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.
SONATA is at Ocean Marine where Charlie has removed the laminated glass from the windows for replacement and renewal. In the next couple of weeks SONATA will enter Ocean Marine's yard for the sides to be painted and other work. Charlie and Bonnie, along with those that want to join, will commence the SECOND Great American Loop Trip in May of 2011.