Year Fifteen

Year 15

Year Fifteen Itinerary


Below is a list of the major places we will visit during year fifteen of our voyage.

Kiribati

Abemama, Nonuti, Tauma, Nonuti, Abemama, Maiana, Tarawa Island.

After clearing in at Tarawa Island, we sail back southeast down the atoll chain to Tauma, before reversing course and returning to Tarawa to clear out and head on to the Marshall Islands.

Y15A

Marshall Islands

Mili, Majuro, Maloelap, Wotje, Likep, Rongelap, Bikini, Kwajalein.

After a brief Qflag stop in Mili, we clear in at Majuro.  Then we sail northwest around the Marshall Islands, stopping at the far north, at Bikini, where the US set off a lot of nukes back in the fifties.  The radiation is no longer a problem if you don't go on land, so we can dive the wrecks.  Then we head south and clear out at Kwajalein Atoll.

Y15B

Micronesia

Lele Harbour, Pingelap, Mokil, Ponape, Pakin, Oroluk, Minto Reef, Weno, Nomwin, Pisaras.

We clear into the Federated States of Micronesia at Lele Harbour, then sail northwest, hoping along atolls until we reach Weno, the capital.  We clear out there and then sail north to Nomwin Atoll followed by Pisaras Atoll (Qflag flying for both overnight stops).  From Pisaras, we sail to Guam.

Y15D

Northern Mariana Islands

Guam, Rota Island, Saipan, Anatahan, Guguan, Shomushon, Agrihan, Asuncion Island, Farallon de Pajaros.

We clear into the Northern Mariana Islands at Guam, then sail north toward Saipan and then up the volcanic islands toward Okinawa and Japan.

Y15E

Japan: Okinawa

Naha, Ginowan, Zamami Islands, Motobu, Yoren-jima, Atetsu Bay, Naze.

We clear into Japan at Naha, then start out sail northeast up the islands toward the mainland of Japan.

Y15F

Japan: Kyushu & Honshu

Kyushu: Miyanoura, Akuneoshima, Nagasaki, Hirado-shima, Imazu, Shiinmoji.
Honshu: Green Tomato, Okinoshima, Niihama, Nio, Miyaura, Tan'nowa.

Reaching the southern mainland, we head up the western shore to Nagasaki, then cross into the Seto Inland Sea and take the protected waters until we reach Tan'nowa Yacht Harbor.

Y15G

Japan: Honshu

Shimoda, Tokyo

We sail back out into the Pacific Ocean and stop in Shimoda on our way to the capital, Tokyo, where we will spend some time touring.

Y15H

Japan: Honshu & Hokkaido

Honshu: Kuji, Kamikita.
Kokkaido: Hakodate, Muroran, Kushiro, Shikotan.

Continuing our sail north, we leave Honshu at Kuji and head into Hokkaido, making several stops on our way to the northern tip of Japan, clearing out at Kushiro.

Y15I

Kuril Islands

Severo-Kurilsk, Navy Town.

Leaving Japan, we sail northeast along the Kuril Islands, of Russia.  We stop at Severo-Kurilsk, flying the QFlay, and wait for a weather window to cross to Navy Town, USA.

Y15J

Alaska: Aleutian Islands (west)

Navy Town, Semichi Island, Buldir Island, Kiska Harbor, Semisopochnoi Island, Little Sitkin Island, Ogliuga Island, Tanaga Island.

On reaching Navy Town, we clear into the  USA and then head east along the Aluetian Island Chain.

Y15K

Alaska: Aleutian Islands (central)

Tanaga Island, Adak Island, Igitkin Island, Atka Island, Amlia Island, Seguam Island, Amukta Island, Chuginadak Island, Nikolski: Umnak Island.

Now turning northeast, we continue our way dashing along the Aleutian Islands toward the mainland of Alaska.

Y15L

Alaska: Aleutian Islands (east)

Mutton Cove, Unalaska Island, Unimak Bay, False Pass Island, Bear Bay.

We clear into Wallis and Futuna at the first island and then spend some time before heading southwest to the second island where we will clear out, now headed for Fiji.

Y15M

Alaska: Turnagain  Arm

Lefthand Bay, Chiachi Bay, Chignik, Ugaiushak Island, Kanatak Lagoon, Karluk: Kodiak Island.

Now heading up the Turnagain arm of Alaska, we reach the mainland after several stops.

Y15N

Alaska: Cook Inlet & Prince William Sound

Onion Bay, Carry Inlet, East Amatuli Island, Chisik Island, Port Graham, Kenai, Anchorage, Chrome Bay, Seward Marina, Evans Island, Perry Islands, Miners Bay, Valdez Marina, Tatitlek, Cordova.

Having completed the crossing of the Aleutian Islands, we head up Cook Inlet to Anchorage Alaska, then reverse course and go around the point, where we will sail around Prince William Sound.

Y15O

Alaska: Glacier Bay

Yakutat, Glacier Bay Park Offices, Wachusett Cove, Juneau Island,  Tracy Arm, Tracy Arm Glaciers, Sand bay, Read Island, Wrangell Marina, Change Island. 

We sail into Glacier Bay and visit several glaciers before sailing the inland passage south.

Y15P

British Columbia

Ketchikan Marina, Tingberg Island, Porcher Island, Low Lake, Butedale, Klemtu, Bella Bella, Ner Dwasons Landing.

Entering British Columbia, we continue to sail southeast on the inland passage route.

Y15Q

Vancouver Island and Washington.

Vancouver: Port Hardy Marina, Cracroft Island, Campbell River, French Creek Marina, English Bay.
Washington: Mail Bay, Fort Flagler, Seattle, Gig Harbor, Fort Flagler, Becher Bay, Neah Bay, Westhaven Cove Marina, Mott Island.

We sail past Vancouver Island on the inland waterway and then reach Vancouver before heading across the border into the US state of Washington.  We visit Seattle and Gig Harbor before leaving to start out voyage down the west coast of the US.

Y15R

Oregon & Northern California

Garabaldi Marina, McLean Point, West Basin Barina, Harbor, Crescent City Harbor, Humbolt Bay, Noyo River Marina, Bodega Bay.

We clear into Kiribati at Tarawa Island, then sail back south to Maiana and Abemama, where we end the year.

Y15S

California (Central and Southern)

Central: Richardson's Bay, Aquatic Park, Half Moon Bay, Santa Cruz, Monterey Bay, Morrow Bay.
Southern: San Miguel Island, Santa Barbara, Marina Del Ray, Isthmus Cove, Long Beach Marina, Newport Beach, Dana Point, Oceanside,  San Diego.

We sail down the California coast, visiting major ports along the way, until we reach Los Angeles (our home port).   After a stay there to visit friends and family, we had on down the coast and arrive at the southern border in San Diego.

Y15T

Mexico: Baha Peninsula

Todos Santos, Cedros Island, Bahia de Tortugas, Bahia Santa Maria, Cabo San Lucas.

We sail down the pacific west coast of the Baha Peninsula, arriving at Cabo San Lucas.

Y15U

Mexico: Mainland

Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo, Zihuatanejo, Acapulco..

We hit the major ports of the Pacific Ocean side of the mainland of Mexico along our route southeast.

Y15V

Costa Rica & Panama

Costa Rica: Marina Papagayo, Isla del Cano, Golfito.
Panama: Isla de Coiba, Panama City, Lago Gatun, Shelter Bay, Portobelo.

Leaving Mexico, we sail offshore to Costa Rica.  After three stops, we enter Panama and work our way around to the Panama Canal, this time going from the Pacific to the Atlantic.

Y15W

Southern Caribbean

Isla Serrana, Isla Serranilla, Port Royal (Jamaica).

We make two stops, with QFlag flying, at small islands, then end our Year in Port Royal, Jamaica.

Y15X

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