The Crew

Tao's new improved boat card
Tao's crew includes: Shawn White, Chris Jaquette and feline crew Grizzly. Both Shawn and Chris are trained as scientists (Watershed Ecologist and Fluvial Geomorphologist respectively) but have more recently been working on outfitting Tao, guiding multi-day expedition river trips, and teaching/practicing Bikram's Yoga whenever possible. We threw off the docklines from Berkeley, CA on November 15th 2008 and sailed (slowly) south to the Sea of Cortez. Over the next two years we enjoyed cruising in Mexico and in May 2011 sailed Tao west to Hawaii. We have spent a year cruising the Hawaiian Islands and are currently preparing to start sailing slowly south again through the South Pacific in the general direction of Australia.

Thanks for checking in on us! Fair Winds and Following Seas...

Shawn manning the storm spinnaker as we sailed north toward La Paz through the Cerralvo Channel, MX; Chris all foulied up as we exited windy lane (notice the fog bank behind us) and rounded Point Conception, CA toward the safey of Cojo Anchorage; Grizzly doing what she does best and helping us with navigation (note the log book above her).