Thanks to Dave Nelson and Donna DiFelice for sharing this photo of Pas de Deux anchored in Dollar Harbour, between Sandy Cay and Conch Cay, near Long Island, Bahamas.
I have found that a good attitude and low expectations are key elements to enjoyable cruising. An old sailor’s adage sums it up well, ‘Attitude makes the difference between an ordeal and adventure’. I like this concept. Not only does it apply well to cruising but to life in general. I remember once comparing notes about a challenging passage with a fellow boater on the same route and coming away wondering if we were in the same place. Though we experienced the same conditions our interpretation of them was very different. When I leave preconceived notions on shore and look for the humor in challenges, it is easier adapt to unexpected situations in a positive way.nning ahead and unplanned surprises are true gems of cruising.
To say that the North Shore of Alaska is a remote place is an understatement. The North Shore borders the Chukchi Sea and the Beaufort Sea, two marginal ...On July 30, 2015 / By Tatja Hopman
The nonprofit Salty Dawg Rally™, which hosts free rallies along the US East Coast and to the Caribbean for sailors with blue water experience, will host a free ...On July 30, 2015 / By Tatja Hopman
Kick ’em Jenny started stirring on July 11, and has produced more than 200 small earthquakes since then, according to the Seismic Research Center at the University of ...On July 30, 2015 / By Tatja Hopman
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The cockpit seems more like a patio with plenty of elbowroom and comfortable seating for entertaining. Aside from her well-balanced sail plan – you’ll find a fixed mainsail arch, power winches and easily accessible, color-coded lines that make single-handed sailing a breeze for any skipper with moderate experience.
Working with professionals who really understand oceanic weather systems and how sailboats behave at sea makes passagemaking faster, safer ...On July 23, 2015 / By George Day
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Julbo, the French sports eyewear company and Franck Cammas, renowned offshore sailor, have joined forces to recruit a teammate ...On July 16, 2015 / By Tatja Hopman
Any chance that you will be heading through Annapolis in October and plan to check out the Annapolis Boat ...On July 2, 2015 / By Tatja Hopman
If the oceans die, we die. It’s a grim statement about the state of pollution in the world’s oceans, and according to scientists from across the globe, the world’s ...On June 18, 2015 / By Tatja Hopman
After arriving on Easter Island, Chile, the R4WO scientific teams have proceeded onto the first surveys in the South Pacific Garbage Patch on the coasts of island devastated by ...On June 3, 2015 / By Tatja Hopman