A new Online Book on docking (coming alongside) that will truly take the drama out of this everyday activity for cruisers.
Changing survival strategies in the middle of a storm at sea is not something that any of us want to be faced with, but here are some thoughts from John about how that might be done safely.
John is thinking about modern anchors, the Vendée Globe, winter storage, and why the heck is it so hard to sell Nova Scotia as a winter yachting destination?
An amazing coincidence provides a small glimpse into what life was like "in the day" on Cape Negro Island, Nova Scotia.
Lovers of Colin's lyrical and entertaining articles have a treat coming: he has written a whole book about his decades of professional sailing and work in basking shark conservation.
John had a great chat with a deeply experienced (250,000 miles) ocean racing sailor. Here are some insights.
John takes a look at recent disturbing trends that could result in bad outcomes for us voyaging cruisers.
John takes a look at the latest news on Iridium satellite phones and GO!, some real world reports from users, and finishes with some solid purchase and usage recommendations.
John's thinking about seasickness (yet again), climate change, RIBs, oil analysis, good books for long winter evenings...and the beach.
It's been a while since we looked at the ultimate cruise spoiler, seasickness. Here are a couple of new-to-us remedies and an appeal for more. Complimentary Post
John is back on one of his favourite hobby horses: tips for buying the right marine electronics for going offshore...rather than the right marine electronics to enrich the companies that make this stuff. And he wants your help on this in the comments. Complimentary Post
Here's a Holiday card for you.
An historical and friendly town, a pristine beach, and an UNESCO World Heritage site: Nova Scotia has it all and Colin is back with his unique travel writer's voice to tell us about cruising there. Complimentary Post
John's thinking about Whitbread 60s, paying to sail, boatyards, watermakers, and climate change...something for everyone. Complimentary Post
John's thinking about a little bit of everything: single handed racing, cutlass bearings, and prime lenses. Complimentary Post.