Departure Day: Panama to French Polynesia

Departure from Panama City to Hiva Oa, Marquesas, 4,000 nautical mile trip, of open ocean sailing, with no place to stop.  There are 3 of us on board, Rick & I and our good friend, Matthias, we will take 3 hr watches, for the approximately 21 day crossing.  (At least, that is the plan.)  We are so EXCITED!  Beyond EXCITED…………….. Yesterday, we completed our provisioning of food, since no place to just run to the grocery store for supplies. Food has been washed & stored.  Hopefully, preventing from loosing any of it during transit, due to rot or food gremlins.   Rick has checked us out today & obtained our ZARPE for French Polynesia.

GOD IS GREAT!  We are in good hands!  Godspeed to Everyone!

We can be tracked at:

Text Only:  310-905-5834, Please send no attachments & remove previous message or we won’t be able to download it.


JAMES 4:13-16  “Now listen, you who say, today of tomorrow we will go to this or that place…..Why you don’t even know what will happen tomorrow.  What is your life?  You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.  Instead, you ought to say, if it is the LORD’S will, we will live and do this or that.”

If it is THE LORD’S WILL, we will leave Panama today, 7/10/2018


To text & track us

Please no attachments & remove the quoted previous message or we won’t be able to download it.

Also, always carbon copy :

(quote from Iljya)  That way we can read it later, even if aliens steal the satellite transmission. (not likely)

Hello Family and Friends,

     We hope 2018 will prove to be a beautiful year for everyone.

     We are writing to you because you had shown an interest in our
website.  The website is up and the address is:


Come sail with us on our adventure and Not Get Wet or have too do a 3am

     We hope you will find the site interesting and informative, but don't
set your expectations too high - we are just a couple of regular
people.  Stop back to it now & then, as there will be updates and new
information to share.

     We are currently in Florida, patiently awaiting a good weather window
to safely sail our over-loaded boat of donations to Haiti.

     Please, Do Something Nice for Someone Everyday!

Rick & Teri-Jo Rogge
s/v Oceans