We are the people that are FREE!

 Passage people are those that have been met at anchorages or marinas or beaches or whatever along the way. They are featured perhaps because they are unique and special or because they are not, rather because they are just typical examples but of an extraordinary group. By being cruising boaties, all of these people have stepped off the well trod path and done something exceptional with their lives.


 Passage People by edition

 Passage People by boat names

  From The Coastal Passage, issue # 4

 Jenny & John of “Footloose”

“Life is too short for shit wine”, said Jenny.
What a pleasure to to be invited aboard the very elegant cruiser Footloose. After 2 bottles of wine were poured over the side, Jenny found one to her liking. A beautiful boat, great conversation, and a very nice drop. Life is good on Footloose!


  Robbie, Norm, & Richard of “Pretty Woman”

“We are a drinking team with a serious sailing problem!”

Caught in Nara Inlet “preparing” for Hammo race week.
Norm (center) is the “spiritual leader”. Robbie (left) is the “barman”, and Richard is the “fearless leader”. The rest of the crew was last seen following a trail of empty Captain Morgan Rum bottles in search of the boat!


 Keri & Tyrone
of “Sahara”

Ty & Keri, between them have logged a lot of miles between Asia & New Zealand. If you wnat to find these guys in a harbour, wait until sundown & listen for the laughter. Ty’s famous home brew beer, rum, and whatever else will have taken hold by then. They have way too much fun to grow up!



Helen & Nate of
“Sun Raiker"

Helen & Nate have a pretty and very interesting junk rig double ender. A special boat for a crew of unique perspective. The fitout of Sun Raiker is spacious and very “home like.” A beaut inside & out.


 Lyn & Tibor (left) with crew
Cristine & Doug of "Galifrae”

Just another bunch of transplants from Victoria who sailed up and said, “This will do!” Their beautifully fitted out 48ft. Steel ketch is now a Whitsunday local.

 Suzanne, Bonnie, & Greg
of “Peregrine”

Suzanne & Greg started their little sail from America with the year 2000 Baha Ha Ha, with a second in class finish. After covering just about every South Pacific Island on the way, they are here in Australia wondering what to do next. 25 year old Bonnie joined them for the Holiday.


(Bobs note.... The Peregrine crew have come to be important contributors to TCP and continuing their voyage, last heard of in the Med.)