January 2017 Blog Posts (2)

Freak storm in the Bahamas

Thunderbird 5, IRG's flagship 97-foot steel ketch, was securely anchored in Eleuthera, Bahamas awaiting engine parts and new crew to continue her voyage to Haiti on a humanitarian aid mission. On January 23rd a freak storm blew through Eleuthera that was forecast at max winds 40 knots. Thunderbird 5 had two anchors out since the engine was out of commission. Unfortunately unexpectedly high winds locally clocked at 75 knots overcame the anchorage in a major squall and the chain on the…


Added by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on January 30, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Thunderbird 1 Acapulco re-fit status

Thunderbird 1 (T1), awaiting her rebuilt Yanmar #2Qm20H diesel and Hurth transmission shipping from Chicago where our friends at Archer Marine Rich Stromidlo, kindly provided "at cost" rebuild services and our friend Carlos Ibarra of RLM Forwarding,Laredo,Tex. (and Member of Acapulco Yacht Club) also provided "at cost" shipping of our marine drive train to and from Chicago to Acapulco.

Also, thanks to our friends at RAL Mechanical, Owner Ing. Ernesto cadavid &Genl. Mgr. Ismael Cuellar… Continue

Added by Louis J Rodriguez, Captain on January 18, 2017 at 12:03pm — No Comments

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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


Started by Captain Evelyne in Uncategorized Jan 11, 2013. 0 Replies

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


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