Notable sailing adventures of our members from circling the globe over a period of years to weekend getaways to a favorite gunkhole. Send us your stories and we’ll post them here. The following are .pdf files so you may want to right click and save to your hard drive.
Cruising Albin Vega Velocir
Follow Velocir on YouTube Our Albin Vega Velocir is on a cruising adventure throughout the world. For our full blog please visit www.velocir.com
Matt Rutherford, circumnavigating the Americas in a Vega27
Matt intends to sail single-handed East To West through the the Northwest Passage beginning this summer.
“The ice won’t melt enough to make the attempt until August,” he says –
and as if it weren’t challenge enough, he’ll do it in a 27′ Albin-Vega
donated to the Chesapeake Regional Accessible Boating (aka CRAB) specifically for his voyage.
Ed. At this writing, Dec 23, 2011, Matt has traversed the NW Passage and is on his way to Cape Horn
In July 2007, my wife and I tried to get our 27ft Albin Vega, “Ocean Sunrise” (OS) from the Isle of White (IOW) on the central English Channel to La Coruna in NW Spain and back, all in a short 3 week cruise.
BRINGING LYRA HOME by Ken Preston This Is the story of how I met a boat, fell in love with a town, adopted a family or two and sailed away. It was just supposed to be a simple . . .”buy boat, load up, sail home” kind of thing but it didn’t work out quite that way.
LEALEA HONOLULU TO NAWILIWILI AND HANALEI We decided that we wanted to get out and do more sailing for a change and determined on sailing to Kauai for the Annual Nawiliwili to Hanalei race put on by our Yacht Club, Nawiliwili YC, on Labor Day Weekend. We figured, and rightly so, that we would waddle along behind the fleet and catch up at Hanalei. Here’s how it went:
SPIKE AFRICA: SAN DIEGO TO NAWILIWILI The day started out normally enough. I was sipping my second cup of coffee and checking my E-mail when I noticed a message originating from Nawiliwili Yacht Club. The E-mail stated “another sea miles opportunity” had just developed on a 70 foot wooden schooner named SPIKE AFRICA.
PREPARING YOUR VEGA FOR OFFSHORE Nick and Jenny Coghlan sailed Tarka the Otter, V1639, around the world. This is the 19 page special edition of the VODCA newsletter, originally published in 1990 detailing how they prepared and what they learned.