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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 […]
After a very rainy day when the upper end of tropical storm Paula moved eastward (the storm was over Cuba) cool dry air has moved in. It’s time to turn off the A/C and enjoy one of my favorite times of the year. I was reading the forecast discussion on NOAA’s website this morning and came across […]
Margie and I were moving the sailboat back to BSA Seabase and I managed to make this video with my phone.
I just got this from a couple that joined us last spring; Harold & Margie, Sorry for not writing sooner but since we arrived home from out trip with you (May 2010) our lives have been at full speed. We cannot thank you enough for the hospitality and education you both provided during our ASA […]
Margie and I have had some great families join us for sailing vacations. Its a lot of fun watching them explore a new environment, giving you a new perspective on what sailing and cruising is about. Here are few fond memories. Caleb (13 mo.) spent much his week long trip with us in the center cockpit of […]