SONATA commenced the Great American LOOP for the third time May 21, 2015, and, crossed her wake, completed the third adventure May 18, 2016. This Blog is that story. SONATA's Second Loop was from May 19, 2011, to May 7, 2012. Captains Charlie and Bonnie Burke aboard their Grand Banks 42 started their FIRST Loop May 25, 2007, and, after 3 countries, 18 states, and some 8,000 miles the trip was completed by returning to homeport, Ocean Marine in Portsmouth, VA, May 24, 2008.
Haul out at Ocean Marine Yacht Center for final preparations for Loop; bottom paint, propellers trued, new zincs. Plan to depart the week of May 20 . . . much to do; great joy in the preparation. AGLCA burgee in place.