San Diego-Hawaii

Next in a week like my 43rd trans-Pacific run back to Hawaii aboard the Catalina 40 ‘ShellMe’ with another one of my geo-seismic co-skippers I worked with in the Arctic Circle a few years ago.

Mereidi Liebner is a Alaskan native and an enormously experienced 500-ton captain thats done it all – tugboats, glacier tours, AB work, commercial fishing vessels, worked in Russia on research vessels…etc etc.

Mereidi was the night shift skipper of the hydro-jet driven cable boat ‘Polaris 2’ in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska when we surveyed the seafloor for French company CGG VERITAS.

Ironically, YO (from last two ‘Runaway’ deliveries) was day shift skipper of ‘Polaris 2’! Meanwhile, I was the night skipper of ‘Polaris 4’ 😉

Joining us is Mereidi’s boyfriend ‘Eph’ – an alpine snowboarder that works in the remote Alaskan wilderness – another epic team !!

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What would you do if you could not fail?

Re-Print of the book previously titled ‘The Courage Companion’ – now titled:

“What would you do if you know you could not fail?”

*Below: click your mouse on book cover to open a sample / the first page of my chapter but be sure to buy it to read other amazing stories Nina & Mary have compiled to inspire us!

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These words, attributed to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, have inspired tens of millions to face their fears and dare to follow their hearts. This can-do compendium is a veritable tool kit for transforming readers from reticent to role model.”

-From the authors of Living Life as a Thank You, this volume presents true stories of ordinary people with extraordinary fortitude. Authors Mary Beth Sammons and Nina Lesowitz have gone to the front lines of adversity and fear to surface the brave hearts who took action before they were forced to, confronting and overcoming their fears in inspirational ways.

From world-class athletes, to spiritual teachers, to cancer patients, to ordinary people who took extraordinary action to transform their lives, these courage warriors teach readers to turn apprehension into action…

Enriched with motivational quotes and power practices, this courage guidebook advises how to live life with guts and gusto. Readers learn to face and transform their fear, apply the art of tenacity when times are tough, embrace the lessons and gifts of a crisis that lead to personal growth, and simple, effective, and proven methods for confidence and courage.

Revolution Year: ’17

What a revolutionary year 2017 is turning out to be…

-Sold S&S 34 two weeks – 98% paid (June 1st or before in full) Swan 38  ‘Gitana Banou 2’.

-Yacht deliveries: Rio to Antigua, BVI-Florida, San Diego to Hawaii, Hawaii to Christmas Island, Hawaii to Sydney & Hawaii to LA via Equador: Hawaii-Tahiti-Easter Island-Equador-Galapagoes, Mexico-LA!

– While announcing a new world record attempt in series with the MOD Globe Race 2019 one-design nonstop solo around the world race from Sydney to Sydney shortly!

On that note a blast from the recent past: Clip from Fremantle-Bali Race steering Jon Sander’s S&S 39  ‘Perie-Banou 2′ under kite while drying laundry 😉  PS:  Jon is currently halfway thru his 10th circumnavigation…and I think I’ve been busy ?!  Everything is ‘relative’ lol…

Rio-Antigua / Andrews 70 ‘Runaway’

The Wizard of OZ, which is that Dorothy’s ‘no place like home’ ending is all wrong. After a trip like that, you can’t go home…Stepping across the line into OZ transformed her into a seeker of the wider world, as all good voyages do. The journey creates us, we become the frontiers we cross…

-Salmon Rushdie

‘..Runaway, runaway to sea with me baby…!’  Countless 250 + mile days with a crew of three Hawaiians, one Aussie and a Frenchman (Bj, Almi, Yoyo, Lindsey B & Lindsey G arrived from an epic 17-day 3650nm Rio to Antigua speed run of the Andrews 70 “Runaway” – Antigua looks awesome!!..Our official (song’s;) for the trip below by Aussie Tash Sultana!

PS:  Lots of costume pics for the Equator crossing party 😉

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BELOW: Dolphins again !!!

ABOVE: Passing a solo sailor while sailing Rio de Janero to Antigua like a bullet-train even though we had reefed down the mainsail to slow for a day light arrival 🙂

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We rescued this poor baby floating face down in the bay of Rio de Janero as we left and named him ‘Pee’ 😉 He was our good luck charm !!

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