that time we narrowly avoided sacrificing our deposit dragging anchor in strong overnight winds
Anchor More Safely with a Dinghy Scout Track
With any simple handheld chartplotter, often as simple as your smartphone with your favorite navigation app installed, you can use this technique to improve your safety margin in sparsely charted areas. I love tips like this that use gear I’ve already paid for in an unorthodox way, especially when it allows me to enhance safety […]
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!
How To Write a Sailing Resume that Opens Doors
create a sailing resume that will help you land sailing opportunities that you’re interested in
Spam Resistant “Contact Me” Link
This article details how you can create an online form using google forms to eliminate spam.
Tragic Drowning in the Chicago-Mac
Near the start of the 2018 Chicago Yacht Club’s Race to Mackinac race a sailor was washed overboard and drown. This account from his team makes my stomach churn: The boat made three unsuccessful approaches to retrieve him, during which crew noted that his life jacket had not inflated. During the third approach, crewmembers saw […]
A Weekend Sailing to Block Island
We dedicated a weekend late in the sailing season to finally getting ashore at Block Island. It was a great change of pace and I had a lot of fun making this video! Please enjoy:
Thailand Bareboat Charter Advice
…and suggestions… This article is about bareboat cruising in Thailand; specifically discussing destinations and preparing for the challenges. But first here’s why Thailand should be on your short list of bareboat charter destinations: Thailand, specifically Phang Nga (fang-na) Bay, is considered a challenging Bareboat charter destination. This isn’t because the wind howls; instead it is […]