Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Cirrus has Finished!

On Tuesday morning, at around Oh-dark-thirty (0200 actually), several "friends of Cirrus" were at KYC listening to the VHF radio. We heard the KYC escort vessel Nore hail Cirrus on channel 68, saying welcome to Kaneohe Yacht Club. About a half hour later, the crowd assembled at slip G54 to peer into the darkness and wait for the lights of Cirrus to appear. As the lights ghosted closer and closer, we began to be able to make out her distinctive pointed bow and gray hull, and the cheering started. And here she is, sliding into the slip, with camera flashes exploding in all directions. Welcome Home Cirrus, and, to the crew, welcome back into the warm embrace of friends and family. Well done.


  1. Aloha Cirrus Crew!
    Well done. You are probably happy to be on firm ground again but it sounded like you had a great time, and as time goes by it will seem even better.
    I shall miss reading of your daily adventures.
    Have a wonderful time back home or on vacation!

  2. Aloha Dad and all of the Cirrus Crew
    Congrats on a great job. I'm glad to hear you are all on solid ground now after a wonderful crossing. I shall miss reading all about your wonderful adventures and lovely meals.
    I am on my own vacation now so I shall let you get on with your festivities.

  3. Congrats and welcome back to terra firma! Job well done!


  4. Aloha and Congrats!
    What a great adventure. I enjoyed reading about your travels across the big blue. Happy for your safe return.

  5. Congrats, and yes, I too will miss the running commentary.
    The appropriate verse today is probably from Houseman:

    Home is the sailor, home from sea:
    Her far-borne canvas furled
    The ship pours shining on the quay
    The plunder of the world.

    And the plunder of the world in this case is your finish and a safe and prosperous vogage apparently filled with bonhomme!

    Again, congratulations!

  6. Hi, Bill and crew!
    Chris and I are home again, and we want to express how much it meant to us to be part of your adventure through this blog and by being able to greet you and celebrate with you when you finished. You gave us the opportunity to meet wonderful people in both your crew and in the people who manage the Pacific Cup and the KYC. We had a vacation we will never forget, and we have you to thank for it.
    - Agnes