Challenged America volunteer sails to Tahiti, French Polynesia. Challenged America volunteer Marshall Lubin takes a break to sail to French Polynesia, a six week journey taking him from San Diego to Tahiti.
Voyaging thousands of nautical miles on a Beneteau 50, Marshall visits the Marquesas and the Tuamotu Archipelagos and the Society Islands. The names alone bring out dream images of turquoise water, lush islands and magical lagoons with names like Tahiti, Moorea, Rangiroa, Bora Bora.
Part 3 The Marquesas
As the paucity of wind continued, our last day on the ocean was powered by Tutto Bene’s motor bringing us to Nuku Hiva on the morning of May 29th. We were now members of the Pacific Puddle Jumpers, an informal group of sailors that had departed the west coast of the Americas to travel nearly three thousand miles to the Marquesas.
We entered the island’s main bay and anchored the boat. Needing to clear customs at the gendarmes, Bronte went ashore with our passports and associated paperwork so that we could properly enter French Polynesia.
Urban and David (Team Challenged America crew in the 2013 Transpac) have returned, under jib, to San Diego safe, and B’Quest is sound. More to come at an upcoming Press Conference (yet to be scheduled) at Fiddler’s Green Restaurant.
Challenged America Sailing Participants and Volunteers needed for the San Diego International Boat Show
Thanks to everyone who helped out at the Wooden Boat Festival this weekend.
This is a busy month for boat shows. The San Diego International Boat Show will take place this next weekend, Thursday through Saturday, June 20-23 at the Sheraton Harbor Island and Challenged America will have a booth to tell show attendees about our program.
Volunteers will be needed at the booth all four days of the show. Please reply to this email (Ahoy@ChallengedAmerica.org) if you are would like to help on one or more of the following shifts.