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May 2014

Earth: A Dynamic, Visualization of Global Wind and Ocean Currents

May 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

Have you checked out earth, a useful and beautiful pictorial tool for seeing wind and ocean currents, worldwide? We are charting a course to sail from Florida up the eastern seaboard of the USA. Carmen Beccario‘s Earth is an excellent tool for assessing weather, [read more]

The Cost of Liveaboard Off-Shore Global Cruising, Updated

May 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

The cost of cruising is an essential topic. Can you afford to cruise? For how long? With how much comfort and freedom to do what you want to and need to? When sailors get into trouble, how often is it because they hadn’t maintained some equipment, and was cost the reason? We will be sharing [read more]

Wall Plate for Nav Station To Keep Inputs & Cords Neat & Organized

May 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

I had read on Jason & Gail’s very helpful Two Fish blog about a wall plate they had built and installed at their Nav Station. They mentioned on the blog that they got it at Ram Electronics. It turned out not to be as easy to find the site, or the product (it gets specially made) so I [read more]

Antares University in the Exumas (Bahamas), May 2014

May 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

What a contrast it was to leave the San Diego wildfires and and arrive in the Exumas in the Bahamas for our Antares University. You cannot imagine two more different environments! We left behind a cauldron of smoke, ash, intense heat and fire and landed in a paradise of blue-green water, as clear [read more]


May 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

Whether you’re purchasing a new or used boat, getting a survey done is essential to know how well the boat has been constructed and what shape it’s in. Ideally, you want to hire a surveyor with lots of experience, particularly with the kind of boat you are asking him to survey, and you [read more]

San Diego is Ablaze!

May 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

I don’t get to spend nearly as much time as I’d like to in Southern California, which is where I raised my boys. The boys are now grown and have flown the nest. I still own a home that is mostly rented out these days, and I happened to have been in “SoCal” last week for what [read more]

Knitting as a Sailing Pasttime

May 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

I’m a passionate knitter, and it’s something that slipped like a lost stitch by the wayside once I began working too hard.Our circumnavigation will require me to do less of my business-world work, and one thing I’m looking forward to getting back to is my needlework. It’s [read more]

Best Way to Store Produce? Green Baggies or Plain Ziplocs?

May 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

I’ve been hearing about Green Baggies “as seen on TV” and some friends have described them as the be-all end-all for food storage. They’re much more expensive than regular ziplocs from Costco. Are the Green Bags worth the cost? Here’s a very helpful review from [read more]

Big Crash at Extreme Sailing Series Finals

May 8, 2014 // 0 Comments On the final day of racing at the Land Rover Extreme Sailing Series Act 3, Qingdao, the public witnessed one of the biggest crashes in the history of the series, as Red Bull Sailing Team t-boned Alinghi with nearly 15 knots of boat speed – knocking both boats [read more]
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