Monthly Archives: July 2009

Exploring Nearby Waters

While I had my friends visiting this past weekend, just after our daysail, I mentioned how we took out the dinghy for a spin. It was a real delight to explore the area a bit more with the dinghy. We … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Daysail – A Mixed Bag

Yesterday was actually a great sail. And, in the end, I think everyone had a good time. But, for some it was a little less fun for a while. Here’s a map of the sail: View 2009July25-Daysail in a larger … Continue reading

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Busy week, some boat time for the weekend

This week was busy, busy, busy. On Sunday, after our postponed scuba class, I prepared for a trip to Washington, DC to attend the Moon in Google Earth launch event. Left at 5 AM to drive to DC, and spent … Continue reading

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Weekend sail, scuba plans

This weekend we had a visitor (daughter of my friend Jim in Arizona), who was in town for some training for her job. She was a pleasant guest and we managed to take her down to Tahina for a visit … Continue reading

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Zac Sunderland Becomes Youngest to Complete Solo Circumnavigation

He did it! Zac Sunderland, who just turned 17 a month ago, completed a solo circumnavigation by sailboat. Hundreds of fans escorted the sailor as he sailed his boat, Intrepid, the final miles into Marina Del Rey in California. He … Continue reading

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What about Piracy?

One of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about our trip plans is what we will do about piracy. Much fewer people seemed to be concerned about weather factors, burglary, man overboard scenarios, and maintenance issues (which are probably our … Continue reading

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Zac Sunderland – About to Finish Solo Circumnavigation

Zac Sunderland is about to be the youngest person to complete a solo-circumnavigation by sail boat (see his web site). He left on June 14, 2008 at 16 years of age, and within a few days will enter the history … Continue reading

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Departure Time Late-October or Early-November

This past week, I had some discussions with a boat insurance agent for the coming year. An important item on the list was when the hurricane season ends for the insurer we will use. End of hurricane season for that … Continue reading

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