Bon Voyage Party

September 13th, 2006 by Jim

THE RARD FAMILY OCEAN ADVENTURE STARTS NOW…

Jim. Jeanna, Molly and Jessie leaving the last week of September, 2006 on a two year family cruise aboard RUBY SLIPPERS, their Jeanneau 49. They will be visiting Mexico, South America, the Galapagos Islands, South Pacific Islands, New Zealand, and beyond…

Molly and Jessie will be home-schooled on board through their middle school years. The family will be writing articles for SAIL Magazine, and will update their website weekly. Follow their progress by visiting www.rubyslippers49.com.

PLEASE JOIN US SATURDAY EVENING, Sept 16th 5-7pm @ the Lake Union Boats Afloat Show, Marine Servicenter display on the west side of Dukes Chowder House. Goodies provided.

Sponsors

September 15th, 2006 by Jim

Thank you to all of our partners in our sailing adventure:

Jeanneau
Balmar
Fisheries Supply
Force 10
Gill
Glacier Bay
Harken
ICOM
Iverson’s Designs
Magnum Energy
Navionics
Nobeltec
North Sails
OCENS
People’s Bank
Pettit Paints
Pivot and Levy
Raymarine
SAIL Magazine
Schenker Watermakers
Sperry Topsiders
Staaf Sails
Telenor
Marine Servicenter

Seattle PI Article

September 20th, 2006 by Jim

Traversing the high seas, twin daughters in tow
Parents to school girls on world voyage

For the next two years as their peers navigate the shifting alliances, hormonal swells and further treacheries of seventh grade, Molly and Jessie Rard, 12-year- old twins from Arlington, will be happily oblivious — if a bit damp.

Instead of multiple teachers, they will have one stern, extremely maternal instructor. Classes will take place in a cubby smaller than most schools’ restrooms — or, depending on your perspective, as large as the world.

At the end of this month, after years of dreaming, the four-member family will step aboard their 49-foot cutter, Ruby Slippers, to circumnavigate the Earth for two years.

Continued at seattlepi.nwsource.com…

Molly and Jessie on 710 KIRO Radio

September 21st, 2006 by Jeanna

Listen to the interview with Molly and Jessie on 710 KIRO Radio with Ron and Don.

Listen to the mp3 (~4MB)

Powerpoint Presentation

September 21st, 2006 by Jeanna

View the Powerpoint presentation put together by Molly and Jessie documenting the arrival of Ruby Slippers.

View rubyslippers.ppt (~2MB)