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Category Archives: Sailing
This view never grows old, but as twilight comes much earlier these cool fall days, It’s a beautiful but sad reminder that the sailing season has come to an end. As I was derigging the boat this evening, I remembered … Continue reading
The 39.6-metre sailing yacht My Song has fallen off a cargo vessel during her transportation from the Caribbean to the Balearics. During Saturday night the Baltic 130 superyacht was lost in the Mediterranean before reaching the Balearics, where she was due to … Continue reading
The iconic Bluenose II will be making the passage from Halifax to Toronto between June 16-26th in order to participate in the 2019 Great Lakes Tall Ships Challenge. I wonder if there are any other keelboat skippers beside myself interested … Continue reading
Shipwright Service has been my go-to boat repair, modification, and refurbish team for more than 10 years. I would recommend them in a heartbeat. When I bought a very used and abused sailboat that others had walked away from, Josh … Continue reading
Pirate Maria Lindsey Cobham sent waves of fear through sailors in 1700s Canada. Written by Paul Dalby in Canada’s History — Posted January 9, 2016 The sleek sailing ship emerged suddenly like an apparition from the shroud of dense fog hanging over … Continue reading
Advice from a 91-Year-Old Sailor Jim Boren bought himself a Hunter 30 for his 90th birthday. Now he’s 91 and his over-60 crew has been cleaning up in the Wednesday night races. SAILINGWORLD.COM
Interesting story in the Vintage News https://www.thevintagenews.com/2015/10/16/it-sailed-the-seas-unmanned-for-38-years-one-of-the-strangest-ghost-ship-tales-on-record/?fbclid=IwAR2XdM396oSmhBz0YEQ1RFc8rVasemJuhpAgYfBdVpxKPI7hCCD2-EMVeo0
The Last Voyage of the Vollmer Twins A pair of 85-year-old twins from Brooklyn want to sail around the world until they die. And they want you to come along. PATCH.COM
by Tyson Jopson at Getaway – 28 January 2015 You’re winning at this life thing. You’re well-travelled. You have strong opinions on the meat industry and an arsenal of impressive life hacks you picked up while backpacking in Burma. You can open … Continue reading
Eleven! That’s the eleventh pair of reading glasses I have lost or broken in the past year. Three pairs lost overboard while adjusting rigging (joining those lost overboard at the dock in previous years… All to be discovered by an … Continue reading
Reverend Rob Murray in Pinawa Manitoba Canada was pining for the ocean, so he built a dory out of wall paper paste and the local newspaper. With a couple coats of varathane to keep the paper and water separate, she … Continue reading
“This kayak-canoe hybrid has a transparent polymer hull that offers paddlers an underwater vista of aquatic wildlife and waterscapes unavailable in conventional boats.” It’s yours for just $1,459.95. Link (Via CubeMe) Posted Mon Aug 14th, 2006