Sharon Adams


Sharon Sites Adams
The first woman sailor to tackle  a  Pacific Ocean crossing,  singlehanded.

Through some serious "investigative work" :-) of fellow Mariner owner, ( Randall Reeves ("Murre") ) we finally were able
to get in contact with Ms. Sharon Adams.  Ms. Adams was kind enough to forward me a few pages that gave us a little more information about her and her Pacific Singlehanded Crossing.
A 1969 "Times",  " Woman of the Year" recipient, Mrs. Adams had already done another first. . In 1965 she had sailed singlehanded, a smaller boat (Danish Folkboat) from Marina Del Rey to Hawaii, an excursion that took 39 days.

The trip from Yokosuka,Japan to San Diego took 74 days, 17 hours and 15 minutes. "Sea Sharp II" is a 1969 Mariner 31,  Hull# 27.  As Mrs. Adams added, the hull is white, with pink decks and trim, "Hot Pink" stripe on genoa and windvane.

The  pieces of the Mariner legacy are falling in place one by one.  :-)
Below are some photos and news-clips of the time. Please click on the thumbs to see the enlarged the photos.

We would like to thank Mrs. Adams for getting back to us, wish her the best and a warm "welcome",  back to the family.

To contact Mrs. Adams, click on this link:  seasharp27@yahoo.com

Best regards to all,
Bill Kranidis

¨ Pacific Lady ¨

by Sharon Sites Adams

Click on photo to the right to read reviews of the book and how to order your copy of ¨Pacific Lady¨

A news clip about Mrs. Adams.:
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Another News Clip:

Articles about Sharon

PNW Local News .......................The Bee News (Portland, OR.)


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