Wall mural on nine-year circumnavigation voyage on living mezzanine


Wall mural on nine-year circumnavigation voyage on living mezzanine

Ship Logs

The Red Sea Passage
Surviving the Storm

Voyage route and itinerary

NOTE:  VOYAGE CAN BE TRACKED ON MAPS BELOW.  SAILING TRACK IS YELLOW AND STOPS ARE RED.

March 1997:             Leave Marina Del Rey for Baja California finishing in La Paz.

April 1997:                Explore Baja California's west coast.

May 1997:                Sail into Gulf of Mexico to Mazatlan on Mexico's Mainland  

February 1998:        Reached furthest point south in Mexico- Manzanillo's "Las Hadas"

March 1998:             Return to Puerto Vallarta to prepare for Pacific Crossing

April 1998:                Leave Puerto Vallarta for Marquesas by way of Clarion Islands

May 1998:                 Arrive in Hiva Oa, Marquesas              (3600 NM over 22 days)

  California to South Pacific Islands

California to South Pacific Islands

May 1998:                   Sail through Marquesas to Papeete, Tahiti      NOTE: Design Marquesas Protofarae

July 1998:                   Sail through Tahitian Islands to Mopelia Atoll  NOTE: Design Tahiti Cyclone House

October 1998:            Sail to Palmerston Atoll, Nuie and through Tonga's archipelago

December 1998:        Sail to Russel on North Island of New Zealand     (1000 NM over 6 days)

                                    NOTE:  Voyage is chronicled in "Surviving the Storm" by Steve Dashew

  South Pacific Islands to Minerva Reef & New Zealand's North Island

South Pacific Islands to Minerva Reef & New Zealand's North Island

May 1999:               Return to yacht & prepare for trip north to Fiji via Minerva Reef  (1225 NM over 10 days)

June 1999:              Arrive in Savu Savu Fiji and begin to explore Fijian islands

July 1999:               Fijian Chief's permission granted to visit Lau Group, normally off limit to outsiders

August 1999:          Return to explore Fijian's western Islands

September 1999:   Leave Fiji for Efate Island in Vanuatu    (564 NM over 3 days)

October 1999:        Arrive in Santo, last island in Vanuatu archipelago.   NOTE:  Design Vanuatu Resort

November 1999:    Sail to Noumea in New Caledonia         (425 NM over 3 days)

December 1999:    Leave Noumea for Bundaberg and then Mooloolaba, Australia    (800 NM over 5 days)

May 2000:              Return to yacht and sail north along Australian Coast

June 2000:             Sail "over the top" of Australia to Aborigines Aran Land.  Sail to Gove.   (350 NM)

August 2000:         Leave Darwin, Australia and sail to Roti Island, Indonesia    (460 NM over 4 days)

September 2000:  Sail west along Indonesian Archipelago to Bali.  

October 2000:       Sail north to Kalamantan to visit Birute Galdikas Orangutan Refuge on Kumai River.

November 2000:   Sail north to Serutu Island and then enter Malacca Straits to Singapore.

 December 2000:   Sail north along Malaysian Coast en route to southern Thailand islands.

All year of 2001:     Continue to explore Langkawi and islands between Thailand and Malaysia

 January 2002:       Sail from Thailand to Galle Harbor in Sri Lanka            (1050 NM over 6 days)

February 2002:      Sail from Sri Lanka to Oman with stop in Maldives      (1700 NM over 11 days)

February 2002:      Sail through Gulf of Aden's "pirate corridor" to Djibouti (760 NM over 5 days)

March 2002:           Sail up Red Sea visiting Eritrea & small islands and bays en route to Egypt.

                                 NOTE: See the article "The Red Sea Passage."

  New Zealand to  Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Borneo, Oman, Djibouti, Eritrea, Sudan & Egypt

New Zealand to  Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Borneo, Oman, Djibouti, Eritrea, Sudan & Egypt

April 2002:               Arrive in Ismalia after transiting the Suez Canal and visiting Cairo's sights.

                                  Leave Egypt for Larcara, Cyprus  (277 NM over 2 days)

May 2002:                Sail north to Turkey and explore Turkey's coast and islands.

June 2002:               Sail west from Turkey through Greek Islands.

July 2002:                 Continue to explore Greek Islands sailing around the Peloponnese to the west.

August 2002:            Explore Greece's west coast and head north to Croatia in Adriatic Sea.

September 2002:     Continue to explore Croatian Coast between Dubrovnik and Hvar.

May 2003:                 Return to boat in Dubrovnik and sail north to explore northern Adriatic.

June 2003:                Reach furthest point north in Adriatic at Vrsar near Rovinj and head south.

August 2003:            Leave Adriatic and sail south through straits above Sicily to Italy's west coast.

                                   Explore Sardenia and Corsica enroute to French Mediterranean Coast.

September 2003:     Arrive in Villefranche, France and sail along riviera to Marseille.

October 2003:          Leave Marseille and explore Ballearic Islands enroute to Barcelona.

May 2004:                 Return to yacht in Barcelona and head back to Balearic Islands.

June 2004:                Explore east coast of Spain before passing through Straits of Gibraltar.

July 2004:                 Arrive in Cadiz, Portugal to prepare for Atlantic Crossing.

  Egypt into Mediterranean & Cyprus, Turkey, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, France, Spain, and   Portugal.

Egypt into Mediterranean & Cyprus, Turkey, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, France, Spain, and Portugal.

September 2004:     Return to yacht in Cadiz and sail east along Portuguese coast to Vilamoura.

October 2004:          Leave Vilamoura for Porto Santo on Madiera Island               (410 NM over 3 days)

 November 2004:     Leave Madiera island for Puerto Calero in Canary Islands     (305 NM over 2 days)

December 2004:      Leave Las Palmas, Canary Islands after final preparations for Atlantic crossing.        

                                   Arrive Port Charles Barbados after nearly 3000 NM voyage over 17 days.

January 2005:          Sail south through Grenadine Islands towards Chaugarmas, Trinidad for refit and repairs.

March 2005:             Complete repairs and head north through Grenadines to St. Lucia.

April 2005:                Arrive in Martinique and sail north through Windward Islands to St. Thomas.

May 2005:                Sail northwest through Leeward Islands and Bahamas to West Palm Beach, Florida.

June 2005:               Sail up Inter-coastal Waterway to Deltaville, Virginia and fly to europe.

August 2005:           Return to boat and sail shot distance north to Annapolis, Maryland.

October 2005:         Shakti is hauled out for last time, "mothballed" for winter and listed FOR SALE.

TOTAL VOYAGE TIME: 8 YEARS 7 MONTHS AND TOTAL DISTANCE TRAVELLED: OVER 30,000 NM.

  Leave Med for Portugal & Atlantic Crossing to Madera, Canary Islands, Trinidad, Tobago, Caribbean islands, U.S. East Coast


Leave Med for Portugal & Atlantic Crossing to Madera, Canary Islands, Trinidad, Tobago, Caribbean islands, U.S. East Coast