Blue Mind – The Book You Must Read #BlueMind

The first time I met J was at Blue Ocean Film Festival in 2012. He was speaking at a dinner and presented a clear blue marble to a person who he felt positively influenced his love for water. He asked us all to pick up our blue marble and hold it to our heart, then […]

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OSQ Making Progress!

We have some wonderful news for the progress of One Simple Question and our friends who are involved with the film. ~ Blue Mind is on the NY Times Bestsellers List: Author Wallace J Nichols is a friend of ours and we are lucky to have him featured in One Simple Question. His insight and […]

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Sound Signals and VHF Protocol in the Fog

Our recent 3 day Morse Alpha sail training expedition in beautiful Maine offered a wide variety of sailing conditions. We saw gusts to 30 knots the first day out, thick fog the second, and light winds the third. The perfect course… a little bit of everything, couldn’t have planned it better myself. We had fun tucking in a 2nd reef, […]

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Are ASA and US Sailing Courses Really Worth It?

UPDATE!! JUNE 10, 2014 ~ Several people asked two great questions: Q: What is a “sailing resume?” Q: If you don’t offer a certification, do your courses offer something to verify the experience and skills gained? I answered YOUR questions at the bottom! Thanks for asking! Ben and I have over 25 years of combined […]

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The Value of Stuff

What is the value of stuff? When Ben and I flew to Panama to pick up our new boat, we carefully selected each item we would bring with us. Because we were flying we were limited by size and weight. Each tool, article of clothing, pot and pan was carefully chosen from all our belongings. […]

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Jester Award Nomination

One of the criteria that Ben and I had for boat shopping, was that the new vessel had to be big enough to take passengers aboard yet still small enough so that we can solo sail. Ben and I both solo sailed our pocket cruisers side-by-side for several years. When I compare that experience to […]

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Sail Training Expeditions! Learn to sail. Offshore and coastal.

We are now accepting applications for a summer season of New England coastal and offshore sail training and leadership expeditions. For each expedition, we will select four adventurous crew members to join us for a rigorous voyage that will depart from Rockland, Maine and explore the New England coast. The longer voyages may even venture […]

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Our Journey Looking for the Right Boats

This is a ramble-on (and on) about some of boats we looked at… a bunch of folks asked about it, so thought we’d share… In 2006, when I (Ben) first began looking for a boat, I  considered only 3 options: a Bristol Channel Cutter 28, a Nor’sea 27, and a Falmouth Cutter 22.  When Teresa looked […]

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