TX200, OBX130, FL110, Everglades Challenge, and numerous similar events have brought both interest and focus to the new breed of beach cruiser designs
The Bay... Very happy to have made it sailing on the Chesapeake Bay this year. Truly a 'bucket list' item. Keeping the boat near the West River - a nice piece of the Bay indeed. Great area for gunk-holing and the easy lifestyle. ..read post..
Pine Tree 150 Preliminary planning for a small sail raid event in New England.
Big thanks to OarClub member Chris Mullins - looks like it will be a near replica of the Maine (the Pine Tree state) cruise he documented. ..read post..
The new Uber boats Thinking outside the box - some really exciting creations find their way into the domain of small cruisers and raid event boats. To think there's an alternative to the 4ksb is abhorrent! Be abhorred ..read post..
Florida Keys The Florida Keys are a great cruising ground - know the rules - get the local knowledge - meet the local sailors - eat the local cuisine - and have fun. From my stint in the Keys - here's a thumbnail of one of the spots where I was able to spend some time.
Good Examples Judy and Tom Cox are good examples for serious cruisers. They've documented their Bahamas and Abacos cruises -there's a lot to learn here... ..read post..
The Rocky Rail The cruising sailors friend - a self tacking jib. This design can be adapted to most boats with little problem and a few simple modifications. ..read post..
Jester Challenge 2010 Iron men, the Jester Challenge sailors, 30' boats, no fees, no rules, just sailing across the Atlantic from Plymouth, UK to Newport, R.I. An hour and a half separated the top two finishers Zarestsky, left, Peterson 25 and McDougal, right, Wharram 21 after 33 days of racing. ..read post..
Yet another perfect boat... Will I ever tire of changing boats like they were old socks? I don't think so. I recently found a very nice example of the S2 built 6.9 series boats. The pro's and con's are interesting...
Kid stuff Ramblings on a memorable cruise with my then 13 yr old daughter. A 25 year old story, but it makes me smile when I remember those sweet days...