I am currently taking my Day Skipper theory, soon to be followed by the practical element too. I don't have much practical experience with sail, as we always had power when I was growing up. I'm looking for the opportunity to join a crew near the Poole/Bournemouth area for evenings / weekend sailing, to gain some valuable experience and enjoy some water time!
If anyone has a boat, or knows anyone that is looking for additional crew, I'm 28, fit and healthy, jolly nice chap, and pick… Continue
Added by R3TRO on June 30, 2009 at 6:13am —
We're in the process of changing the lexan windows on our boat. Probably doesn't warrant a blog, but I feel the need to vent, since, like every other chore on a boat, this one's taking five times longer and is way harder than planned. First we made templates out of bristol board, took them to the Plastic Shop, and they did a great job of cutting new ones. The old ones, which we also put in ourselves twelve years ago, have become too milky to see through. They were laid onto a… Continue
Added by Doug on June 28, 2009 at 9:58pm —
BoatU.S. did a round up of colleges that offer programs that can lead to a career on or around the water. It's unique as far as I know. If you've got high schoolers who are thinking about their future and whether or not boats should be a part of it, they should check it out. Here's the link.
Added by Michael Vatalaro on June 24, 2009 at 1:20pm —
June 5th 2009, Shilshole Bay:
The weather has been pretty nice the past week or so; almost like Hawaii in the dead of winter. But today we appear to be back to normal – cloudy, cool and wet. A good thing, I judge, as most of the locals have been complaining about the heat (Mid-80’s maximum) and attributing it to Global Warming, or as I prefer to call it – “Spring”.
Laura has been working far too many hours and attracting the wrong kind of attention from upper management – the kind of… Continue
Added by Orvil Newton on June 12, 2009 at 12:41am —
Great trip. Especially for newbies. Looking forward to a more extensive trip. Might even start night sailing like Phil talks about.
Look on our blog for slideshow and the upcoming posts detailing the trip. Gina
Added by Gina Nadas on June 11, 2009 at 2:45pm —
One of the ways you know that the season has "arrived" in the O Town is that the weathermen sign off on the local radio stations with a status report as to whether there are any tropical storms around. Goody! It's been pretty calm out there according to their predictions.
Weather now is rain most days during rush hour. We are getting our lush green look back after our first quarter burning drought. And of course, we are still under water restrictions [which will last probably… Continue
Added by Charlotte Radford on June 9, 2009 at 8:42pm —
Yea, I made it to St. Augustine on the ICW unscathed, relaxed and happy. There is internet at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina but I keep getting bumped off. Had a nice serendiptious experience when I picked up my friend Sandi (c-shore) at the Halifax Sailing Center in Daytona. So I'm going to be short with my writing. I will head for Jax in the morning and hope to cross in to Georgia in a few days. Me and my dog,,,,,,My friend Sandi (c-shore) heads home tomorrow morning. It was nice having… Continue
Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on June 6, 2009 at 8:06pm —
Well, I just signed up for the next set of classes, ASA 105, 106. These deal with advanced coastal navagation and we will make a passage from Ft. Lauderdale, FL to Bimini in the Bahamas. I will be doing these classes by myself, as my Dad said he has learned enough and I can show him anything else he needs to learn. I will admit, 4 courses with 4 exams in 5 days was almost too much. He has had enough of classes and I am very proud of him. He did not get sick and he studied like a trooper.… Continue
Added by Daniel on June 3, 2009 at 3:48pm —