Monthly Archives: July 2019

Nightime Encounters

09:00 local, 20 July 2019 Lat: 40° 25.5’ N Lon: 71° 24. W Weather: Hazy, wind 11kt, W Water temperature: 76°F/Air temperature: 74°F Course: 081M Speed: 4.5kts Distance from Delaware Bay Entrance: 195NM Distance from Halifax Harbor Entrance: 426NM We … Continue reading

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The Ocean Again!

05:26 local, 19 July 2019 Lat: 39° 02.7’ N Lon: 73° 39.6 W Weather: Partly cloudy, wind 14kts, NW Water temperature: 81°F/Air temperature: 75°F Course: 090M Speed: 7.5kts Distance from Delaware Bay Entrance: 66NM Distance from Halifax Harbor Entrance: 558NM … Continue reading

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Out into the ocean

As the sun sets we are sailing out of the Delaware Bay ready to turn north. The weather models are split about the fastest route to take, but all have us arriving off Halifax mid-day on the 23rd. Winds right … Continue reading

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And we are off!

We dropped our lines in Annapolis this morning, and headed up the Chesapeake Bay toward the Chesapeake & Delaware canal. It feels so good to be underway again, stretching the sails and pushing water aside, spending the evening at anchor … Continue reading

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Everywhere You Want to Be!

Who is? OCSC Alumni, that’s who! OCSC Sailing is the sailing school in Berkeley, California where I taught for years. It’s a large, successful sailing school, and one with a unique culture nurtured by founder Anthony Sandberg and his (now … Continue reading

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RIP Little Boat

For the last several years our inexpensive little folding dinghy has served us well as our car, delivery wagon, fishing platform, and general transportation tool. She was a bargain when we got her, but now her time is past. She … Continue reading

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Arrrgh! Not moving yet!

Well… water is great… in its place.  Unfortunately water has some places where it does not need to be.  Inside my laptop computer is one of those places. Last night, the tiniest little bit of water got where it wasn’t … Continue reading

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