Loading…
2018 Wooden Boat Festival has ended
LL

Leslie Linkkila

Philip DiNuovo and Leslie Linkkila fell in love with cruising in 1991. In 2003, they shed demanding corporate careers and set sail from Kingston, Washington on an open-ended voyage aboard CARINA, their Mason 33 cutter. They closed the circle on their Pacific wanderings at Point Wilson in September 2017 after logging over 41,200 nautical miles in 14 years. With hundreds of friends made in dozens of different countries, their love of this unique and challenging lifestyle has never diminished. In 2016 they launched and executed a humanitarian project for the Seimat people of Ninigo Islands, Papua New Guinea, bringing in hundreds of pounds of equipment and supplies in support of their traditional canoe culture. They have written dozens of articles for GOOD OLD BOAT, OCEAN NAVIGATOR, CRUISING HELMSMAN, CRUISING WORLD, and numerous other publications.