She went silent off British Columbia on January 14 and then reported 12 days later from a building compound on the northern side of Graham Island. We are waiting word from whoever apparently recovered her.
On January 26, 2018 we received an email with the following note: “We found a super cool sailboat freshly washing onto our beach yesterday afternoon. We’re in Haida Gwaii British Columbia. Would love to hear the story behind it. She was demasted, but sail still there, she had taken on water but otherwise looked good.”
This is the 2nd voyage of the miniboat AH Yes. After nearly a 2 year drydock waiting for a new GPS unit, she went back in the water just before Christmas 2017 (12/22/2017). She was deployed in front of the Columbia River by Capt. Farrell of the Columbia River Bar Pilots.
May 31, 2016 – PM
Later that day the miniboat crashed into the Washington coastline. Lee and students put in a “VERY FUN” 13 hour drive as a recovery field trip, they discovered that the Olympic coast of Washington is “AMAZING” and found their miniboat! Now A.H. YES is back at Astoria High School (AHS), and everyone is currently plotting how to get her back out to sea.
On the morning of 5/31/2016 a crab fisherman from Astoria picked A.H. YES up and snapped a picture on his deck, then put her back in the ocean, as the on-boat instructions say to do. A.H. YES promptly resumed her course for the rocks of the coastline and the fisherman called A.H YES organizer, Lee Cain, and sent a picture!
May 23, 2016
The A.H.YES unmanned sailboat from Astoria High School, Astoria Or, was set free off Research Vessel Thompson at the Juan de Fuca Eddy, near the NW US and Canadian border at about 2230 hrs on 5/23/2016. A.H. YES promptly shot off to the SW, towards the coastline at Lake Ozette, Washington, a very rugged and wild shoreline that is part of the Olympic National Park.