The crew of Yahtzee is Jill, Andy, Magnus and Porter Cross. We bought Yahtzee in June 2012 and moved aboard at Shilshole Bay Marina in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. In September 2014 we gave up our slip, sold our car and headed north for the San Juan Islands and beyond.
Our goal was simple: Cast off, explore, make memories and live each day in the moment together.
We’ve being doing just that ever since. Magnus joined our crew in Bellingham in late 2014 and 2015 was spent exploring British Columbia’s Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, Desolation Sound and more. In April 2016 we sailed down to the Columbia River and cruised as far up as Portland before participating in the 40th Oregon Offshore Race from Astoria, Oregon to Victoria, BC. From Victoria, we spent three spectacular months cruising around Vancouver Island and then enjoyed winter cruising again in Puget Sound and the San Juan and Gulf islands.
In February 2017 we left Puget Sound and sailed north up the outside of Vancouver Island and to Haida Gwaii before arriving in Alaska in late April. After cruising throughout Southeast Alaska for two months, we sailed across the Gulf of Alaska to Kodiak Island, the Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound. Of course, we couldn’t get enough of the The Last Frontier and ended up living in Seward through two winters so Jill could work and we could make some necessary upgrades to Yahtzee. We left Seward on May 24 with a plan to cruise more of Alaska for the summer and then turning south towards much warmer climes for the winter.