Voyaging with Velella: Sailing Fresh Waters

By: American Sailing Association, Sailboats

Continuing the Voyaging with Velella series by ASA writer-at-large Meghan Harvey. Meghan and her husband Prescott have been cruising aboard their boat Velella for the past 8 months, first in Mexico and now in the Pacific Northwest. As we left huge forests of kelp and throngs of sea lions behind outside the Columbia River bar, I imagined Velella relaxing as the salt crustings from over a year in the Pacific dissolved into the fresh river water. We had no place being in this river really‚Äďas a heavy full-keeled ocean-going cruiser, I felt like a whale in a lake. Sleek little …