Category Archives: Sailing
Here’s something you maybe didn’t know, borrowed from MansfieldStorrsPatch Despite sailing for over half a century, Einstein was not a very accomplished sailor. According to his biographers, he would lose his direction, his mast would often fall down, and he … Continue reading
“Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days . . . as you make use of.” —Charles Richards Get out there and sail the boat. Now ! [or at least very soon] “…if we are sitting around … Continue reading
Government Farm Bay. I’d always taken a look at this bay on the chart, situated on the western shores of the dam, just north of the Island, and thought that it would make a good lunch stop-over. In all my … Continue reading
Slow but steady progress is being made. I don’t know what was used to bond the old name on the hull. It certainly took forever to get it off and my fingers are still numb and tingly 2 days later. … Continue reading
Setting your own course, Trimming your own sails Leaving your own wake!
4th place, 2200nm without a keel. I have added a new name to my list of worldly heros!! Well done Jean-Pierre Dick !!
So, rather than retire and give in, Mr Jean-Pierre Dick sailing Virbac-Paprec 3 is doggedly pressing on towards the finish after loosing his keel over 2000nm ago. His website states he is “Ambassador of Stubborn Determination“. No kidding! Makes my minor … Continue reading
For all you arm-chair cruisers, dreamers and future world passage-makers, http://interviewwithacruiser.blogspot.com/ is interesting reading. Based on interviews with real-world cruisers, it reveals what it’s really like living aboard a small boat. Well worth some time !