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New Crew and Volunteers

Posted on November 16, 2014 at 6:36am 0 Comments

Every day new crew and volunteers are showing up to lend a hand, check us out, and sign up for sailing on legs of the voyage at various times over the winter. Steve, Ann, and DD came to visit from NYC on Friday to check out the boat and plan to return to help do prep work and sail later this winter, greeted by me, Willy and Ethan. Michael, Turid and Baranka stopped by on Saturday and said they will be back as well. Photo by DD Maucher

Refitting Tandemeer in CT with gratitude and love to many volunteers

Posted on November 16, 2014 at 5:48am 0 Comments

Lots of excellent and wonderful work has been getting done by many amazing and generous volunteers... Tandemeer is being refit and resurrected with abundant love and skill. Thank you all: Fix, Charlie, Ethan, John, Joe, Lucy, Greg, Lori, Pete, Willy, Laura and many others... love and gratitude abound.

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At 9:58am on October 16, 2016, Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG said…

I know you copied your detailes itinerary, but I have searches my email up and down and cannot find it. Please copy it to me here and I will update page

At 12:25pm on October 13, 2015, Claire Shefchik said…

Hi Sequoia, I'm still available for January. Please do let me know if you have any updated information about the trip to Haiti and where I might join you. Thanks!

At 8:47am on September 26, 2015, Claire Shefchik said…

Yes, I will not be available before January but I am interested in the Haiti trip. If you can let me know a little more about the details of that trip (dates, ports of call, etc.) that would be great!

At 9:02pm on September 21, 2015, Claire Shefchik said…

Hi Sequoia, thanks for the message! Yes, I am interested. Do you know the approximate dates yet?

At 10:23am on July 26, 2014, Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG said…

This picture shows me (left) presenting the documents, Letter of Marque and keys to Tandemeer to Sequoia Sun, her new captain who will be completing her restoration and taking her out on disaster relief and humanitarian aid missions for 3 years. Please give Sequoia a welcome! In company with her young crewmember Nick and another member of the wonderful family who donated Tandemeer and hosted this event.

Captain Ray

At 11:03am on May 28, 2013, Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG said…

Here's the text of our previous conversation:

Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG left a comment for Sequoia Sun
"Great background, Sequoia. I have looked at OceansWatch, very interesting and possibly we could work together if the right occasion presents itself. One of our Board of Directors Tim Webber was at Greenpeace in their San Francisco office, I…"
Mar 20
Sequoia Sun left a comment for Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG
"Ahoy Captain Ray, I am based in Norwalk, CT on Long Island Sound, although I grew up on SF Bay and only sold my house in Mill Valley in 2009. I have sailed around a bit, across the Pacific to Japan and back, West coast from Vancouver to San Diego,…"
At 11:02am on May 28, 2013, Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG said…

OK, I'll delete the other one. Cheers,

The Captain

At 8:59am on May 25, 2013, Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG said…

Hi, just realised you already have a profile at

Would you like me to delete that one to eliminate confusion?


The Captain

At 8:37am on May 25, 2013, Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG said…

Welcome to IRG's online member's community! Where is Nepehthe based?
The Captain


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Haiti - the poorest country in the Americas.

Started by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG in Sample Title. Last reply by John O Duke Oct 20, 2016. 2 Replies

IRG's latest vessels Tandemeer and a newly acquired 97' steel gaff-rigged ketch (more news soon) are…Continue

Tags: Nonprofit, NGO, Non-profit, Donate, Donation


Started by Debby Mohr in Sample Title. Last reply by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG Sep 2, 2015. 3 Replies

Who is going to the storm areas in the Dominican?? I'm ready :) xo Continue

Medical supplies and fundraising

Started by David and Rebecca Luethcke in Sample Title. Last reply by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG Sep 4, 2014. 8 Replies

I am in contact with the IDA Foundation, a non-profit organization that supplies high quality medical supplies to organizations like the WHO and the Clinton Foundstion. They produce the Interagency…Continue


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Gerry Anderson, who inspired IRG, died just after Christmas. He is already missed.Continue


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