On a Morse Alpha Sail-Training expedition we were approaching a harbor in typical fashion with a student “Captain of the Day” at the helm. It would be a beautiful anchorage next to one of the quaint fishing villages in Maine, on one of the outermost islands. Everyone was tired. We had just completed our offshore […]
Benji and I navigated Rocinante through the labyrinth of coral heads to the sandy-bottom anchorage after a long day underway. With the anchor down, the sail furled, and nothing but bright sun and turquoise around us, we donned our snorkel and mask, and jumped in. As usual, I practiced my free dive a few times. […]
Sailors love checklists! When we first talked about our Boat Check many of you asked for more details. Well – you asked, and we responded….finally! “Boat check” is something that the off-going watch does before they are relieved of their duties. It takes about 15-20 min to do a thorough job. Our watch schedule on […]
Guess What!?! Our Morse Alpha Sail-Training Expeditions just got even better. Some people were asking if we offer ASA certifications. We do not – and you can find out more about why we don’t here. But, since you asked for it… As of this summer 2016 we are offering a certificate that will be very […]
Since 2008 the size of the “cruising boat” has seemingly doubled. It used to be that a 31ft boat was a good size for two people. Even for a small family. Now, it is unheard of that a couple would consider anything under 40 feet. “But it is also going to be our house for […]
In the first part of this series, I discussed some of the features of our Norseman 447 that are inherent to the design and build of the boat that we have come to know and love. In this post I’m taking a look at a few of the items we have added to the boat […]
This is a journal entry from one of my students. She is 15 years old and shared it with me at the end of her course so I could share it with you. She was inspired by the ocean and hopes that her journal entry will inspire you as well. I’m sharing it here – […]
Once in a while, something genius is invented and it catches my attention. That’s what happened with the new SOS Distress Light. The SOS Distress light is an electronic flare that replaces your flare kit. It meets the USCG requirement and far exceeds them. 1) Safe to use. Wouldn’t you rather be holding a light […]
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