Live the dream sailing beautiful Kachemak Bay surrounding world famous Homer, Alaska in the sleek and well-appointed Wind Rider. Wheel steering and the self-furling main and head sails make the Catalina 309 the most popular cruiser ever produced. Fully equipped for extended cruising with full galley, hot showers, refrigeration, diesel fired forced air heater and more.
Experience world class sailing in Kachemak Bay. Discover Halibut Cove, Sadie Cove, Jakalof Bay and other enchanting destinations right off the tip of the world famous Homer Spit.
Feast on fresh caught halibut or salmon right off the bar-b-que while dining al fresco on the teak center table.
I woke up one day and realized that I was 50 years old. That was the day that I started living the dream. I had the Wind Rider built, shipped her to Seattle and then sailed her up the Inside Passage and across the Gulf of Alaska. A few years later, I sailed her to Homer.
My first sail was in the Straights of Juan de Fuca around the San Juan Islands when I was 20 years old.
I grew up in Portland, Oregon listening to the rain and my Dad read Jack London. I remember the Columbus Day Storm in 1964 when the big old Douglas Fir trees surrounding our house were uprooted by the wind. I was mesmerized and have been chasing the wind ever since. Mostly, on Harley-Davidsons. However, the saying 'ride to live, live to ride' has taken on a new meaning now that I am over 50. I love being in the wind. I love the Wind Rider and want you to share in my passion.
Dena Owen Boughton purchased this yacht in 2008
The Catalina 309 is an easy sail with the in-mast furling main and furling head sail. The 20 hp Yanmar is additional security. The cabin is upscale humble and wraps around me--feeling like home. Especially, with the forced air furnace. After all this is Alaska.
I love sailing the Wind Rider. The view is different all the time. Equally important is the low fuel consumption and the soft foot print we leave. We can borrow crystal clear water from the glaciers, pick up some fresh oysters from the local farms and bar-b-que the fresh catch of the day. All of it under the midnight sun. It is living the dream.
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Chartering the Wind Rider requires a competent sailor and crew. Please forward a copy of the skipper's log book or sailing resume with current references and the sailing resume/experience of the crew.
A chartering agreement will be forwarded to the skipper upon completion of a background check.