oming in on Washington state with just 150 miles remaining to cap off a 16-year circumnavigation and 70,000 miles of safe ocean sailing, Joy and Jim Carey, aboard their cherished 45-foot yacht, Kelaerin, were about a day away from popping the Champagne to celebrate their accomplishment. Then, in the dead of night, in rising breeze, with the finish line so near, they encountered a wave unlike any other. When Jim and Joy Carey set out to cross the Atlantic Ocean from Florida in 2002, they had no intention of voyaging around the planet. The Careys had sailed their Taiwan-built Omega 45, Kelaerin, from their home in Washington state to the Sunshine State a decade earlier, and had been back and forth to the Pacific Northwest in the intervening years as Jim wrapped up his career as a professional mariner. Following his retirement, the couple planned on taking a year to complete an Atlantic circle, but something unexpected happened once they reached Gibraltar. They kept on going. And going. And going.