Gear failure complicates an unusual passage across the Gulf Stream.
Dragging Anchor in a Tiny Anchorage
that time we narrowly avoided sacrificing our deposit dragging anchor in strong overnight winds
Sailing Belize: A Bareboat Catamaran Charter
The story of our charter of a Sunsail 444 catamaran and a Sunsail 404 catamaran from Placencia, Belize. 7 days during February 2019. Visual reef navigation was a new challenge for us but we managed to escape unscathed. I’ll post more on the challenges of sailing in Belize later; for now enjoy the video!
Longing for a Lee Shore
Why I almost quit sailing before I really got started Watching a peacock get blown over attempting to display his plumage tells me today will be a good day for sailing. I donned one of the terrible yellow foam life vests and signed out a hobie cat. The wind built as I sailed away from […]
Antigua Bareboat Day by Day
Join us for 9 days and 8 nights chartering in Antigua. Day One – Saturday: All 17 of us made it to the Sunsail base around 4pm. Even though the boats weren’t technically ready until 6pm we were allowed to move gear aboard. Shere Khan was the 50’ monohull carrying 9 souls and Teranga III […]
Head to Head: Charter Catamaran vs. Charter Monohull
With 17 people signed up we were going to need at least two boats. This, combined with the limited availability of boats in Antigua meant that we couldn’t get two matching boats to accommodate everyone. We settled on a 38′ catamaran and a 50′ monohull. We had wanted to try a cat for a while, […]