Sunrise Over The Pacific

How many frogs do I have to kiss before I find my prince? How many boats do I have to sail before I find my next blue water chariot? Three? Five? Ten? Nope. Try fifty-eight! I think we did our due diligence. We made spreadsheets and shot thousands of photos. We considered them all, from […]

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Safety Checklists

The best response to the high number of recent vessel abandonments is to first recognize that accidents CAN happen to experienced sailors and then ask, “What can I learn from this?”  While this is a big issue, today I want to focus in on regular inspections and routine checks which often get neglected when everything […]

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Interview with Author Will Robertson

UPDATE: Congrats to Mike for winning the contest! Thanks for participating everyone! In this post author Will Robertson speaks about the Simplicity themes that are woven into his latest children’s book, “Boxes.” And what’s more, we are giving away a framed original, signed charcoal illustration of the boy and his box! Read on to find […]

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All Is Lost Poster

UPDATE: The Winner of the All Is Lost poster giveaway is Debbie Shafer and Richard Helmich! Please message me directly with your address so I can send you a poster! Its Giving Tuesday, so we are giving away All Is Lost movie posters autographed by the director because we love sailing films and All Is Lost […]

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Evaluating Preparedness

Ben and I are on a training passage with Marc and Jen aboard their new (to them) 49ft Jeanneau Adagio. They plan to cruise the Bahamas and Caribbean with their three children next spring. In the meantime, we need to move the boat to Florida (their starting point) and provide coastal and offshore training along […]

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You’ll Want To Sit Down For This One!

On the sixth day of our training delivery, we had been holed up in Hampton for a few days while waiting for a fair weather window to round Cape Hatteras. The past three days were spent troubleshooting a battery charging issue as a group. Four minds, three days, two strong cold fronts, and one tight […]

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Life Raft and Safety Flare Demonstration

Read on! The video at the end is a real treat! This weekend was the start of the ARC Caribbean 1500 Rally. The marina at Portsmouth Virginia had 35 sailboats flying the rally flag and preparing their boat for departure. On Saturday they began their sail from Portsmouth to Tortola. Ben and I were invited […]

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On A Paid Vacation

This post is dedicated to all the working sailors out there! Who do you want to dedicate it to? Add their name in the comments below and then share the post with them. I’m a professional mariner, a licensed and working captain, or simply put….a sailor. It has a nice ring to it. “What do […]

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