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The Level of Expectation

Teresa Carey Words 2 Comments

Solo sailing has always been a significant part of my sailing education. No other type of sailing even compares to the growth and challenge provided by long-distance solo sailing. When I sold Daphne my biggest concern was that I would lose the skills and perspective that I had developed while on my two-year solo voyage. Benji shared the same concern …


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 …


Ready to take on the world!

Teresa Carey Words 22 Comments

Jessica Watson is a sixteen year old girl who recently completed an amazing solo sail around the world. Her circumnavigation was accomplished without stopping at all. Only a few days ago I was able to speak to Jessica and ask her some questions about her adventure, future plans, and of course simplicity. What impressed me most about Jessica is her …


My First Solo Sail (part three)

Teresa Carey Words 19 Comments

It’s been a week since my last post. The time between posts is getting longer and longer. I was warned when I started my blog that this would happen. Last week I went to a job fair, looking for coastal positions…ideally teaching at a private school. No luck….yet. And I wonder how I ever got myself into this mess. Sometimes …


My First Solo Sail (part one)

Teresa Carey Words 13 Comments

I am a confident and prudent sailor. I know my limitations and strengths and pursue ventures within my abilities, which is why I decided to wait for a few days before my first solo sail on my own boat. The weather radio was indicating that a small craft warning was “in effect.” They predicted weather that I have competently sailed …