Actual Route:

September 2005:  Port Royal Marina in King Harbor, Redondo Beach, CA

October 2005:  Los Angeles Harbor, CA

November 2005:  Did not happen.  We ended up back in the yard with Blue Sky hauled out.  I'll detail results in the Dec. log.

December 14th.  We have left Redondo Beach and are heading South.  1st stop was Ensenada to check into Mexico, get the boat it's fishing license and do the immigration paperwork.  Stopped in Turtle bay for beer, ice & diesel.  Stopped in Cabo for the same and arrived in Banderas Bay the evening of December 23.  Christmas and New Years in Paradise Village.

January 14th:  Gold Coast.  Ipala, Chamela, Tenacatita, Barra de Navidad, Manzanillo, Aihuatenejo.  We will Skip Acapulco and head North to PV around the 15th of Feb.

Heading out of PV April 8th bound for the Marquesas.  Arrived Marquesas May 4th.

June:  Nuku Hiva, Marquesas & Rangiroa, Tumoto.

July:  Tahiti
Proposed Itinerary:

September 2005:  Redondo Beach, CA.

October 2005:  Los Angeles Harbor, CA.

November 2005:  Shake down cruise, Santa Cruz Island, Anacapa Island, Santa Barbara Harbor, Channel Islands Harbor (Ventura), Paradise Cove Malibu, Catalina Island, San Clemente Island, San Diego.

December 2005:  If all goes well with the shake down we will head south along the Pacific coast of Baja.  Stopping in at Islas San Benito, Turtle Bay, Mag Bay and push to Cabo San Lucas.  From there we hope to travel up into the Sea of Cortez to get to La Paz.  From La Paz we would head across the Sea of Cortez to either Mazatlan or to Isla Isabel.  From Isla Isabel we will cove hop south along the mainland of Mexico to arrive in Banderas Bay at Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico December 19th staying through January 7th.

January-February 2006:  Nuevo Vallarta along the Gold Coast of Mexico south to Acapulco.  Stops in Tenacatita, Bahia de Navidad, Manzanillio, Zihuatanejo then on to Acapulco.
March 2006:  Retrace our path back North to Nuevo Vallarta in preperation for the "Puddle Jump" to the Marquesas.
April-May 2006: Nuevo Vallarta to the Marquesas.
June 2006: Tutamotus/Tahiti
July 2006: Tonga
August 2006: Fiji
September 2006: New Caledonia
October 2006:  Sydney, Austrailia
November-? Austrailia & New Zealand (Train, Plane & Automobile)

The Crew


s/v Blue Sky


Friends of s/v Blue Sky
Proposed Route:

December 2006:  Sydney Harbor, Woolwich Marina.  s/v Blue Sky will stay here while we enjoy the Sydney area over the holidays. 
January 2007:  New Years Eve Party on s/v Blue Sky.  The attendee list is getting larger!  A week or so into January we plan to fly to NZ and explore the islands.
March-April:  Return to Sydney and begin the process of getting s/v Blue Sky ready to explore Australia's east coast.
May-October:  Austrailan East Coast.  Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Capricorn Coast then up to the Great Barrior Reef and the Whitsunday's.  Up and over Cape York and either a trip to Port Moresby, Papau New Guinea or west to Darwin in preperation to head to Indonesia.
August-September 2007 Indonesia:  Kupang, Roti, Alor, Babar, Wetar, Flores, Sumba, Sumbawa, Komodo, Kalimantan, Ketapang, Kumai, Sumatera, Belitung, Singkep, Bintan, Batam.
October 2007 - January 2008 Sebana Cove Marina & Resort Malaysia. (one hour ferry ride to Singapore)
Novermber:  Sebana Cove Marina/Johor Baharo (North side on Singapore on the Malaysian side of the river.
December:  Port Dickson, Lumut,  West Coast of Malaysia
January 2008:  Penang then up to Langkowi
February 2008 Royal Langkawi Yacht Club (Bass Harbour)
March 2008:  Sailing around the 99 Islands of Langkawi.
April - October 2008:  Move into Rebak Marina Resort for rainy season.
October - January 2009: Thailand.
January 2009:  Langkowi to provision for Indian Ocean crossing.
February 2009:  Andaman Islands (India)
March 2009:  Sri Lanka
April 2009: Maldives Islands
May 2009 Chagos
June 2009:  Seychelles
July-August 2009:  Tanzania &/or Comoros Islands
September - November 2009: Mozambique
December 2009: Durban South Africa to prep for the Cape of Good Hope.
Actual Route:

August:  Palmerston, Cook Island.  Nuie.
September:  Va' Vau Group, Tonga.  Suva Fiji. Malallo Island (Mustket Cove)
October:  Port Vila, Vanuatu.
November:  Port2Port Rally from Port Vila, Vanuatu to Port Bundaberg, Australia.  Bundaberg south along Australia's east coast to Sydney.
December 2007:  Woolwich Marina in Sydney Harbor.
January - February:  Flew to NZ and spent 1 month on the South Island.  We then crossed over to the North Island and spent 2 weeks touring there. 
April-July 2007:  Left Sydney for Darwin. Stops in NSW: Pittwater, Iluka.  Stops in Qld:  Southport, Mooloolabar, Gladstone, Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Islands, Cairns, Thursday Island (Horn Island), Darwin.
August-September 2007 Indonesia:  Checked into Indonesia at the city of Kupang on the Island of Timor.  We then visited the following islands: Roti, Solor, Flores, Sumbawa, Rinca, Komodo, Lombak, Bali, Kalimantan (Borneo), Singkep, & Checked out of Indonesia at the city of Tanjung Pinang, Bintan.
October 2007:  Sebana Cove Malaysia.
November 2007:  Sebana Cove Malaysia.
December 2007:  Rounded Singapore and headed North up the Malacca Straits.  Stopped at Palua Pisang & the Water Islands off Malacca before getting into the Admiral Marina in Port Dickson.
January 2008:  Sailed North up the West Coast of the Malacca Straits with stops off Port Klang, Pangkor Island & Pinang.  Arrived Langkawi.
February:  Langkawi with Sisters Lisa & Kara.
March:  Quick 3 week trip up to Phuket, Thailand.  Spectacular Islands in between Langkawi & Phuket.
April:  Langkawi with Emma's sister Sarah & her family Jonathan, George & Justin.
May - October 2008 Rebak Marina Langkawi, Malaysia
October - January 2009 Thailand
January-Feb. 2009 Back to Langkawi to prep for year crossing of Indian Ocean
March:  Gan, Addu Atoll The Republic of Maldives
April - May:  Salamon Island, Chagos
June:  Madagascar.  Had to skip Seychelles & East Africa because of Somali Pirates.
January 4, 2010:  Haul out and re-fit Blue Sky for South Atlantic crossing.
January 18th Emma's parents arrive Cape Town we will play touist.
February 28th head north to Saldana Bay, Lambert's Bay SA.  Then up to Namibia:  Luderitz & Walvis Bay.
March:  Cross over to St Helena
April:  Salvador Brazil
May:  Baia de Salvador to Spanish Waters,Curacao
June-August:  ABC Islands
September-December:  San Blas Islands, Costa Arriba, Colon, Panama.
December:  Transit the Panama Canal & Panama City.
January:  Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador
February:  Southern Mexico, Acapulco, Zihuatenejo, Manzanillo Barra.
March:  Gold Coast of Mexico
April:  Mazatlan, Mexico
May:  La Paz, Baja Mexico
June:  Beat North up Baja stopping when weather dictates
July:  Ensenada, Mexico San Diego California USA
August:  Homeport Redondo Beach!
July-Aug. - Madagascar.  Spent most time in and around Sakatia. 
Sept. - Mayotte for three weeks.
October - Mozambique.  Arrived Richards Bay, South Africa October 14th.
November - January 2010:  Durban, East London, Mossel Bay (Christmas), Simons Town (New Year) & Hout Bay.
February: Haul out complete.  Saldana Bay & Mykonos Resort
March:  Saldana to St. Helena arrive 03/24 after 12 day passage.
April:  Ten days @ St. Helena then another 14 day passage to Salvador, Brazil.
April May:  Twenty one days in Salvador.  Sailed north up the coast of Brazil with a stop in Cabadello & Natal.  From Natal we sailed up and over the north coast of South America.  We passed the Amazon delta of Brazil.  We continued north and west past the countries of French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana.  We crossed into the Caribbean by passing between the islands of Trinidad & Toboga.
June 5-August 29:  Arrived Bonaire stayed a few days then on to Curacao and finally to Aruba
September:  San Blas Islands, Holades, East Lemon & Coco Bandera Islands
October:  Costa Arriba, Portabelo & Colon
November:  Transit of Panama Canal, Panama City & isla Toboga.
December:  Panama Pacific Islands north of Panama City to Gofito, Costa Rica
January:  Began the process of getting up Central America.
February- Worked up the coast of Costa Rica and skipping by Nicaragua and Honduras, we called into the marina del sol in El Salvador before moving again north skipping Guatemala.  We made it into the Southern port of Mexico at Puerto Madero.  Listening to the weather broadcasts on the SSB we found a weather window to get safely across the Gulf of Tuanapec  on to Acapulco.  We arrived in Zihuatanejo for the annual SailFest. 
March- Had us retracing old haunts of Mexico's Gold and Riviera Coast.  We saw Manzanillo, Barra de Navidad, Tenecatita/Tamarindo, Chamela, Ipala and Puerto Vallarta.
April- Once out of Banderas Bay we went to the city of San Blas then up to Mazatlan.  We sailed across the "Southern Crossing" to the islands off La Paz Southern Baja California.