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***** THIS FLOAT PLAN IS CLOSED OUT 28 MAY 2024 *****

SV Calla Lily Float Plan:

Funafuti, Tuvalu to Savusavu, Fiji, May 2024

This plan is entrusted to Tanner +1-520-977-2330, Furey +1-520-390-3528, and Channing Stirrat +1-520-991-3640

GUIDANCE TO PERSONS PROVIDED WITH THIS PLAN

Thank you for supporting us from shore on our coming passage! We have entrusted you to contact the US Coast Guard if we do not arrive as expected. The first half of this document is a summary of key details officials will want to know first; the second half is additional information to help you understand our plans, and your options.

VESSEL ITINERARY

Calla Lily plans to depart from Funafuti, Tuvalu on or around 23 May 2024 (22 May 2024 in the US); destination Savusavu, Fiji, ETA 28 May 2024 (27 May in the US).

Position reports posted to:

VESSEL DETAILS

Name

Calla Lily

Registration

USCG# 1301047

Hailing Port

Ballard, WA

Type

Sloop

Year/Make/Model

1990/Compass 47

Length/Draft

47’ / 6.5’ (14M / 2M)

Hull color

White

Trim color

Turquoise stripe

Bottom paint color

Copper/Green

Propulsion

50hp Perkins 4108

COMMUNICATIONS AND SAFETY

Call Sign

WDL7899

MMSI

368164520

HF?

No

Satellite

  • Starlink: WhatsApp +1-520-977-5884, +1-520-955-1615

  • Inreach: Go to https://share.garmin.com/svcallalily Click on "Message"

  • Iridium GO!: +8816-5148-6085 **we will only have this on if Starlink fails**

Email

lambrettaman@gmail.com

AIS?

Yes, Class B Transponder

DSC?

VHF is equipped

EPIRB 

2DCC8 1DE22 FFBFF

Life raft?

Lalizas 6-man life raft.

CREW LIST

Name

Age

Gender

Emergency Contact

Medical/other

Michael Stirrat

61

M

See above

None

Shelby Stirrat

61

F

See above

We plan to depart from Funafuti, Tuvalu on 23 May 2024 (22 May 2024 in the US) and sail south directly to Savusavu, Fiji. We expect to arrive at Savusavu 28 May 2024 (27 May 2024 in the US) by nightfall. NB: we have crossed the International Dateline, hence the clarification on the dates in the US. It is one day ahead here.

IF WE DON’T ARRIVE BY 29 May (30 May in the US):

Everything is probably fine. A weather change may have prompted us to slow down, or hole up and wait for better conditions.  We’ll provide news of changes stops if possible, and of our safe arrival. However, if we are overdue for arrival, please do the following:

  1. Check out our position. We may just still be on the way.

    1. We have a custom tracking site through our PredictWind service using the Iridium GO! service. This is updated at least hourly, automatically, from the Iridium GO! unit and includes our speed at the time as well as short blog posts. You may need to zoom out of the map to see more exactly where we are relative to land masses. http://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/sv_callalily or https://share.garmin.com/svcallalily

  2. Attempt to contact us:

    1. Send us a message on WhatsApp +1-520-977-5884 or +1-520-955-1615

    2. Click on "Message" at https://share.garmin.com/svcallalily and send us a message

  3. If we are overdue, something’s weird about our position, you can’t reach us or the boats with us, have no other info about our arrival or safe location underway through our destination or local vessel contacts, or are otherwise deeply concerned we are at serious risk: then it’s time to contact the US Coast Guard Fourteenth District Command Center Number: +1-808-535-3333.

IF YOU RECEIVE A CALL BECAUSE OUR EPIRB WAS TRIGGERED

The EPIRB is our emergency distress beacon on board. It may be triggered automatically or manually. Either of these triggers could be deliberate, or accidental.

  1. Try to think happy thoughts because EPIRB alerts are almost always false alarms.

  2. You are an emergency contact in our EPIRB registration. The USCG / RCC may contact you. Let them now you have a float plan: that’s this document.

  3. Other information to share:

    1. Provide the same contact details for nearby vessel(s) etc. per above to the agency.

    2. Confirm with agency the details of our boat, communication and safety equipment on board.

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