While INTREPID II remains tied to the dock here on Vancouver Island, her Captain is having some sailing adventures. Kelly is crewing on board SV Kalagan (a Maple Leaf 42) on short notice for a journey down the Washington and Oregon coasts. He packed his gear, went onboard at the guest dock at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club and soon both Kalagan and buddy boat Dolphin Tales were headed south for Port Angeles, to check into the USA.
The leg from Neah Bay, WA to Westport in Gray's Harbor, WA, provided Captain Rick and Kelly with dense fog and an encounter with a crab trap after midnight, which they were able to partially remove. The adventures had started. They determined that US Coast Guard assistance was prudent to tow SV Kalagan into the nearest harbour, as they could not run the engine with line still entangled in the propeller. A diver removed the offending remains and the propeller and shaft appeared fine.
After a fairly restful night in Westport, the boats left Friday (September 12th) for an even longer leg and planned to go out further (20 miles) to minimize the chance of further encounters of the crab pot kind. As of noon (September 13th) they've arrived safely at Newport, Oregon and look forward to stretching their sea legs, and seeing the aquarium, museum and local sites.
SV Kalagan is travelling in company with SV Dolphin Tales (a Beneteau 361) and their plans are to reach San Francisco, by harbour hopping along the coast.
S/V INTREPID II - Cape Dory Intrepid 40
- The Intrepid II Crew
- Intrepid II is a Cape Dory Intrepid 40 sailboat, hull #2, designed by Chuck Paine and discovered by the Captain in Blue Hill Maine in 2006. The crew are Kelly (Captain) and Carol (Admiral and Blogger). In 2009 INTREPID II embarked on her West Coast journey from Victoria to San Francisco, the Baja Sur Peninsula and into the Sea of Cortez. In 2010/2011, we sailed ifrom Guaymas, south to Bahia Banderas and back. In 2011/2012 she left Guaymas, headed south to La Paz, spent three weeks at anchor on our northward journey and rested on the hard in San Carlos. Her 4th, 5th and 6th seasons were Boat Projects related. Optimistic that there will be more cruising on the horizon!