay, Vancouver Island
- long time cruiser and occasional live-aboad. crossed Atlantic in 2011 cont' to Canada via Panama and west coast in 2014. (looking for crew)
I live on the west coast of Canada on a tiny island off the north coast of Vancouver island on the edge of the NW Canadian wilderness where the road ends! to go north you have to have a boat of a float plane, there are NO roads. My local cruising ground is desolation sound and you are more likely to meet a film crew for the discovery channel than a lawyer! I work as a nurse in the local community hospital mostly with the Canadian first nations. Before becoming a nurse I taught adventure sports for many years in the UK.
Voya was built in 1973 in Exeter UK originally to race in the S approaches, so built tough! I spent 7 years refitting her before the Atlantic trip, everything from engine and machinery to new sails, rig and accommodation as she was pretty much a bare hull when I got her and had been laid up more than 10 years.