We've been tossing around ideas about how we want to handle the trip down the coast from Seattle to San Francisco. It's way too long a trip for us to do by ourselves, so we need to add some crew. We also have pretty limited offshore experience -- Art has done this trip once before on Pete and Bonnie's boat, while my offshore experience consists of a few trips from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay. It seems like what we want is a mentor -- and we're thinking the best way to get that is to hire a delivery skipper. We'll need at least one other crew. I've found a couple of prospects via google, but apparently there are either very few delivery skippers on the West Coast (unlikely) or you find them in other ways. Guess we need to start asking around.
Art and Jaye are both former IT managers. We've owned Arione for 10 years. In August 2010, we are setting off down the west coast to San Diego where we'll join the Baja Ha-Ha to Cabo. Our plans are to cruise Mexico for a while.