Get Outta That Rack!

Watch systems don’t need to be as abrupt as Marine Corps Drill Instructors would have you believe. But they do need forethought and structure  (published September 2018) As you leave the dock and head out to sea, everyone is thrilled to be underway. Enthusiasm runs high. The excitement continues through

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Doublehanding for the Distance

Shorthanded sailing presents both benefits and difficulties. Most of the difficulties can be overcome with a little forethought. Establishing a good watch system lays the foundation for problem avoidance as well as problem solving.  (published April 2016) Consensus thinking often leads one to believe that fewer crew implies fewer logistical

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It’s Time for Your Watch

There are as many ways to parse time as there are readers of this article, but there is more to a watch schedule than time  (published august 2013) Lia Ditton and I were a couple of days into another delivery, this passage double handing a 48-foot catamaran from Antigua to

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