Author Archive | Behan Gifford

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Optimizing Iridium GO use on board

Desert and sea are the incongruous pairing when sailing along Baja, where cactus-studded mountain ranges plummet to a Gulf full of marine life. Miles of isolated coastline make for stunning cruising grounds. We love the remote, wild-west feel of the Sea of Cortez… but we need to stay connected. There are approximately 2,534,934 more cardón […]

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Circumnavigation: FAQs from Totem’s circle of the globe

Huge congrats from Three Sheets Northwest to one of our original “Guest Dock” bloggers, SV Totem, for completing a lap around the planet. Well done! Courtesy flags reaching from Totem’s bow to masthead flutter in the breeze, a colorful strand representing most of the countries we’ve visited while sailing around the world. It’s still hard […]

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Suddenly without steering

Losing steerage is stressful at the best of times. Losing it when hand-steering gnarly seas that threaten to broach the inattentive sailor, on day one of a four-day sail between countries where the sea state is likely to be worse before it’s better? Hectic! Here’s what happened when steering failed on our recent passage from […]

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