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Rob Joins Us for a Passage

August 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

Photos from Robby’s sail with us from Norfolk to New York: We ate some meals inside & some outside Far out at Sea Breaking in the West Marine Go-Anywhere Chairs Cooling Off Shower Time Robby got a lot of reading done at night Robby perfected the flip from the boat Getting ready to lower [read more]

Arriving New York City

August 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

  Since we left Florida, New York City has been the ultimate destination, although it took us a few hops, skips and jumps to get there – due to weather, work trips, and even a mechanical hiccup or two. When we finally reached the city, it was a big deal mainly because it is my hometown. And [read more]

Storm Un-Chasing

July 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

You’ve heard of storm chasing. Well, we’re storm un-chasing. They say the most dangerous thing in sailing is having a timetable. If you “have” to be somewhere by a certain time, you may go in conditions that are not safe. Bad weather, lightning, thunderstorms, high seas are [read more]

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?  http://earth.nullschool.net/ 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]

Possible Itineraries with ideal times, miles and length of sail days

April 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

Starting Waypoint Departure Date Sailing – Overnights (0 = day sail) Ending Waypoint Miles Sailed Arrival Date Days in Destination Waypoint Ideal Time Turkey, Greece, Croatian Coast and all things Mediterreanean April-October May to October Cruising Turkey April 0 Cruising Turkey 162 April [read more]

France is the Home of Many Catamaran Builders

March 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Seine  Many catamarans are built in France, so we expect we may have to polish our French and spend time there.All photos by Rand Pipp: The Louvre & Obelisk Church of the Madeleine L’Opera District Tour D’Eiffel Rand in front of Sacre Coeur Ellen in Nantes Public [read more]

South Africa – Where the Currency Is Most Attractive

March 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

South Africa is also the home to many fine catamaran builders. On top of that, and especially compared to the Euro/USD, the South African currency, the Rand (how can we not love a currency with a name like that) has dropped 40% in the last year relative to the US Dollar, which means we might be [read more]
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