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…

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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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New Dresses for countries in need

Started by Sue Russo in Sample Title Oct 11. 0 Replies

I am an Ambassador for The State of Connecticut volunteering under Hope 4 Women International 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  Our mission is to bring girls in need of clothing a new dress to empower…Continue

New Dresses for countries in need

Started by Sue Russo in Sample Title Oct 11. 0 Replies

I am an Ambassador for The State of Connecticut volunteering under Hope 4 Women International 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  Our mission is to bring girls in need of clothing a new dress to empower…Continue

New Dresses for countries in need

Started by Sue Russo in Sample Title Oct 11. 0 Replies

I am an Ambassador for The State of Connecticut volunteering under Hope 4 Women International 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  Our mission is to bring girls in need of clothing a new dress to empower…Continue

Escapade headed to Florida

Started by Joseph Hunter Vinarcsik in Sample Title Sep 25. 0 Replies

Hi my name is Joe and my dad's name is John Vinarcsik.  We plan on sailing our 50 foot sailboat from Houston, Texas to Florida in a week.  We intend on assisting with relief operations as soon as we…Continue

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