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West Coast Circumnavigators' List

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For many years, Latitude 38 magazine has kept the official roster of West Coast Circumnavigators. Our current list of West Coast circumnavigators is posted below, and we are looking for more information from readers. If you know someone who should be added to the list please email the details to , fax him at (415) 383-5816, or send a letter to Latitude 38, Attn: Andy Turpin, 15 Locust Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941.

This list is meant to note boats or people who have 1) left from and returned to U.S. West Coast ports or Hawaii on their circumnavigations; or 2) West Coast or Hawaii-based sailors who have done circumnavigations starting and ending in non-West Coast ports. Both skipper and any crew who have completed the whole trip qualify for mention here. The list is intended mainly for cruising boats, but we are happy to note anyone whose circumnavigation was completed during the course of a race. For anyone submitting names for that category, please note the name of the race along with the date(s) and we will include that as part of your listing.

Last Name, First Name(s) / homeport / years / boat type / boat name

* = singlehanded

Ackley, Sara & Stephen Crow / Ft. Lauderdale, FL / 1980-84 / Cal 2-46 / Carina
Alcorn, DeLoyce & Patricia / Marina del Rey / 1994-2001 / Rawson 30 / La Cabriole
Alexander
, Larry, Margaret & John / San Pedro / 1961-64 / 42-ft Monk ketch / Sea Fever
Allen, Rex & Joan / Vallejo / 1980-84 / Downeast 32 / Tavarua
Anderson, Norm & Lois / Boise, ID / 1986-93 / Tartan 37 / Sisu
Arnold, Ed / Menlo Park / 2001-02 / Brewer 35 / Nomad
Arnold family / Menlo Park / 1975-77 / Cumulant 33 / Nomad

Arnold, Geoff, Karen, Claire, Alexandra / San Jose / 2006-09 / Dufour 45 / Fafner
Atkin
, Edward & Bernice Houston / Brookings, OR/ 1977-97 / Acapulco 40 cutter / Oriana
Ayres, Jak / Kaneohe Bay / 1990-95 / Tartan 34 / Compadre
Baardsen
, Sigmund & Carol / San Pedro / 1992-2005 / Cheoy Lee Offshore 40 yawl / Mary T
Backhus, George / Sausalito / 1994-2011 / Deerfoot 2-62 cutter / Moonshadow
Bailey
, Larry & Maxine / Seattle / 1992-? / 43-ft Sceptre cutter / Shingebiss II
Baker, Paul & Suzette Connolly / 2000-06 / Cal 35 / Altair
Balding
, Gary & Jessie / Winchester Bay, OR / na / 30-ft sloop / Heart of Gold
Banta, Lloyd, Sandy, Ben & Lucy / Pt. Richmond / 1998-2005 / Chance 50 / Warrior
Barnhart
, Randal & Carole / Juneau, AK / 1998-2013 / 41-ft Yankee Clipper ketch / Westwind
Barthol
, Clark & Meta and Dennis Fontany / Marina del Rey / 1967-70 / 32.5' Piver Herald tri / Cetacean
Bazan, Anthony C. / Charleston, SC & Miami, FL / 1982-91 / 25-ft timber Folkboat / Troubadour and Snowbird 30-ft steel sloop / Freedom
Beard, Tom & Carolyn / Port Angeles, WA / 1984-91 / Tayana 37 / Moonshadow
Beasley family / Newport Beach / 1977-80 / 55-ft ketch / Lark (copy)
Becker
, Kathy & Jay / Newport Beach / 1977-83 / Cal 34 / Jocelyn
Beek, Clark / San Diego / 1999-2008 / Salar 40 ketch / Condesa
Beland
, Mickey & Ellie / Long Beach / 1979-82 / New Zealand 37 cutter / Aikane
Bercaw family / Goleta / 1971-75 / 38-ft Seawolf / Natasha
Bernwall, Hans & Carl Seipel / Richmond / 1970-76 / Alden 40 cutter / Fia
Black, Bill & Mary / Seattle / 1975-79 / Valiant 40 / Foreign Affair
Blondell, Anthony & Bertha / Coronado / #1 1977-80 / Garden Porpoise / Wayward Wind
Blondells / #2 1980-84
Blondells / #3 1987-94
Boden, Ed* / California / 1962-76 / Vertue 25 (engineless) / Kittiwake
Bradley, Scott / San Francisco/Grenada / 1996-2006 / Fuji 32 / INI
Braskett family / Santa Maria, CA / na / Peterson 44 / La Gitana
Braun Kurt & Katie / Alameda / 2002-13 / Deerfoot 74 PH Cutter/ Interlude
Brevig, Anne & Martin Vennesland / Vancouver, BC / 1991-2000 / 40-ft Gib'Sea 11.6m / Nor Siglar
Brown, Richard & Nancy / Brookings, OR / 3/28/01-2/13/11 / Shearwater 39 / Askari
Brown, Stephen* / Scotts Valley / 1985-89 / Bingham 32 cutter / Southbound
Bruneski, Don, Bridget & Paul / Vancouver, BC / 1979-86 / Hedley-Nicol 36 trimaran / Susurumba
Brutschy, Fred & Kapulei Zeller / San Francisco / 1985-2007 / Brewer 46 cutter / Nepenthe
Bryce, Don & Linda / Long Beach / 1985-95 / 40-ft ferrocement ketch / Green Dolphin
Bryson, Jamie, Marjore, Stuart / Wrangell, AK / 1983-88 / Rawson 30 / Ave del Mar
Bucknell
, Sarah & GB / Morro Bay / 1995-2009 / Norseman 447 / Djarrka
Burger
family
/ San Diego / 1997-2001 / 48' custom cutter rigged sloop / Windflower
Burke
, Jean / San Francisco / 1997-99 / 180-ft barque / Picton Castle
Burwick, James / San Diego / 2006-08 / Groupe Finot Open 40 / Anasazi Girl
Butler
, Alan / Pender Island, BC / 1984-86 / Heavenly Twins 26 (cat) / Amon-Re
Note: Listed in Guinness Book of World Records as "earliest solo catamaran circumnavigation"
Butler, Trace and Denise Kelley / Los Angeles / 1997-2001 / Cal 3-46, 1977 / Wanderlust
Byhre, Richard & Bonnie / Palm Desert / 1986-91 / Cal Cruising 36 / Windsong
Byrne, Dan* / Marina del Rey / 1982-83 / Valiant 40 / Fantasy
Note: First singlehanded BOC race round the world. He was former editor of LA Times
Caffari, Dee* / Portsmouth, UK / 11/05-5/06 / 72-ft Challenge / Aviva
Cain
, Clifford & Marian / Monterey / 1964-67 / 21-ft Giles yawl / Trekka
Caldwell, Brian* / Hawaii / 1995-96 / Contessa 26 / Mai (Miti) Vavau
Carson, Jack & Monica Gildersleeve / Vancouver Island / 1988-1993 / Swain 36 / Island Breeze
Case, Robert* / San Diego / 1998-2001 / Endurance 37 ketch / Suntrekka
Casher, Jeff & Gail / Marina del Rey / 1997-2005 / Liberty 458 / Sea Witch
Cattran, Chuck & Koko / San Pedro / 1989-98 / Peterson 44 / Kokana
Cayard, Paul #1 & Kimo Worthington, Steve Ericson, Josh Belsky, Chris Blewett #1 / CA/WA/BC / 1997-98 / Whitbread Race winner / Farr 60 / EF Language
Cayard, Paul #2 & Chris Blewett #2 / CA/BC / 2005-06 / Volvo Ocean Race / Farr Volvo 70 / Pirates of the Caribbean
Chapman
, Bill & Diana / Stockton, CA / 1992-99 / Swan 47 / Bones VIII
Chiles, Webb / San Diego / 1975-76 / Ericson 37/ Egregious / (first of five circumnavigations)
Chism, Don & Nancy / Manzanillo, Mexico / 1989-2012 / Westsail 32 / Bag End
Clack, Richard / Alameda / 2004-2011 / Catana 44 cat / Mystic Rhythms
Clark
, David #1/ Lafayette / 1987-91 / Pacific Seacraft Mariah 32 / See Me Now
Clark, David* #2 / Lafayette / 1999-2001 / Whittholz 42 / Mollie Milar / and Lello 34 / Mickey
Coghlan, Nick & Jenny / Vancouver Island, BC / 1985-89 / Albin Vega 27 / Tarka the Otter
Connolly
, Suzette & Paul Baker / 2000-06 / Cal 35 / Altair
Conrady
, Ray & Ramon Carlin, Keith Lorence, Bob Martin / San Francisco / 1973-74 / 65-ft ketch / Sayula II / Note: Ray was navigator on the '73-'74 Whitbread Race
Cook, Marilyn & Ted Holcomb / Oakland / 1953-57 / 50-ft schooner / Landfall II
Copeland Family / na / 1985-91 / Beneteau First 35 / Bagheera
Corenman, Jim & Sue / Alameda / 1992-2001 / Schumacher 50 / Heart of Gold
Crabill, Ken & Margaret / San Diego / 1991-2007 / Acapulco 40 cutter / Tomorrow
Crew, Bill & Jean / Ventura / 2005-2009 / Sundeer 60 / Pelican Express
Crocker
, Templeton / San Francisco / 1930-31 / 118-ft Nunes Bros. schooner / Zaca
Cronkhite
, Kaci & Nancy Erley / Seattle / 1995-2001 / Orca 38 / Tethys
Crouch
, Les / SoCal / mid-late '90s / Melson/Marek 68 / Maverick
Crow, Stephen & Sara Ackley / Ft. Lauderdale, FL / 1980-84 / Cal 2-46 / Carina
Ciszek, Curtis, Lettie and Eulalie / Seattle / 1982-86 / 42’ wooden ketch / Rough & Ready
Dashew
, Steve & Linda / SoCal / 1976-83 / Columbia 50 / Intermezzo
Davock, Mugs / Seattle / 1980-87 / Rhodes 41 / Shearwater
Deaver, Dick & BJ / Long Beach / late '90s / Farr 55 / Outta Here
Derivas, C.A., Kathleen Raab, Donna Ann Derivas, Theresa McCants / Long Beach /
1974-75 / 32-ft custom home-built cutter / Teachers' Pet III
Dobers
, Anne Crowley, Kara Dobers / San Francisco / 2007-2012 / Peterson 44 / Magnum
Dodge
, Robert, Grace, Alan, Janelle / Nanaimo, BC / 1994-2001 / Endurance 35 cutter / Nanamuk
Dopyera, Emil & Susan / SoCal / 1986-89 / 70-ft gaff-rigged schooner / Rachel B. Jackson
Douglas, Stu / Newport Beach / 2001-04 / Mariner 48 / Shangri-La
Duke, Gar & Nicole Friend / Sausalito / 2006-11 / Pacific Seacraft 40 / DreamKeeper
Earl
, Harley & Jennifer / Sausalito / 2004-06 / Hans Christian 41 / Manu Kai
Eastman, Peter & Addie / Santa Barbara / 1970-1973 / P-28 / Wa
Eckstein, Clint & Sarah / Anacortes, WA / 1997-99 / na / Shania Makai
Ellison, Buddy & Ruth / San Francisco / 1996-2007 / Hans Christian 48 / Annapurna
Erdmann, Wilfried* / Germany / 2001 / na / na
Erley
, Nancy #1 / Seattle / 1989-94 / Orca 38 / Tethys
Erley
, Nancy #2 & Kaci Cronkhite / Seattle / 1995-2001 / Orca 38 / Tethys
Farley
,Mike & Alix Bulajich, George De Neef / Alaska/CA / 1981-82 / S&S 65 / Alaska Eagle

Faustina, Steve & Mike Holtz / Oakland / 1998-2002 / Barnett 42 / Solitaire
Fleming, Kellogg & Diana / East Bay / 1982-92 / Garden 42 ketch / Swan
Foley, Jim & Lyn / Seattle, WA / 1991-2001 / Valiant 40, 1975 / Sanctuary
Fontany, Dennis & Clark & Meta Barthol / Marina del Rey / 1967-70 / 32.5' Piver Herald tri / Cetacean
Fouts, Robby & Robert & Kristi Hanelt / San Francisco / 1972-74 / 53-ft S&S yawl (1937) / Skylark
Francis
, Jack & Laura / Murphys, CT / 1984-90 / Westsail 32 / Tamarac II
Fulton, John & Chris / Kodiak, AK / 1991-94 / Cape George 36 / MEW
Gardner, David & Karen / San Francisco / 1988-2001 / Peterson 44 / Paragon
Gildersleeve
, Monica & Jack Carson / Vancouver Island / 1988-93 / Swain 36 / Island Breeze
Gillespie
, Ty & Helen / San Francisco / 1990-96 / Hans Christian 38 / Azura
Gooch, Coryn & Tony / Victoria, BC / 1998-2001 / 42-ft aluminum custom / Taonui
Gooch, Tony* / Victoria, BC / 2002-03 / 42-ft aluminum custom / Taonui
Gould
, Gary / Oxnard / 1999-2007 / Islander 36 / Pakele
Gounard
family (Marc, Doreen, Maya, Tristan) / Sausalito / 1999-2004 / 33-ft Simpson-designed Marc Gounard-built catamaran / Imani
Grab
, Christi & Eric / San Diego / 2007-09 / Nordhavn 43 / Kosmos
Graham
, Robin Lee / na / 1965-67 / Lapworth 24 / Dove / and Luders 33 / Return of Dove
Green, Don & Joyce / Seattle / 1986-98 / Lord Nelson 35 / Windy Thoughts
Griffith
, Bob & Nancy / na / 1959-78 / 3 times on 2 boats, both 52 footers / Ahwahnee
Gustavson, Rick & Jean / San Diego / 1984-91 / Westsail 28 / Mana
Guzzwell, John* / Washington / 1955-59 / 21-ft Laurent Giles yawl / Trekka
Halsey, Max & Maureen Piper / Maui, HI / 1980-87 / 42-ft trimaran / Whitebird
Halverson, Lloyd and Judy / Seattle / 1986-2001 / Skookum 34 (junk rig) / Batwing
Hanelt, Robert & Kristi and Robby Fouts / San Francisco / 1972-74 / 53-ft S&S yawl (1937) / Skylark
Hansen, Earl / Alpental, WA / #1 1969-76 / H-28 ketch / na
Hansen, Earl / #2 1984-93 / Peterson IOR sloop / Incredible
Hansen, Scott & Donna, Nathan & Celeste / Seattle / 1988-96 / J/36 / Bluejay
Harker
, Mike* / Lake Arrowhead / 2006-2007 / Hunter 466 / Wanderlust II
Harris
, Wes & Tim and Kevin Theberge / San Diego / 1991-93 / Adams 50 (steel) / Scorpio II
Hart, Ed* / San Diego / 1995-99 / Cascade 29 / Hooligan
Hartman, Jim & Fran / Seattle / 1997-99 / Tartan 48 / Cape St. James
Harwood, Pierre & Yvonne (siblings) / Vancouver, BC / 1999-2001 / Tayana 52 / Alcyone
Hass, Heidi & Wolfgang / Dana Point / na / Nordhavn 46 / na
Hatheway, Buzz & Maureen / San Diego / 1978-87 / Lapworth 36 / Gambit
Heckel, Jr., Harry (x2)* / Norfolk, VA / na & 1995-2005 / 32-ft Tahiti sloop / Idle Queen
Hellewell, Ken* / Seattle / 1999-2004 / C&C 38 / Topaz
Henderson
, Woody / Manhattan Beach / 2003-05 / Cal 33 / Low Key
Henry
, Pat* / Mexico / 1989-97 / Southern Cross 31 / Southern Cross
Hoffman, George / Moss Landing / 1984-92 / Westsail 32 / Io
Holcomb, Ted & Marilyn Cook / Oakland / 1953-57 / 50-ft schooner / Landfall II
Hollywood, Jim, Gini & Rebel (cat) / San Juan Capistrano / 1972-76 / 34-ft Seagoer / Calypso
Holtz, Mike & Steve Faustina / Oakland / 1998-2002 / Barnett 42 / Solitaire
Honey
, Stan #1 / Palo Alto / 2/7/04-4/5/04 / Jules Verne Trophy / 125-ft maxi cat / Cheyenne
Honey
, Stan #2 / Palo Alto / 2005-06 / Volvo Ocean Race / Koujoumdjiam-designed Volvo 60 / ABN Amro One
Honey
, Stan #3 / Palo Alto / 1/31/10-3/20/10 / Jules Verne Trophy / 105-ft VPLP G-class tri / Groupama 3
Hood
, Gerald / Aberdeen, WA/Miami, FL / 1978-82 / Rhodes 77 / Summer Wind
Houck
, John & Virginia / Lake Stevens, WA / 1981-87 / Fast Passage 39 / Joggins
Howell, Thomas & Pamela / San Diego / 1996-2009 / Farr 58 / Imagine
Hudson
, Beau & Annie / Inverness / na-1993 / Freya 39 / Lionwing
Humpthreys, Dan / Sausalito / 1975-77 / Brigantine / Romance & Swan 65 ketch / Diogenes
Hunter
, Louis & Sharon / Lafayette / 1997-2003 / Bruce Roberts 44 / Tin Can
Jackson
, Steve & Jo Ann / Port Ludlow, WA / 1997-1999 / Westerly 35 / Skylark
Jacobson
, Larry & Ken Smith / San Francisco / 2001-2007 / 50-ft sloop / Julia
Janes
, Steve / Zamboanga, Philippines / 1976-99 / 48-ft Horstman trimaran / Zoom
Note: First Zoom was lost in a hurricane in the Solomons. Built new boat from wreck and continued.
Jardine, Ray & Jenny / LaPine, OR / 1982-85 / CT-41 / Suka
Jennings, Roy & Tee / Inverness / 1984-88 / Freya 39 / Foxglove
Jessie, Jim & Diana / Oakland / 1985-92 / Lapworth 48 / Nalu IV
Johnson, Dick & KayD / Salcha, AK / 1997-2001 / 1977 Pearson 365 ketch / Mermaid
Johnson, Jim & Gwen / Chico Yacht Club / 1989-97 / Hallberg-Rassy 35 / Princess del Mar
Johnson
, Tony & Terry Shrode / San Francisco / 2001-03 / Ericson 39 / Maverick
Jourdane, John / Long Beach / 1989-90 / Whitbread Race / Farr 80 ketch / Fisher and Paykel
Kane
, Mike / Newport Beach / 1966-69 / 45-ft Piver tri
Katter, Bruce / Edmonds, WA / 1963-66 / Brittany 32 / Easterling
Kellam, Jim / Vancouver, BC / 2004-06 / Spencer 35 / Haulback
Kelley
, Denise & Trace Butler / Los Angeles / 1997-2001 / Cal 3-46, 1977 / Wanderlust
Kittel, Peter* / Morro Bay / 1992-98 / Chinook 35 / Tehani
Klein, Andre and Barbara / na / na / Passport 47 / Northern Lights
Knecht, Jerry & Sue / Tiburon / 1995-97 / Moody 425 / Nightwatch
Kostecki, John / Fairfax / 2002-03 / Volvo 60 / Illbruck
Krafft
, Don / Southampton, UK / 2004-05 / 72-ft Challenge / Me to You
Kraus
, Werner / Honolulu / 1988-96 / Union36 / Colombine
Labsch, Skip & Cass / Portland, OR / 1996-2002 / Palmer Johnson Standfast 36 / Sara
Lange, Donna* / Portland, OR / 1996-2002 / Southern Cross 28 / Inspired Insanity
Laparra, Olivier / Portsmouth, UK / 1999-2000 (Millennium Race) / Farr M 65 / Spirit of Juno
Lavery
, John & Mary / na / mid-'50s / na / Sitisi
Lawler, Michael / Newport Beach / 2007-10 / North Wind 47 / Traveler
Lawler
, Jean & Ben Wells / Emeryville / 1982-88 / Odyssey 30 / Dawntreader
Leech
, Jim & Charlie Peet / Sausalito / 1971-73 / 52-footer / Santana
Lemley, John & Derek Wade / Long Beach / 1998-2000 / Swan 65 / Coeur de Lion
Lewandowski
, Tomasz 'Tomek'* / Ensenada / 2007-2008 / Mikado 56 / Luka
Lewis, John & Maxey, Shawn / Panama / 2008-2013 / Tayana 37 / Active Transport
Lewis
, Joseph / Oakland / 1994-96 / Westsail 32 / Morning Wind
Lewis, Mike & Donna / San Diego / 1981-88 / 42-ft Lester Stone cutter / Helaine
Lhamon, Tad & Joyce / Bainbridge Island, WA / 1996-2002 / Alden 44 / Lyric
Lien
, Ardell* / San Diego / 2005-06 / Nor'Sea 27 / Catalyst
Liggett, Al & Beth #1 (E-W) / Agana, Guam / 1966-70 / 40-ft ketch / Bacchus
Liggett, Al & Beth #2 (W-E) / Agana, Guam / 1976-92 / 42-ft Perry cutter / Sunflower
Lisa, Brian, Max & Gina / na / na / Custom Merrill 40 / Glide
Lloyd, Sarah / Los Altos / 9/1/13-7/12/14 / Clipper 70 / Henri Lloyd
Loners, Tom & Nancy / Seattle / 1979-87 / Pearson 365 ketch / Knockabout
Long, Dwight / Los Angeles / 1934-38 / 34-ft ketch / Idle Hour
Longwell, Ed & Kathy / Modesto / 1987-94 / Downeast 45 schooner / Pegasus
Lorenzi, Bob / San Diego / 2000-05 / Nor'Sea 27 / Armido
Lubey
, Andy & Daneen / Unalaska, AK / 2003-13 / Hans Christian 41 / Rose
Lucid
, Morgan & Jane / Monte Sereno / na (7.5 years) / Kanter 48 / Trinity
Mather, Jim, Emma, Phoebe & Drake / Redondo Beach / 2005-2011 / Downeast 45 ketch / Blue Sky
Mante
, Ewout / na / 1985-86 (Whitbread Race) / Baltic 55DP / Equity & Law
Matzke, Karl, Jill, Ben & Cam / Palo Alto / 1997-2000 / Kennex 445 / Moondance
Mays, Julie & Chris / Newport Beach / 2005-07 / Swan 46 / Cisnecito
McCann
, Teets and Vickers / Long Beach / 1949-53 / 63-ft Al Mason schooner / California
McCarthy, Jack & Lynn / San Francisco / 1994-2002 / Peterson 44 / Southern Cross
McConn, Jim & Barb / Redondo Beach / 2004-2009 / Southern Cross 31/ Spanish Stroll
McGarry, Brian / San Francisco / 1972-85 / 42-ft gaff cutter / Fiona
McGill, Larry & Lena Blais / Friday Harbor, WA / 1998-2012 / Slocum 43 and Kady Krogen 42
McGowan
, Dave and Bob & Sarah Likly / San Francisco / 1984-87 / CT 54 / Small World
McNeese, Casey, Matt Smith, Jeff Stewart / Seattle / 2005-07 / LaFitte 44 / Sohcahtoa
McNeil, Frank and Janet / San Diego / 1983-94 / Yorktown 40 (homebuilt) / Isle of Barra
McQueen
, Duncan / Morro Bay / 1992-99 / Cal 39 / Thistle
Mendez, Ernie & Emily / San Jose / 1996-2000 / Cal 46 III / Quiet Times
Mery, Gordon & Joan / Portland / 1988-97 / Hardin 45 / Alegre
Messenger, Rob & Mary Miller / Dallas, TX & Sacramento / 1994-2004 / Finch 46 cutter / Maude I. Jones
Middleton, Frank / San Francisco / 1997-98 / Shannon 50 ketch / Bon Ami
Miller, Mary & Rob Messenger / Dallas, TX & Sacramento / 1994-2004 / Finch 46 cutter / Maude I. Jones
Miller, Rick, Patti, Jessica / Golden, CO / 2001-06 / 43-ft Lavranos aluminum cutter / Infidien
Milski
, Jim & Kent / Lake City, CO / 2010-13 / Schionning 49 / Sea Level
Minney
, Ernie / Newport Beach / 1977-80 / 82-ft schooner / Shearwater
Mitchell, Paul & Susan / San Diego / 1982-2007 / 58-ft Alden schooner / White Cloud and 38-ft steel sloop / Elenoa
Moenzer
, Dick / Puerto Escondido / na / 3-masted ferro schooner / Osprey
Mondloch, Kurt & Piella / Port Orchard, WA / 1996-2001 / Tatoosh 42 / Osprey
Moore, Jim & Molly / Portland / 1977-81 / Cascade 36 / Swan
Morgan
family / San Diego / 1970-77 / Seawitch 35 / Lualan
Ness, Jim* / Chula Vista, CA / 1992-97 / DownEaster 38, 1976 / Dream Merchant
Nicca, Jean (age 70*) / San Francisco / 1991-2006 / Passport 42 / Peregrine
Nickols
, Greg & Denise Schepens / Sausalito / 1999-2005 / Tayana 37 / Four Winds
Nielsen, Ralf / San Mateo / 9/1/13-7/12/14 / Clipper 70 / Switzerland
Niemann, Peter & Ginger / Seattle / 2006-2010 / 47-ft sloop / Marcy
Nish
, Arlo & Family #1 / Alameda / 1975-77 / Stevenson 65 yawl / Sonic
Nish
, Arlo & Family #2 / Alameda / 1985-88 / Wylie 65 yawl / Saga
Norcross, Bill and lady friends / San Francisco / 1957-58 / na / na
North, Lowell & Bea / SoCal / 1983-91 / Tayana 52 / Wanago
O'Connell, Jim / Seattle / 1989-95 / Hylas 42 / Moko Jumbi
Olton, Tina & Steve Salmon / Berkeley / 1993-2001 / Valiant 40 / Another Horizon
O'Neill, Brian & Mary Alice / San Diego / 1992-97 / Norseman 447 / Shibui
O'Neill, Kelly & Linda / San Francisco / 1985-91 / Brown Searunner 31 tri / Elmstreet
Palmer
, Lorraine / Southampton, UK / 2004-05 / 72-ft Challenge / Samsung
Pane
family / Newport Beach/Brisbane, Australia / 1996-2002 / Mason 53 / Dolphin Spirit
Pardey
, Lin & Larry / Newport Beach / 1968-79 / Lyle Hess 24 cutter / Seraffyn
Peet, Charlie, Marty Peet & Jim Leech / Sausalito / 1971-73 / 52-footer / Santana
Petersen, Merl / Redwood City / 1992-99 / 1930 75-ft schooner / Viveka
Peterson, Robert & Fay / San Francisco / 1984-90 / C&C 38 / Topaz
Peterson, William / Bodega Bay / 1996-2005 / Newport 41 / Kamera
Pfirrmann
, Don & Laraine / Alameda / 1997-2007 / Freya 39 / Iolanthe
Pidgeon
, Harry* #1 & #2 / San Pedro / 1921-25 & 1932-37 / gaff yawl / Islander
Pobjoy, Graham & Susan / Swanwick, UK / 1999-2001 / Oyster 49 / Sabbatical of Swanwick
Pugh, Ken & Paula Rauen / Olympia, WA / 7/1/06-6/28/09 / Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42 / Suzanne2
Purdom
, Gary / Bainbridge Island, WA / 2007-2008 / Clipper 68 / New York
Quinn
, Lee / San Francisco / 1962-70 / 45-ft ketch / Neophyte
Radcliffe
, Don & Katie / Santa Cruz / 1995-2007 / Beneteau First 456 / Klondike
Radder, Norman & Paula / Sausalito / 1988-97 / Cal 35 / Realtime
Raichart
, Al & Barb / Seattle / 1986-2000 / Valiant 40 / Aurora
Rector, Jim & Cindy / San Diego / 1979-89 / Alberg 35 / Rebel Yell
Reed, Richard & Doris / Molokai, HI / 1984-88 / 42-ft sloop / Satan's Doll
Reynolds, Earle, Barbara, Ted & Jessica & Niichi (Nick) Mikami / Honolulu / 1955-58 / 50-ft Japan-built wooden ketch / Phoenix of Hiroshima
Riley, Dawn #1 & Amanda Swan-Neal / Marin County / 1989-90 / Farr 58 sloop / Maiden Marin
Riley, Dawn #2 / Marin County / 1993-94 / Whitbread 60 / Heineken
Riley
, Mike & Karen Falcon #1 / Coronado / 1985-90 / engineless Columbia 24 / Tola
Riley, Mike & Karen Falcon #2 / Coronado / 1992-2003 / Dickerson 41 / Beau Soleil
Robben, Frank / Berkeley / 1991-95 / S&S 73 custom yawl / Kialoa II
Roth
, Hal #1 / San Francisco / 1986-87 / Santa Cruz 50 / American Flag
Roth
, Hal #2 / San Francisco / 1990-91 / Santa Cruz 50 / Sebago
Routt, Jim / Alameda / 2002-2010 / Valiant 40 / Alii Kai Too
Rowe
, Jeannie & Bob / San Francisco / 1981-2002 / Brewer 35 / Salacia
Rowland, Robert / Reston, VA / 1990-94 / Golden Gate 30 / Kiana
Rudiger, Mark / Marin County / 2002-03 / Volvo 60 / Assa Abloy
Saarman
, Irma & Paul / San Francisco 1980-82 / Columbia 50 / Rapture
Salmon, Mark & Laraine / Alameda / 1988-92 / Standfast 36 / Arietta
Salmon, Steve & Tina Olton / Berkeley / 1993-2001 / Valiant 40 / Another Horizon
Salvaneschi, Michael* / Ventura / 1995-2002 / 38-ft cutter / Mika
Sandstrom
family / Oakland / #1 1975-80 / Cross trimaran / Anduril
Sandstrom family / #2 1988-90 " " "
Saxon, Bob & Marge / Round Pond, ME / 1986-96 / Channel Cutter 30 / Tusitala
Schepens, Denise & Greg Nickols / Sausalito / 1999-2005 / Tayana 37 / Four Winds
Schmeller, Eileen & Eddie Sheufelt / Portland, OR / 1988-93 / Hallberg-Rassy Mistral 33 sloop / Nubian then Athanor
Schrader, Mark* / Stanwood, WA / 1986-87 / Valiant 47 / Lone Star
Schwab, Bruce* / Alameda / 2002-03 / Around Alone Race and / 2004-05 / Vendee Globe Race / Tom Wylie-designed Open 60 / Ocean Planet
Scott
, Tom* / Menlo Park / 1989-94 / Folkes 39 steel cutter / Nepenthe
Sedwick, Keith / San Francisco / 1986-91 / Ohlson 38 / Toucan
Seipel, Carl & Hans Bernwall / Mill Valley / 1970-76 / Alden 40 cutter / Fia
Shamhart, Bill & Carol / San Francisco / 1979-86 / Kettenberg 50 / Shammy
Shane
, Roger / Berkeley / 1978-88 / CSY 44 cutter / No Name
Sherman family / Corte Madera / 1994-99 / Stevens 47/ Rubaiyat
Sheufelt, Eddie & Eileen Schmeller / Portland, OR / 1988-93 / Hallberg-Rassy Mistral 33 sloop / Nubian then Athanor
Shrode, Terry & Tony Johnson / San Francisco / 2001-03 / Ericson 39 / Maverick
Siebert
, Andy & Jan / Long Beach / ? -1987 / Columbia 44 / Bug Off
Sies
, Allan & Clyde / San Pedro / 1970-73 / New Yorker 35 / Siestar
Sink
, Jim & Susy / Dana Point / na / Nordhavn 46 / na
Skidmore
, Tony* / Victoria, BC / 1994-96 / Albin Vega 27 / Lorna Doone
Skladal
, Conrad & Charlotte / San Francisco / 1983-97 / home designed & built / Wisp
Smeeton, Miles & Beryl / Victoria, BC / 1951-69 / 46-ft ketch / Tzu Hang
Smith
, Ken & Larry Jacobson / San Francisco / 2001-2007 / 50-ft sloop / Julia
Smith
, Matt, Casey McNeese, Jeff Stewart / Seattle / 2005-07 / LaFitte 44 / Sohcahtoa
Smyth, Randy / Huntington Beach / 2000-01 / 110-ft G-cat / Team Adventure
Socrates
, Jeanne* / Vancouver, BC / 10/22/12-7/8/13 / Najad 380 / Nereida
Spanjian, Mark / San Diego / 1991-96 / Panda 40 / Pandarosa
Sproul
, Jerry / South Florida / 1994-98 / Valiant 42 / Pacific Avenue
Stanford Family / Anacortes, WA / 1997-2002 / LaFitte 44 / Margarita
Steele, Tom #1 / Newport Beach / 1950-55 / Tahiti ketch / Adios
Steele
, Tom #2 / Newport Beach / 1957-63 / Tahiti ketch / Adios

Stewart, Jeff, Matt Smith, Casey McNeese / Seattle / 2005-07 / LaFitte 44 / Sohcahtoa
Stewart John / Southampton, UK / 10/04-07/05 / 72-ft Challenge / BP Explorer
Stotts, Chuck & Hertha / Seattle, WA / 1979-83 / Valiant 40 / Albatross
Sunderland
, Zac* / Marina del Rey / 2008-09 / Islander 36 / Intrepid
Sutcliffe, Mike & Rae / Vancouver, BC / 1992-97 / Maple Leaf 42 / Stepping Stone
Sutton, Stan, Caren, Liz & Jen / San Francisco / 1981-89 / Westsail 43 / Marinka
Swan-Neal, Amanda & Dawn Riley #1 / Friday Harbor, WA / 1989-90 / Farr 58 / Maiden Marin
Taber
, Don & Anne / 2005-09 / Santa Cruz / Marples 44 tri / Redwood Coast II
Taylor
, Buzz / Burlingame / 1984-89 / Custom 49-footer / Ishi
Testa
, Serge* / Berkeley / 1984-86 / 12-ft custom / Acrohc Australis
Testa, Serge & Robin / Berkeley / 1995-97 / 60-ft custom / Encanto
Theberge, Kevin & Wes & Tim Harris / San Diego / 1991-93 / Adams 50 (steel) / Scorpio II
Thorndike, Karen* / Seattle / 1996-98 / Rival 36 / Amelia
Triplett, Ray & Shirley / Lafayette / 1973-80 / 46-ft Garden ketch / Morning Star
Note: He later wrote a book about the trip: Voyage of Commitment
Twidale, Bill & Maryanne / Port Townsend / na / Cape George 31 / na
Urbanczyk, Andrew* / San Francisco / 1984 / na / na
Van Klompenburg, Jeff & Janet / San Francisco / 1992-2000 / 42-ft Garden ketch / Halcyon
Van Liew, Brad* #1 / Santa Monica / 1998-1999 / Open 50 / Balance Bar
Van Liew
, Brad* #2 / Santa Monica / 2002-03 / Open 50 / Tommy Hilfiger Freedom America
Vance
, Stephen and Marja / Dana Point / 1979-86 / Cal 2-27 / Twiga
Vennesland, Martin & Anne Brevig / Vancouver, BC / 1991-2000 / 40-ft Gib'Sea 11.6m / Nor Siglar
Vielhauer, Hans / Penngrove / early '90s / Cal 40 / Chapparal
Vincent, Dean* / San Diego / 1977-80 / Samson 39 ketch / Eos
Voss, John / Victoria, BC / late 1800s / 35-ft cedar dugout canoe / Tilikum
Wade, Derek & John Lemley / Long Beach / 1998-2000 / Swan 65 / Coeur de Lion
Wang, Howard & Judy / Ventura / 2005-2012 / Kennex 42 cat / Laelia
Warren
, Fritz #1 (W-E) / Johor, Malaysia / 1987-90 / Celestial 48 cutter / Truly Fair
Warren, Fritz #2 (E-W) / Sausalito / 1991-95 / Celestial 48 cutter / Truly Fair
Waterhouse, Kelly & Kelly / Seattle, WA / 2005-09 / Dufour 35 / Moorea
Waters
, Thomas / Sausalito / 1979-86 / Islander 34 / Tiama
Weeger, Teri & Greg / Huntington Beach / 2006-09 / Beneteau 473 / Greetings
Wells
, Ben & Jean Lawler / Emeryville / 1982-88 / Odyssey 30 / Dawntreader
West, Gillian / Vancouver, BC, Canada / 1993-2005 / 34-ft cutter / Khamsin
Wessbecher, Roy / Santa Clara / 1993-1999 / Columbia 34 MkII / Breta
Wiese, Craig / San Diego / 1991-96 / Panda 40 / Pandarosa
Wilcox
family / Palo Alto / 1973-78 / 40-ft Eastport Pinky cutter / Vela
Wilhelm, Tim / San Clemente / 1989-94 / Dreadnought 32 ketch / Dulcinea
Wilson, Dick & Lona / San Francisco / 1991-93 / Stevens 47 / Kite
Winer, Trevor & Christine / San Francisco / 1992-2003 / Gallivant

Wolff, Horst & Julia / Paradise / 4/08-3/13 / Island Packet 35 / Pacific Star
Woods
, P. Alice & Anne Bayly / Campbell River, BC / 5/13/12-8/2/13 / Vancouver 38 / True Blue III
Wotruba
, Pat & Dick / Santa Barbara / 2002-? / Kelly Peterson 44 / Crusader
Yellen, Stuart & Ann / San Francisco / 1988-2004 / Valiant 40 / Annie's Song

Young, Max / San Francisco / 2000-2012 / Perry 47 / Reflections
Zeller
, Kapulei & Fred Brutschy / San Francisco / 1985-2007 / Brewer 46 cutter / Nepenthe

THE RECORD HOLDERS FOR ALL CIRCUMNAVIGATIONS

Fastest Solo Circumnavigation
57 days, 13 hours, 34 minutes
Joyon, Francis* / Locmariaquer, France / 2007-08 / 97-ft Irens/Cabaret G Class tri / IDEC 2

Fastest Crewed Circumnavigation

45 days, 13 hours, 42 minutes, 53 seconds
Loick Peyron, skipper, and a crew of 13 / Brest, France / 11/22/11-1/6/12 / 131-ft VPLP G-class tri / Banque Populaire V

First Circumnavigation
Magellan, Ferdinand / Portugal / 1519-1521 / 90-ft carrack / Victoria
Of the 240 crewmembers and five ships that set out with Magellan, only 18 men and one ship, the Victoria, survived to complete the circumnavigation. Magellan himself was not among them, having been killed by natives in the Philippines. The survivors were led by Spaniard Juan Sebastián Elcano, who assumed command of the expedition after Magellan’s death.

First Solo Circumnavigation
Slocum, Joshua / Nova Scotia / 1895-98 / 37-ft sloop / Spray
Slocum and Spray disappeared on a voyage to the Caribbean in 1909.

First Nonstop Solo Circumnavigation
Moitessier, Bernard / 1968-1969 / 39-ft ketch / Joshua
(via the five great capes)

First Nonstop Solo Circumnavigation, Port-to-Port
Knox-Johnston, Robin / 1968-1969 / 32-ft ketch / Suhaili
(via the three great capes)

Oldest Circumnavigator, non-stop
Saito, Minoru (age 71) / Japan / 2004-05 / Adams 50 / Challenge 7 (ex-Shuten-Dohji)

Oldest Circumnavigator, with stops
Heckel, Harry (age 89) / Jacksonville / 1995-2005 / Dreadnought 32 / Idle Queen

First West Coast Circumnavigator
Pidgeon, Harry / San Pedro / 1925 & 1937 / gaff yawl / Islander
Pidgeon was also the first sailor to complete two solo circumnavigations.

First Nonstop Solo West Coast Circumnavigator
Socrates, Jeanne* / Vancouver, BC / 10/22/12-7/8/13 / Najad 380 / Nereida

First Japanese West Coast Circumnavigator
Niichi (Nick) Mikami / Honolulu (Hilo to Hilo) / 1955-58 / 50-ft Japan-built wooden ketch / Phoenix of Hiroshima

First West Coast Women Solo Circumnavigators
Henry, Pat / Mexico / 1989-97 / Southern Cross 31 / Southern Cross — via Panama.
Thorndike, Karen / Washington / 1996-98 / Rival 36 / Amelia — traditional circumnavigation route via the great capes.

Sir Robin-Knox Johnston has started a list of all solo circumnavigators. See his website at www.robinknox-johnston.co.uk/da/20103.

Last updated: August 21, 2014

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