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November 2012
This new anchoring system, developed by Peter Weber in Slovenia, was formally introduced at the METS (Marine Equipment Trade Show) extravaganza in Amsterdam this month, where it was nominated for a DAME Award, and was also on our shortlist at SAIL when we put our heads together this week to pick winners for the 2013...
I PLAY THIS GAME with crew on offshore passages sometimes, just to mess with their heads. I tell them the island we're bound for doesn't really exist--that evil cartographers just made it up and put it down on charts so that silly sailors like us would try to go there. If you're a skeptic at...
Talk about cruising with a purpose. Some people go sailing to break records (see, e.g., Reid Stowe), some go to attract publicity (see Reid and/or Jarle Andhoey), some go to find God (or themselves), and most go just for the hell of it. But here's a guy--a 38-year-old Turkish business executive named Ramazan Noyan Culum--who...
I'm just catching up with the latest edition of the Vendee Globe, which started 10 days ago from Les Sables D'Olonne (see photo up top) while I was offshore sailing Lunacy to Puerto Rico. I wasn't too surprised to find that several boats (5 of the 20 that started, or 25 percent of the fleet)...
WE'RE HERE! In the photo, if you look carefully, you'll see the lumpy bumps of dry land--the island of Culebra to be precise--that we encountered at sunrise yesterday morning as we swooped in from the north on a moderate east-southeasterly breeze. By 1030 hours we were tied up at the fuel dock at the Puerto...
HAVING SUFFERED NO DAMAGE while lying in port during Superstorm Sandy, Lunacy at last departed New Hampshire at 1000 hours last Thursday. Aboard with me were two pick-up crew enlisted through Offshore Passage Opportunities: Minnie Burke, 23, a young adventuress from Virginia, and Chris Salas, 41, a doctor from Rhode Island. Neither had much, if...

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