Morpheus was designed by Carl Schumacher, built by Davie Norris Boatbuilders in New Zealand and launched in 2002. She spent her first 18 months cruising the South Pacific before reaching her home port of San Francisco. Since that time, Morpheus has been raced and cruised extensively. This blog will document her ongoing adventures.
Our “plan” is to sail through New York Harbor on November 11th and turn right heading for St. Martin in the Caribbean. If all goes well we will arrive 8 days later and another winter season in the Caribbean will begin!!
We will do our best to post daily blog updates. But, with #1 delivery crew Mike Wallach staying home for this one who knows if that will actually happen.
Bob Gregory – My brother! Bob is currently #8 on the all time Morpheus delivery miles list. He has 8,750nm onboard and is on a mission to catch Mike Wallach who leads all non family members. Bob also sailed North from St. Martin this past June.
Doug Jorgensen – we met at UC Berkeley in 1979! He is a lifelong sailor and currently ranks 11th with 4,350 delivery miles onboard Morpheus.
Steve Wright – this is Steve’s first passage onboard Morpheus, but far from his first trip offshore. We are lucky to have him. We all met as a result of sailing Etchells in San Diego. Many years ago…