Starr- 1st blog entry 2015

Starr- 1st blog entry 2015

My last post to this blog was in 2014 when we had just “splashed’ Starr after her extensive refit.


I did not want to make any new posts until I had finished my sea trials. Our sea trials have been 4700nm of running, beginning in May of 2014 (and you can talk to me offline once we arrive in Hawaii if you would like hear about lessons I have learned – what to do and what not to do.

We pulled into Neah Bay last night at 2000, with a full gorgeous moon and calm waters.

We are still finishing up final boat prep to depart on a rhumb line to Hawaii.

We have a great crew on board:

Douglas Cole- an experienced ocean sailor and a CCA member

Douglas MacQuarrie-owner of the Nordhavn 46 Penguin

Plus the regulars: Don and Sharry

We will be heading out this morning into Northerlies of 15-25 knots; our first waypoint will be 43N 128W.

We will try to keep you posted as we practice with our new Iridium Go, using some new technology that Ken Williiams, through his Talkspot Blog (, has developed to do direct posts to this blog.

Don Stabbert
  • Douglas McClaflin
    Posted at 11:32h, 27 September Reply

    SUBJECT: Re: Starr- 1st blog entry 2015

    Sounds like you are on your way. Safe passage and calm seas.

    Doug & Cindy

  • Milt Baker
    Posted at 13:29h, 27 September Reply

    SUBJECT: Re: Starr- 1st blog entry 2015

    Hi Guys,

    Congratulations on completing your sea trials, being ready to go, and
    taking off the dock lines!

    We heard on the grapevine that you may not be continuing on to the South
    Pacific. It’s hard to beat the 50th State, and no doubt your slip at WYC

    We wish you a smooth passage all the way–and much aloha,

    Milt & Judy


  • Tracey Worth
    Posted at 13:36h, 27 September Reply

    SUBJECT: RE: Starr- 1st blog entry 2015

    Aloha Don & Sharry, congrats on your overhaul!
    We look forward to seeing you arrive safely.
    May fair winds and calm seas escort you into our Islands.
    Yours in Health, Capt. Angela & Tracey Worth 808-341-9651

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  • Diana and Jim Freeland
    Posted at 17:41h, 27 September Reply

    SUBJECT: Bon voyage

    You, the crew, and especially Starr look great. Have a great time.Jim & Diana

  • Tad Lhamon
    Posted at 00:15h, 28 September Reply

    SUBJECT: Bon voyage Starr

    Safe travels to Don and Sharry plus the two Dougs! Sounds like a dream crew. Hope the eclipse viewing last night was spectacular from your vantage. Here in Venice the moon never made it in our window. Cheers, Tad and Joyce

    Tad Lhamon 206.427.8463 Sent from my iPad

  • peter anderson
    Posted at 01:43h, 28 September Reply

    SUBJECT: RE: Starr- 1st blog entry 2015

    Don & Sharry: I have really enjoyed the refit blog and please keep us informed of your further adventures aboard Starr. The boat really looks fantastic. Bon voyage and keep safe. Peter & Eileen

  • Richard and Kim
    Posted at 13:38h, 28 September Reply

    Love, light, and God’s speed on your exciting journey!

  • Joe and Natalie
    Posted at 01:12h, 30 September Reply

    Enjoy the ride Dad! Sending aloha to you, and awaiting your safe arrival in paradise. Natalie and I hope to come say hello once you are on island.

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