Global Voyage

A Story About Sailing Around the World

Ray & Jenny aboard the ketch Suka

3 years, 35,000 miles, Nov 1982 - Jan 1986

Ray & Jenny Jardine

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In the early 80's Jenny and I spent three years aboard our ketch Suka, Sailing Around the World. This was an amazing trip and our favorite one of all. After the voyage I wrote a book, and now I have decided to publish it here, on our website.



World Map and Suka's Track

Please Note that Global Voyage is not open source. The book is owned by me, and I'm retaining all rights. I have placed it on my web page for all to read, but I'm asking that people do not copy any part of it to other websites or for other uses.

Ray and Jenny's

Global Voyage

A Book About

Sailing Around the World

Copyright (C) 2014, Ray and Jenny Jardine

Adventurelore Press

ISBN 978-0-9632359-1-6

774 photos


Three Years, 35,000 miles

Nov 1982 - Jan 1986

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"The Global Voyage book kept me spellbound and bleary eyed. I was along for the ride with the crew as new found friends. I especially liked how you dealt with "the comfort zone" that everyone has to deal with on a long adventure. Thanks for sharing." - Paul L.

"I've been reading your online book "Global Voyage" in between the pages of my calculus homework (sound familiar) and its great after all these years to get the full story. I can only imagine the excitement of setting sail out of San Diego!!! How fantastic!!! And the extra photos are awesome! It's very kind of you to publish such a book free but I'm sure the sailing community would be more than happy to purchase a hard copy. Just lookin' out for ya! Anyhow, thanks again for sharing this very special adventure of yours. Hope your having a wonderful spring!" - James Gibling

"Thank you for publishing your book, "Global Voyage". Your kind of story is my favorite style. The next chapter couldn't come soon enough. I enjoyed the sailing, and your island excursions are equally fun to read. Jenny's contributions exhale fresh air into the narrative, her keen observations a joy to read. Thanks for poking fun at your situation whenever the opportunity presented. A serious voyage indeed, but your humor keeps things from being too serious. The photographs, Wow! Photography doesn't get any better. So many perfect combinations of exotic colors and interesting perspectives; especially the ones including your comely blonde companion   Thanks again for living your dreams, and for sharing them too. I look forward to having a copy of this excellent book in hardcover sometime soon." - Will Lady

"Your book Global Voyage is wonderful. I feel like I'm right there with you on your incredible voyage. Ray you should publish it, it's amazing to read what it took to even get ready for such a daunting adventure. I really admire the two of lived your lifelong dream. You won't ever look back with regrets because you've sucked life dry!! Kudos to you both. I am in awe!" -Jeanne S.

"Global Voyage is excellent! Your writing has a natural flow about it that really brings the experience to life! Thank You! - Fred E.

"Just finished reading the Global Voyage. I enjoyed it immensely! Thanks for sharing with us!" Peter H.

"Totally enjoyed your book Global Voyage about you and Jenny and the Suka. Well worth the read." Karl G.

"Thank you both for publishing your Global Voyage book. Thank you for all your years of inspiration and encouragement." Michael W.

"I just caught up to your latest posting for the global voyage! Very sweet adventure, you set a high bar for those who think they live an 'active and adventure' filled life." Erik L.

"A great voyage chronicle. Interesting from beginning to end." -John R.

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> GV 001: Title Page
GV 002: TOC
GV 003: Dedication
GV 004: Preface
GV 005: Prologue
GV 006: Beginnings
GV 007: Work Done
GV 008: Making Ready
GV 009: Departure
GV 010: Sailing Credentials
GV 011: First Lesson
GV 012: Sextant Navigation
GV 013: Safety Harness
GV 014: Murphy's law
GV 015: Spirit of Adventure
GV 016: Holding On
GV 017: First Big Storm
GV 018: Storm Intensified
GV 019: Rolling Violently
GV 020: Mizzen Sleeping Bag'sl
GV 021: Freeing the Propeller
GV 022: Visits by Birds
GV 023: Crossing the Doldrums
GV 024: Nearing First Landfall
GV 025: Land Ho
GV 026: Fatu Hiva
GV 027: Trek Inland
GV 028: Anchor Watch
GV 029: Passage
GV 030: Hiva Oa
GV 031: Skin Diving Circus
GV 032: Almost Like a Jungle
GV 033: Polaris Missile
GV 034: Taiohaie Bay
GV 035: Cascade Hakaui
GV 036: Taipi Bay
GV 037: Cyclone Lisa
GV 038: Cyclone Nano
GV 039: Passage of Patience
GV 040: Tuamotu Archipelago
GV 041: Tahiti
GV 042: Cyclone Reva
GV 043: Secret Sharer
GV 044: Moorea
GV 045: Cyclone Veena
GV 046: Aftermath
GV 047: Good Weather in Papeete
GV 048: Huahine
GV 049: Raiatea
GV 050: BoraBora
GV 051: Rarotonga
GV 052: Tonga
GV 053: Fresh Air
GV 054: Tongan Feast
GV 055: Excursion to Maninita
GV 056: Mariner's Cave
GV 057: Fiji
GV 058: Ndravuni Island
GV 059: Mara Island
GV 060: Aneityum
GV 061: Noumea
GV 062: St Elmo's fire
GV 063: Breakwater Reef
GV 064: Bundaberg
GV 065: Life on the Burnett River
GV 066: Engine Sabotage
GV 067: Flying
GV 068: Aground in Round Hill Creek
GV 069: Gladstone Confinement
GV 070: Tropical Queensland
GV 071: Trip into Townsville
GV 072: Cairns Sojourn
GV 073: Cramped Cooktown
GV 074: Lizard Island
GV 075: The San Michelle
GV 076: Lost Mummy Cave
GV 077: Land's End
GV 078: Darwin
GV 079: Christmas Is
GV 080: Passage
GV 081: Cocos Keeling
GV 082: Crossing the Indian Ocean
GV 083: Rodriguez
GV 084: Mauritius
GV 085: Reunion Cirque de Mafate
GV 086: Reunion Cirque de Salazie
GV 087: Passage to Africa
GV 088: Kruger National Park
GV 089: Richards Bay
GV 090: Durban
GV 091: Port Elizabeth
GV 092: Cape Town
GV 093: Storm Passage
GV 094: St Helena
GV 095: Passage to Brazil
GV 096: Fortaleza
GV 097: Passage to Caribbean
GV 098: Bonaire
GV 099: Passage to Panama
GV 100: Panama
GV 101: Panama Canal
GV 102: Medidor
GV 103: Costa Rica
GV 104: Passage to Acapulco
GV 105: Acapulco to Cabo
GV 106: Baja
GV 107: Home Port
GV 108: In Retrospect
GV 109: Next Time
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