Welcome to the WOA Website!

If you would like to give Travis and Shawna a little love, go visit their gofundme page:  https://www.gofundme.com/f/nicolet-family

This is the story of SV Niniwahuni, a Westsail 43, and the family who found themselves 950 nautical miles off the coast of Mexico, with NO MAST. Shawna and their 3 young children were rescued by a cargo ship, and taken to Hawaii, while Travis refused to let their boat sink without him. He had a long way to go back to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and it was about to be the craziest adventure of his entire life...

Big thanks to the crew in Puerto Vallarta, Mike, Dee Dee, Christian and Zac for giving their interviews. Also a big thanks to all of the people who sent in footage of the rescue including SV Sea Legacy, Craig, Dirk, Hanna, Caroline, Angela, Michelle, and Elaine, who all delivered diesel and food to Travis at sea.

Thanks to the Youtube channel SailingParlayRevival for this excellent video.

(If you want your video shared here -- send email with a YouTube link to webmaster@westsail.org)

WOA Site Search

WOA - Upcoming Events!

September 15, 2023 (EDT) • Spring Cove Marina 455 Lore Rd, Solomons, MD 20688
September 29, 2023 • Vallejo Yacht Club 485 Mare Island Way, Vallejo, CA 94590

Westsail FAQ (Members)

February 23, 2019 5:50 PM • Deleted user
September 30, 2016 1:38 PM • Deleted user

WOA Forum Updates

June 06, 2023 10:57 AM • Anonymous member
June 01, 2023 10:20 PM • Anonymous member
May 30, 2023 7:53 PM • Anonymous member
May 07, 2023 11:45 AM • Anonymous member
May 03, 2023 12:35 PM • Anonymous member
April 19, 2023 5:01 PM • Anonymous member
March 17, 2023 10:55 AM • Anonymous member
March 16, 2023 4:40 PM • Anonymous member
March 11, 2023 2:02 PM • Anonymous member
March 08, 2023 12:00 PM • Anonymous member
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software