Archives by date
You are browsing the site archives by date.
We are back on our sailboat(s) after several weeks of vacation in California and Indiana. It was fun being on solid ground, Indiana felt especially non-moving with 1000 miles +/- to an ocean. Also fun to sleep in a fixed in place bed located in a hermetically sealed quiet room. Oh yeah, all the water pouring down on me […]
Margie and I will be helping Captain Jean and Captain Jeff with the Couples Cruising Seminar in Annapolis October 9. It will be a great way to learn more about cruising from a group of very experienced sailors; The goal of the Couples Cruising Seminar is to give you the tools and perspectives you need as a […]
Margie and I will be at the ASA booth at the US sailboat show on Thursday Oct 7 from 2-4 and Friday Oct 8 from 12-2. we look forward to seeing you there.
I was reading a comment on a sailing discussion board; “I (and others) would recommend that couples who attend sailing schools be split up (different boats, or different times), so each person gains the self-confidence that comes with dealing with the various situations by themselves instead of deferring to the dominant partner.” Self-confidence is critical, but […]
We have learned a lot from watching Holley and Denny’s teaching style and been able to apply it to our own couples educational sailing trips. the dynamic of having two instructors teaching a couple, giving different perspectives, allows you to learn in a way that will help you retain it better than with a single teaching style. A positive learning experience with your partner can add a new level to your relationship
Jay Brittian sent me these pictures of their scout troops sailing trip with Margie and I. Their Eco Adventure included Everglades National park along with snorkeling the reefs of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. You can tell he is a wonderful professional photographer, thanks for sharing.
I just commented on an interesting editorial about our parks in the NY times. Timothy Egan has some great thoughts but he left out sailing in the Keys. Desert and mountains our great but; “Don’t forget the hundreds of thousands of acres of Islands and waters of the Florida Keys, Biscayne and Everglades National parks. If you […]
When you think of sailing it’s open waters and a unlimited horizon but some of the joys of cruising are the chance to see what the natural world has to offer. We were recently exploring John Pennekamp Park with another couple that was working on there Bareboat Chartering Certification and passed though the fascinating area below. The Mangroves […]