Yoga On Yachts

Yoga on board is an excellent way to exercise and relax from daily stress  (published June 2016) Sailing is a physical lifestyle. From raising sails and grinding winches to dragging the dinghy up a beach, to schlepping provisions and climbing onboard, every aspect of life on a boat requires a

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Galley Guide: Sprouting and Yogurt Making

Over the years, and much experimentation, I have adopted two regular galley activities that not only keep meals interesting but, most importantly, give our diets a healthy boost; sprouting and yogurt making  (published April 2016) I am always searching for ways to expand and enrich the menu onboard while keeping

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Discovering New Caledonia

Before we sailed through the Havannah Pass and into the lagoon that surrounds "La Grande Terre" we'd heard very little about New Caledonia. The few people we met who had stopped in there said it was little more than a way to break up what can be a rough passage

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Saving Lives at Sea

The onboard medical kit  (published February 2016) After a few days ashore at a new destination everyone falls ill with a terrible flu. Is there enough medication onboard to treat everyone? While cleaning the bottom you cut your hand on an oyster and now it is looking red and inflamed,

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Galley Guide: Healthy Entertaining

Whether you're inviting people over, are meeting on the beach du jour or are setting up on the dock, here are a few ideas to make your next sunset get-together a little less stressful and a little more happy and healthy  (published December 2015) Impromptu gatherings are pretty standard among

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Seasickness: Suffering Sailors and Condition

Seasickness can affect anyone and range from an annoyance to debilitating, however there is relief.  (published October 2015) On a recent passage from New Caledonia to Vanuatu I battled against the age old affliction of seasickness. It had been awhile but I was expecting to feel unwell on this particular

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Food for Thought: Provisioning 101

A guide to stocking up, storing food and eating well underway  (published May 2015) Provisioning a cruising sailboat can seem like a daunting task. Trying to predict where you will be able to restock after leaving a major port can be stressful. Having to plan what you and the crew

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