Hand over hand, I pulled the mainsail up like a mad sailor who could hardly wait to shut the engine off. I couldn’t. Outside the breakwater in Resurrection Bay, a 15 to 20 knot northerly whipped through the rigging and when the sail was set, Jill twirled the helm to starboard. The main filled quickly and off we […]
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I recently stumbled across this excellent interview with my good friend and sailing inspiration Carol Hasse, which was done by OffCenterHarbor.com. Enjoy!
With Yahtzee’s companionway hatch slid fully open, sun poured down below, filling the cabin with light and warmth. I stood there in it for just a moment, soaking up the beautiful rays of spring and dreaming of the future. This past weekend was warm and sunny, and we were primed to get to work putting Yahtzee back together. On Friday […]
After stopping at amazing Warm Springs Bay on Baranof Island multiple times last summer, we highly suggest a visit if you’re planning a cruise to Southeast Alaska. This video captures the place perfectly…
Perched on the leeward rail of a Moorings 485, I watched the tell tales on the jib stream aft and a rocky point slip by our port side. Soon, hoots and hollers went up from my three person crew while sailing close hauled through the finish line with a boat just to windward and a great shot […]
It’s the second-to-last day of February and I find myself sitting behind the computer thinking, “Wow, what an awesome month it has been.” Winter in rural Alaska continues to inspire and captivate at every turn, and living here through the offseason has been far more rewarding than we could have imagined. But even though we’ve […]
Just after 8 p.m. on February 19th, the Paul Bieker-designed catamaran Fujin, which hails from Seattle and had an experienced local crew aboard, capsized near the island of Saba during the RORC Caribbean 600 race. All eight crewmembers have been rescued and are safe. Here’s an interview with Fujin owner Greg Slyngstad courtesy of Louay […]