S/V INTREPID II - Cape Dory Intrepid 40

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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. Season 7 - we are hoping to cruise again at long last.

September 10, 2008

Welcome - Join us and INTREPID II on our long anticipated adventures


The timing is right to start to share some of our "behind the scenes" boating activities which have been keeping us busy these past few years. Stay tuned for some background information about our very special magic carpet SV INTREPID II which is being set up to sail us away sometime soon. Creating and maintaining a journal online should be an excellent way to keep you aware of how our plans are progressing, show you the places we visit and share our challenges and adventures.

Here are a series of photos showing  INTREPID (as she has been known at home in Blue Hill Maine) looking immaculate and ready for new owners.
INTREPID on the hard in Blue Hill, Maine

The Helm

The Galley
Navigation Station with under-seat storage

Looking forward inside cabin

V-berth with lockers 
Sea trials

The logistics of searching for a suitable offshore vessel, discovering and purchasing SV INTREPID, deciding the best option was to have her trucked across the northern United States to Anacortes, Washington, arranging all the details and agonizing over various delays was challenging. Once Kelly had completed all the arrangements he could in Maine, he flew home and kept his fingers crossed. We finally received a call from the delivery company that she would be arriving in Anacortes asap (lack of notice was a whole other issue) so Kelly dropped everything and hurried off.  He took delivery of our new sailboat, not without some issues, as the mast had some damage which occurred during the trip and set about to re-commissioning INTREPID in the works yard at Cap Sante Marina.

A week or so of hard effort on her new Captain's part and it was time to sail home to Victoria.  Carol 'sailed' to Anacortes via the U.S. ferry from Sidney and was introduced in person while INTREPID was still on the hard.  Our journey back went smoothly as we oriented ourselves to this impressive sailing vessel which would be our focus for many years ahead.  Once home in Canada, she became SV INTREPID II and settled in at North Sidney Marina.

Captain Kelly sailing INTREPID II to her new home 
Proud new Owners
Here's to our Cruising Plans

Here's to making those plans a reality!