Nanaimo Yacht Club, NE end of Townsite Rd., Nanaimo, BC
19 Oct 2017 1900h-2200h
Members $5 / Non-Members $10
John Cuzner and Elizabeth Gregory
John and his J’Sea have sailed many rallies, sailing over 100,000 nm, most of them offshore, in 3 different sailboats with the name J’Sea. The Fort Lauderdale to Puerto Vallarta journey via Panama was made on J’Sea, a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 44i (45.1 LOA) and they will share the highs and lows of this trip.
Departing Florida in March 2016, they were involved in a refugee rescue with the US Coast Guard and had a passenger pigeon take over the helmsman’s seat. Passing the Florida Keys and the east side of Cuba, they stopped in Jamaica after a four day journey.
Then J’Sea headed directly to the Panama Canal. After a week waiting for a Canal transit date, the transit was quite eventful – hear the details! Also learn about the new, expanded Canal project underway. Following Panama, J’Sea made her way to Puerto Vallarta with new crew, then was loaded on a truck for Bellingham and home.
For those thinking of sailing east rather than south and west through the Pacific, you will appreciate John and Liz sharing their experiences.