Category Archives: My Sailing

Preparing my boat for another crossing

I’m almost finished preparing my boat for another crossing of the Atlantic. I have replaced most of the standing rigging, which has been standing for more than 20 years. And to do it, I’ve been up and down the mast … Continue reading

Posted in My Sailing | Leave a comment

Postings Delayed

Yes, since my last post, I’ve actually sailed from Portimao to Las Palmas, then back to Saint Martin via the Cape Verde islands. But posting those entries has been held up by the censors.

Posted in My Sailing | Leave a comment

10 Jul 2012 depart Santa Maria Azores 19 Jul 2012 arrive Portimao Portugal 831 miles.

I’ve a slight hangover from a few drinks with the guys up in town last night. The engine lift pump is dead (impossible to find anything here) but gravity feed straight from the tank seems to be working just fine. … Continue reading

Posted in My Sailing | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

05 Jun 2012 depart St. Martin 05 Jul 2012 arrive Santa Maria Azores 2490 miles.

Weather sucks! You’d think it wouldn’t be so much to ask from the weather gods for a crossing with 15 knots of steady quartering wind on a flat sea under a sunny sky. But I guess that the gods pay … Continue reading

Posted in My Sailing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

26 Jan 2012 depart Las Palmas Gran Canaria 23 Feb 2012 arrive St. Martin 2956 miles.

After 8 seasons in and out of Las Palmas I find I’m sailing later each year. I can blame the wait on light and variable winds until the 25th but the real winds finally showed and the sad time came … Continue reading

Posted in My Sailing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

22 Aug 2011 depart Funchal Madeira 24 Aug 2011 arrive Las Palmas Gran Canaria 281 miles.

Now just dark, loud, and wild. Teaching Uli about simple one pan cooking. Continue reading

Posted in My Sailing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

13 Aug 2011 depart San Miguel Azores 19 Aug 2011 arrive Funchal Madeira 534 miles.

Uli has arrived! Continue reading

Posted in My Sailing | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

02 Aug 2011 depart Horta Azores 03 Aug 2011 arrive San Miguel Azores 150 miles.

Wind hides. Wind returns. Wind hides. Run, beat, reach. This sucks. Continue reading

Posted in My Sailing | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

26 Jul 2011 depart Flores Azores 28 Jul 2011 arrive Horta Azores 131 miles.

Sleep, sleep, sleep. Faial sitting in the sunrise. Dolphins and dolphin watching boats. Continue reading

Posted in My Sailing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

13 Jun 2011 depart St. Martin 17 Jul 2011 arrive Flores Azores 2296 miles.

I’ve found the light winds. I took a look outside and a small whale surfaced a bit off the starboard quarter of my drifting boat. The beastie made a high speed run toward the boat and stopped 6 meters off to raise it’s head out of the sea and have a good look at me. Continue reading

Posted in My Sailing | Tagged | 2 Comments