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Don Sandstrom

Don Sandstrom (August 20, 1937 - September 5, 2013) Inspired, he said, by National Geographic and wanting to return to the Bay Area from Southern California, where he was a corporate personnel manager, Don convinced Joanne that they should build a boat and sail around the world. They and their sons, Donald and Erik, spent five years doing just that in the days of sextant and paper charts--the first UC Berkeley family, it appears, to complete a sailing circumnavigation. Upon their return, they built a home in Montclair. Don always said that the most important thing he learned at UC Berkeley was how to learn. 

At Asilomar 2005, Don and Joanne made a wonderful presentation about their 5-year circumnavigation in their 40-foot, self-built trimaran Anduril.

photo: At Asilomar, February 2005

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