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We are able to spend some of our time when we are not sailing the Keys in our anchorage in downtown Miami. Lately we have enjoyed a free concert downtown with the Spin Doctors (I am showing my age) and have seen some really great authors speak at the Miami Book Fair. During some of our longer […]
I picked up the August, 1957 Popular Boating Magazine at an Antique fair on South Beach. From an ad by the National Sailing Association; Skippering a sailboat builds character. It teaches responsibility, dexterity, ingenuity and good sportsmanship. It attracts companions with equally high ideals. Young sailors are rarely troublemakers. What an argument to teach your kids sailing! Imagine what they would have had […]
I was interviewed for a business magazine about turning your hobby or passion into a business. One of the questions asked was what mistakes have you made. I had a hard time answering last night, this morning as the sun was coming up I sent her this follow-up; When I was in my early 30’s I considered getting […]
One of our guests from last year shot this, at the end you can see the “catch of the day”.
We have had 3 customers (so far) that have taken the time to post reviews on yelp.com. In case you missed them; Wes N writes; We just returned from our four day couples sailing course and it was a wonderful (and unique) experience. Our goal was to achieve the ASA 101 and 103 certifications, and […]
Margie and I sold our house in 2001 and moved aboard our sailboat. Even though we had owned boats for the 25 years prior to that and spent most of our leisure time sailing and diving it still was a big step to leave a land based life. I spent an quite a bit of time reading […]
One of the great things about cruising is the day to day freedom to go and do what you want to do. You quickly learn that to enjoy those carefree days you have to choose whether today you will head out on a nice downwind run, stay in the harbor, or tuck yourself and your […]
When Margie and I leave Miami to sail to the Bahamas one of the scariest parts of the trip are the lights of a big ship heading towards us. The recent development of AIS has made this passage much easier. AIS transmitters are required on all boats over 150′ and optional on smaller boats. They give the location, […]
Josh surprised Purdy with a sunset sail with us in Florida bay, then the big surprise was when he asked for her hand in Marriage. With the romantic setting of a calmwater sail, a beautiful ring and a bottle of champagne she had no choice but to say yes. Afterwards we served them a fresh fish and lobster dinner […]
Join Captain Jeff and Captain Jean on their Skye 51′ on a 2 week passage from Florida to the Virgin Islands. The boat is a true blue water cruiser with 7′ draft equipped and the latest in marine electronics. You will be able to experience a real open ocean passage with two captains who are both also ASA […]