Welcome to the home of S/V Sequoia
For many years we had the idea that the ultimate sailing adventure would be a circumnavigation of Vancouver Island. When we finally set about to acquire the sailboat that could safely do that trip, we found ourselves with a boat that is capable of circumnavigating the Pacific or indeed the world. That boat is the sailing vessel Sequoia.
The Vancouver Island trip in 2001 gave us confidence in Sequoia and in ourselves, and that in turn opened up new possibilities. In 2003-2004, we sailed from Oregon, across the South Pacific to French Polynesia, Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand, Fiji, Vanuatu and Australia.
Almost every summer, we have voyaged north from our Columbia River home port in Oregon, to Puget Sound, the San Juans, and the island-strewn waters of southern British Columbia. In 2008 we extended our range north to Alaska, reaching as far as Glacier Bay, where we saw fabulous displays of wildlife.
In 2010-2011, we took Sequoia to California, Mexico and Hawaii. From Kauai, we headed north toward the Aleutians, and then, when weather allowed, turned east and headed home to Oregon.
In the summer of 2012, we are heading up the Columbia River -- really our home cruising grounds -- and we'll explore some places we've never been before.
Come explore our adventures!
You have arrived at the new website for S/V Sequoia. I've been working on it, in connection with web design classes at Portland Community College, since late 2011. It's finally time to take it public, even though it's not done. At this point, all the trip reports from our Mexico/Hawaii trip (2010-2011) are up, but pictures are only available for the portion to/from and in Hawaii, plus about half for Mexico 2011. Check back frequently to see the photos we'll be putting up for earlier portions of the trip.
In the meantime, of course, life (and cruising!) goes on. In July, 2012, we took the boat up the Columbia River. New trip reports, complete with photos, are taking precedence over finishing the Mexico project.
If you're looking for the old S/V Sequoia website (showing our trips to the South Pacific, Canada and Alaska, 2001-2008), this link will take you there.
Kaiwi Channel Video
Here's a video we took on passage between Molokai and Oahu -- That's Diamond Head in the distance!