Favorite Links

Cruising friends who have websites Vesper -- We met Jeff & Dierdre (from Friday Harbor, WA) in Tahanea, and kept meeting up throughout 2003.  As of March, 2004, they are berthed near us in Westhaven Marina.  Very nice photographs -- see particularly their photos of Suvarov (they use the Cook Island spelling of Suwarrow)

Interlude -- We met Kurt and Katie (from Alameda, CA) in Taiohae, in the Marquesas Islands.  Likewise, we kept running into each other across the Pacific.  See their underwater pictures in Mariner's Cave.  In early 2004, they were berthed in the Viaduct Harbor in downtown Auckland, NZ.

Amazing Grace -- We met Richard and Kelly (from Hawaii) in Papeete.  They made passage from Hawaii and were spending the New Zealand summer based in Whangarei, NZ.

Punk Dolphin -- We met Jonathan and Suzie (also from Hawaii, but formerly from the San Francisco Bay Area) in Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga.  Jonathan was the first to hear the news that Arnold was elected governor of California, and came over to report the news.  Don't miss "A night to remember," their story of almost losing their boat in Beveridge Reef. 

Mi Gitana -- We met Joe and Michelle in the Marquesas in May, 2003, although we had exchanged email with Michelle before we even got there -- she was the reporter to Latitude 38 magazine for the 2003 "Puddle Jump."  We last encountered Mi Gitana in June, 2004 at Musket Cove in Fiji where they were awaiting parts to repair their anchor windlass.

Windarra -- Rich and Elaine's sailboat was aboard the Dockwise ship (along with Sequoia) when it sailed for Vancouver in August, 2004.  They, and their children Sarah (age 16) and Jesse (age 18) have been in Australia for the past year, and cruised across the Pacific for two years before that.  We met them when we arrived at Scarborough Marina, near Brisbane.

Links for Guests and Crew Packing list for visitors to the tropics

Packing list for ocean passages

Advice to guests and crew

DVDs Aboard Sequoia

Medical Questionnaire

Food Questionnaire

Waiver of Liability Form

Waste Management Plan

Outbound 44 websites Official Outbound 44 website.  This is the place to see lots of photos of other Outbound 44s, and technical information about the boat.

Mel & Barbara Collins.  Mel and Barbara are the owners of Ginger, delivered in the summer of 2004.  Barbara is also a free lance writer, and wrote an article about Sequoia as we were departing for the South Pacific.  See A Simple Plan on her "published works" page.