I don't know whether David Vann's around the world journey is a good or bad thing. It's probably unsafe but it's just him, no impressionable inexperienced naive first mate. SAR might have to rescue him but that's their job. He's kind of self-indulgent but at least he's not trumpeting his voyage as an inspiration to NASA. My gut feel is that he's somewhat imbalanced but doing something cool.
And I know that Lonnie Bruner doesn't agree with that.
But, regardless of any of our opinions, something cool just happened on Sailing Anarchy. There was just a live thread of David Vann's departure aboard Tin Can. Multiple webcams following his exit from the Bay, two professional maritime photographers taking pictures, and SA's usual dialogue on the subject.
I grabbed one photo off of the webmarin cam and one off of the thread that somebody got from "somewhere".
As he left Richardson's Bay.
And as he left the gate.
Check the time stamp of this post, this is some real-time "stuff". Anyway, Bon Voyage David Vann. Good luck, fair winds, and don't fall overboard. And keep the red side down.
Update: ~3:30P: Apparently, the Coast Guard is boarding Tin Can about a mile off of Pt. Bonita.
New Update: According to Peter Lyons, the Coast Guard boarding produced "zero violations" and he was on his way.