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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 // 0 Comments

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]

Using Apps like PredictWind to Plan our Passage

November 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

PredictWind is turning out to be a favorite app for passage planning.  It combines many pieces of weather data and presents us with several sail-plan options from our starting place to our end point, taking into account if we want the fastest trip or the most comfortable (there are many settings [read more]

When to Winterize the Boat?

November 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

There’s an Arctic Outbreak across most of the USA this week, and Charleston is in its path. Golden Glow may briefly experience freezing air temperatures for the first time in her life. Fortunately, the water she’s lying in is still 60 degrees, which we’ve been advised will keep [read more]

Our New Parasailor

November 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

One of our best “scores” at the Annapolis Boat Show was a very good deal on a 105 m2 “orange emotion” Parasailor from TEC that had been used as a demo in a Sail Magazine photoshoot. There are several reasons we’re so excited to have a parasailor. Because we have [read more]

Our Detour on the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW)

October 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s well known among cruisers that the greatest risk to sailors is a schedule. However, we found ourselves up against the dreaded calendar when it came time to depart Annapolis and bring the boat to Charleston where we would be leaving it for a month while we took care of various matters on [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 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]

Our Journey Begins

June 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

… with Lots of Preparation and Planning Rand and Ellen are embarking on a new and exciting journey, which is to sail the seven seas and circumnavigate this beautiful planet of ours. Such a trip needs a lot of preparation and we will not “splash” for quite a while – at least [read more]
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