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USA, West Coast: Circumnavigators almost lose everything just a handful of miles from home

By Cruising World Magazine — last modified Aug 29, 2018 07:23 AM The opinions expressed in this article are the author's own and do not reflect the view of noonsite.com or the World Cruising Club.
Homing in on Washington state with just 150 miles remaining of their 6-year circumnavigation, Joy and Jim Carey encountered a wave unlike any other in the dead of night.

Published: 2018-08-07 00:00:00
Topics: Circumnavigation , Pacific Ocean East
Countries: USA

USA, West Coast:  Circumnavigators almost lose everything just a handful of miles from home

Kelaerin, the Carey's Omega 45

When Jim and Joy Carey set out to cross the Atlantic Ocean from Florida in 2002, they had no intention of voyaging around the planet. The Careys had sailed their Taiwan-built Omega 45, Kelaerin, from their home in Washington state to the Sunshine State a decade earlier, and had been back and forth to the Pacific Northwest in the intervening years as Jim wrapped up his career as a professional mariner. Following his retirement, the couple planned on taking a year to complete an Atlantic circle, but something unexpected happened once they reached Gibraltar. They kept on going. And going.

Read the full article published by Cruising World Magazine July 26, 2018 at www.cruisingworld.com


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