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July 2011
Chas. "May I Cast Off Now?" Lassen, last seen on a luxurious catamaran off the island of Grenada as he sought to evade questioning regarding an alleged attempt to murder his wife, has returned to the United States and is now engaged in wholesome non-profit work. Or so he would have us believe. As part...
Women have long complained about how the world is dominated by men. To most men, meanwhile, it is perfectly obvious that modern civilization is little more than a plot to make women comfortable. The truth, of course, lies somewhere in the middle. If it were true, as men aver, that it is women who rule...
I thought I might simulate a mishap or two while out and about on Lunacy this past weekend, just to maintain the theme that has developed here of late, but I was enjoying myself too much to bother. The boat and its systems (thankfully) performed flawlessly, and the weather was fabulous. We enjoyed a nice...
The Landfall 38 is one of a series of four Landfall models designed by Rob Ball and produced by C&C Yachts in Ontario, Canada, from the late 1970s into the mid 1980s. Unlike most C&C boats, which were designed as straight racers or racer-cruisers, the Landfalls were conceived and marketed as performance cruisers. They were...
Judging from all the traffic enjoyed by my last mishaps post, it would seem you guys really enjoy reading stories about my incompetence. (Or at least my man Ben Ellison over at Panbo enjoys pointing them out to people.) This one, I'm afraid, may be more embarrassing than the last.
I was most gratified when one of my Facebook friends, Wojtek "Voytec" Wacowski, who is both a serious sailor and an avid photographer, jumped at the opportunity to visit the Friedrich Petzel Gallery last month after I blogged about the Sean Landers exhibit there. Apparently, the gallery was empty when he got there, and he...
We had a fine July 4th weekend aboard Lunacy, and sailed from Portland over to Popham Beach, at the mouth of the Kennebec River, to visit friends. Conditions, however, were pretty light. Sailing both west and then east back and forth across Casco Bay, we ended up mostly close-reaching in less than 10 knots of...

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