Challenged America Volunteer Sails to Tahiti (Part 2/4)

Roughing it: San Diego to Tahiti by Marshall Lubin

P1010973 Marshall at helmChallenged 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.

Chapter 2: Trouble in Paradise

Then there was our passenger. The woman who refused to watch a video on sailing and be a part of the crew decided she would rather sit and watch. She had a fight with her boyfriend and not getting sufficient satisfaction from berating him started in on me. I was sleeping in my cabin, door ajar, and was summoned to the saloon. I refused, stating, “I’m busy, sorry, can’t come out!” Difficult to support that statement when she could look in the cabin and see I was lying in my bunk. So…I complied, even though I didn’t want to be part of a festering problem, didn’t want to get involved in their argument. I could foresee disaster resulting from this coming encounter. Continue reading

Challenged America Volunteer Sails to Tahiti (Part1/4)

Roughing it: San Diego to Tahiti by Marshall Lubin

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.

Chapter 1: Sailing to the Marquesas

Early Saturday morning as I parsed my emails, I noticed a sailing invitation from an Aussie that was leaving San Diego on his fifty foot sloop. Short of crew, he needed another body, especially one with blue water experience. Contacting Bronte, the owner of the sloop, we met and discussed the impending voyage. Deciding that this was an invitation not to be capriciously dismissed, I scraped off the sclerosing barnacles from my crusty backside and geared up for a puddle jump to French Polynesia.

Tutto Bene 50' Beneteau

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Team Challenged America Thanks Supporters

The fundraiser at Fiddler’s Green was a success, thanks to all the volunteers and supporters for donating time, products and services

Please check out the following businesses who donated products and services

David Koos and Entech Biotech

Flirt in Point Loma

San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina

Good Point Gasoline

Point Loma Village Florist

Ocean Beach Auto Body

Seaforth Boat Rentals

Casa Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant

Notorious for Hair

Grape Connections

Old Venice Restaurant

Authentic Pilates by Maja

The Luxurious Hercor Urban Boutique Hotel

Chef Corky Mata

San Diego Chiropractic Group

Lonnie’s health and Wealth

The Venetian Restaurant

La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic

Action Sports Rental

Cottonwood Golf Club

O’bistro Cafe

Hipp Marine

Hodad’s

Ann Butler

A big thank you to Steve Rock for the use of his restaurant Fiddler’s Green and the band “The Reflectors” playing during the event.

 

 

Eat, Drink, Dance and support Challenged America Transpac 2013, June 2nd

Team Challenged America Transpac 2013

Urban Miyares and Dave Hopkins are double handing the Transpac!  
They need your support!!!
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Join us at Fiddlers Green – Eat, Drink, Dance and support this amazing adventure

Date: Sunday, June 2nd
Time: 1-4 pm
Location: Fiddlers Green
Band: The Reflectors
Raffle: 2:00
Silent Auction: 3:30

Team Challenged America Transpac 2013 fundraiser featuring  The Reflectors
Challenged America: Let’s do the 2013 Transpac

What began as an impossible dream in 1991 (to do the Transpacific Yacht Race from Los Angeles to Honolulu), is now a reality at the San Diego-based Challenged America program of sailors with disabilities.

 

Challenged America – Team Challenged America Transpac 2013

FIDDLERS GREEN

2760 Shelter Island Drive, SD, 92106 619-222-2216

 RAFFLE & SILENT AUCTION
Some Raffle Items
Action Beach & Bay Rentals, HS salon haircut, Frestone Auto Care oil change, $20 gift cards from Hodads…yum, Cabrillo pet hospital gifts, Ocean Beach Autobody detail service..
Some Silent Auction Items
Corky Mata- Have cook will Travel- $400 value, Fender Aerodyne Statocaster guitar- $700 value,(6) $150 gift cards for massage services at Lonnies Massage………

DONATIONS

You can also send your  tax-deductible donation check to:

Challenged America
Sunroad Resort Marina
955 Harbor Island Drive, Suite130
San Diego, CA 92101

or donate online through PayPal
We Thank You!

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To Volunteer Call:
Challenged America Office: 619-523-9318