The maiden voyage – October 2013

Offshore passage from Ballard, WA to Alameda, CA
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  • Onyx, 1986 Tayana 37
  • October 1, 2013 4:09 pm – October 9, 2013 1:20 am
  • Ballard, WA (N 47°40′ W 122°24′) to Alameda, CA (N 37°47′ W 122°16′)
  • 876 nautical miles
  • 177 hrs 11 minutes
  • Average speed 4.9 knots
  • Top speed 15.8 knots

It was an incredible journey all the way from the beginning of finding Onyx (formerly named Odin) docked in Seattle to managing the convoluted transfer and purchase details, to the seemingly endless and daunting list of logistics, repairs, and maintenance needed in preparation for bringing her home…and of course the sailing adventure itself of making the long offshore passage with Captain Ray at the helm.

Photos (Sept 2 – Oct 9)

Videos (coming soon)

  • Captain Ray explaining the Monitor wind vane in action
  • Dolphins and more dolphins playing and hanging out with Onyx



in pursuit of a cruising life