having hand steered for most of the last 19 hours, exhausted TJ decided that I should have a list of my top ten sails. So now I do.
create a sailing resume that will help you land sailing opportunities that you’re interested in
What a different experience this year! Instead of days reefed this year we alternated between champagne sailing and fighting to keep steerage in calms. We only used the big genoa and spinnakers; we only put in a single reef once when a squall approached but never caught us. Not that this trip was without drama. […]
I had intended to narrate this video but after choosing the songs and putting together a rough cut I decided I liked just fine sans narration. Fortunately I have this blog where I can share a bit about the trip: The start of the Marion to Bermuda race was eerily calm. Light to no wind […]
Video sharing some of the lessons I learned at US Sailing Safety at Sea Seminar prepping for Bermuda. Learn about swimming in foul weather gear with shoes on, hydrostatic PFD automatic inflation and the challenges of climbing into a life raft wearing that inflated PFD. Even in the 70 degree pool some sailors were showing […]
In my own words: how I found myself on FEARLESS for the Marion to Bermuda race in 2015… At this rate I’ll get to the video of the race itself just before I’m headed to Bermuda next year
Coming back from Bermuda was a very different experience. Instead of twelve we were six. Although six is light crew for FEARLESS we made due. It’s tough to overstate the added comfort of having one’s own bunk to sleep in. When you go below you needn’t search for somewhere to sleep you just climb back […]
I’m lying on the deck, tethered on, mummified in foul weather gear. I am trying to close my eyes and rest but keep staring up at the mast, rigging and sails waving across the sky. We just finished tucking in our third, final reef and rolling up most of our blade. But we’re still racing, […]