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The Straits of Messina

June 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

Turbulent water of the Strait of Messina How could the Strait of Messina not hold allure? Whirlpools and maelstroms; mythic sea monsters; earthquakes and epic sea currents! To get to Greece and Turkey from Italy where we’d been sailing for the last month, your either transit the Strait of [read more]

Extreme Mooring – the Paxos Challenge

September 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

If you read Rand’s sweet “Nautical Bad-Ass” tribute inspired by my anchoring/mooring assistance, you might be interested to know where this (in)famous episode occurred: Paxos. Paxos is a beautiful island in the Ionian archipelago in the northwest of Greece. Cruiser friends told us [read more]

My Woman is a Nautical BAD Ass

August 30, 2015 // 4 Comments

My water-woman, Ellen, is a Nautical Bad-Ass. Today she proved it again. We were running long lines between two shores in a narrow inlet on Paxos Island in Greece. The winds were blowing 10-20 knots and we had maybe 80-100 feet between the two shorelines. My water-woman and her smile that keeps the [read more]

Squalls!

March 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

getting up into the 40’s we averaged well into the 30’s Winds were howling after we left Sainte-Pierre and got out of the shelter of the large volcano and into the open ocean passage north of Martinique. When it was time for us to sail north to Dominica, we knew to expect big seas and [read more]

Turks & Caicos to San Juan

December 23, 2014 // 3 Comments

We’re back in the USA for the holidays and work projects now, and missing Golden Glow and the warm Caribbean water, weather and lifestyle. A good time to remember our cruise from Turks & Caicos to Puerto Rico. South Side Marina Rand & Jack relaxing & catching up on their 40+ year [read more]

How Best to Cross the Gulf Stream?

November 30, 2014 // 1 Comment

Navigating the Gulf Stream is a special part of charting our course for the Caribbean. Since we are leaving from Charleston, one of the questions we face is do we head straight out on a southeasterly course, which will take us across the gulf stream where it’s wide, strong, meandering, and [read more]

Running Plum Gut Wing-on-Wing

September 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

Running Plum Gut Wing-on-Wing from sv Golden Glow on Vimeo. We sailed through the turbulent waters of Plum Gut (between Long Island [read more]

Big Crash at Extreme Sailing Series Finals

May 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

http://extremesailingseries.com 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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