Right Sized Boating

Ben Eriksen Carey Words 9 Comments

VOYAGING ON A BOAT is a good metaphor for the voyage of life. Stowage space is minimal, requiring the distilling down of possessions to only the most important. Things that break easily, have no useful purpose, or have to be carefully handled are left behind. The same principle that applies to possessions also applies to relationships and activities. For activities this means clearing out the meaningless hustle and bustle, and living …


Unleashing Women’s Sailing Potential

Ben Eriksen Carey Words 18 Comments

Unleashing Women’s Potential, originally published in Blue Water Sailing December, 2012 “You’ve got to let me put a few holes in the boat,” I told Ben while wielding the drill in my left hand and positioning it against the bulkhead of his Bristol Channel Cutter, Elizabeth. After several years of solo sailing, Ben and I had finally decided to transition …