An even better video than the previous one explain why the sail reacts the way it does.
Not a bad beginner’s video on YouTube about how to watch and trim your sails, both downwind and upwind.
Even though we haven’t fully embraced the e-book phenomenon yet, there are plenty out there. Look at this ultimate list of FREE nautical themed e-books from manybooks.net. So far my … Continue Reading
While Christa is toiling away with her sailing courseware, I just finished another autobiographical account of a couple who quit their jobs and moved aboard their sailboat to go cruising. … Continue Reading
Living on the Med we don’t have to worry about tides, but having grown up just off the Bay of Fundy, they are always on our minds. In fact, we … Continue Reading
Now that we have a few miles under us, we have taken all the various checklists that we have come across and developed our own. We had a few templates/drafts … Continue Reading
Woohoo! We found another free magazine online! Southwinds is a free, monthly Sailing magazine dedicated to Sailing and Cruising in Florida and The South. Monthly information, articles, resources, sailboat racing, … Continue Reading
We found another couple of magazines to add to our growing repository. It’s amazing how may of them are out there. Obviously there is no way we will have time … Continue Reading
This is an entertaining/scary look at one of the many reasons why we don’t want to be this guy, and are taking some fairly involved sailing courses before releasing ourselves onto … Continue Reading
Some pictures form our short stay in Yasmine Hammamet, Tunisia.
Here’s some pictures form our latest trip that started in Malta.
During our voyage, I picked up many pointers about sailing but the true “lessons learned” were things that will be transferable to other areas of life as well. 1 – Importance of crew … Continue Reading
So we sailed all the way from Valetta, Malta to Yasmine Hammamet, Tunisia via Lampedusa, and back again. We achieved our RYA Coastal Skipper qualification in the process, which is … Continue Reading
It was already light out at 7am as we were approaching Comino Channel between Malta and Gozo, a much smaller island next to Malta’s main island. We anchored in famous Blue … Continue Reading
Most of the rest of the day was very uneventful. I was drained from the lack of sleep and form the events of that morning. I didn’t feel like reading … Continue Reading
The next morning we were roused at sunrise under cloudy skies. Winds were 18 knts with gusts to 20. Sylvie was now skipper and John & I were replacing her … Continue Reading
Early morning during the last watch, Christa and I were still in bed. The boat was bouncing around and slamming the bow down hard enough that there was no way … Continue Reading
After the excitement of our camel riding excursion, we headed back to the boat for supper and then prepared to leave Hammamet for Malta. John was skipper and gave me … Continue Reading
We were looking at almost 2 days under way getting back to Malta. That was a long time for rookies like Christa and I. Originally we had planned to go … Continue Reading
We were surprised that the knock on our door for shift change came at 6:45am, an hour later than we expected. It was already light out and the city of … Continue Reading