Join Jerry, John and David as they spend an amazing 44 days aboard the Tumbleweed, a 37-foot ketch based in Washington State. They fulfill a lifelong dream of a long-distance sail, heading from Neah Bay north of Seattle to Hiva Oa in French Polynesia–an amazing 4100 miles with only their skills and courage to guide them. You’ll thrill to the adventurous spirit of the crew, their trials and successes, and the ultimate victory of achieving a safe passage to Hiva Oa, 44 days after leaving Washington. Whether you love sailing or just a thrilling ride, you’ll marvel at the determination of this hardy band of adventurers as they live the dream of a lifetime.
Passage across the pacific to French Polynesia on board of Nerissa K., a Contessa 32 captained by Christian Tirtirau.
Passage from Vanuatu to New Zealand on board of Nerissa K., a Contessa-32 sailboat captained by Christian Tirtirau, with Cris Sinnott and Flavio Castellani; 1 – 14 November 2008
Leg 3 or Leg 4 of the Cruising Expeditions 2010-11 season. We will depart Puerto Vallarta on December 12, 2010; this passage is 7 days sailing in and around Bandaras Bay. Let us teach and share over 15 years of sailing knowledge on passages that will impart skills and deliver confidence to you. This passage will prepare you to confidently pursue a cruising lifestyle. It’s our goal to provide a safe, enjoyable learning experience for sailors that have enthusiasm for adventure. The Crew Members on Leg 3 or Leg 4 2010-11, will enjoy historically ideal wind conditions. These passages will improve windward, reaching and downwind skills while anchoring in quiet water bays for the night. Bandaras Bay at approximately 500 square miles offers plenty of room at any point of sail, with plenty of shoreline to explore.