Royal Victoria Yacht Club
20 Oct 2015 1900h
Members $5 / Non-Members $10
Traversay III is a Waterline 43 designed by Ed Rutherford and built of steel at Sidney, British Columbia in 2000. She is cutter rigged with roller furled genoa and hanked on staysail. She is 45 feet overall with a 13 ½ foot beam and 7 ½ foot draft.
Owners Laurence Roberts and Mary Anne Unrau have sailed over 90,000 miles in the boat since her first launch. They have crossed every meridian and reached latitudes from 65 S on the Antarctic Peninsula to 80 N at the northwest tip of Spitsbergen. Ports of Call have included such diverse spots as Pitcairn, South Georgia, Hamburg, Darwin and the Northwest Passage with many places in between.
In 2013 they sailed from St. Katharines Marina, London in late March and voyaged to Victoria, British Columbia in October via south English ports, the Irish Sea, the Hebrides, Iceland, Greenland, the Northwest Passage and Alaska.
Their summer 2014 voyage started and ended from with a departure from the Causeway Marina, Victoria in mid-April 2014 in a North Pacific circuit with stops in Mexico, Hawaii, King Cove Alaska and a return to Victoria heading south from a Canadian landfall in Prince Rupert.
The couple have made their home aboard their boat since 2001, and have wintered at the Causeway Marina in Victoria since their arrival from the Northwest Passage on October 30, 2013.