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Category: sailing

Saying goodbye…

This past long weekend I received some very tragic news. My friend Travis had been involved in a scuba diving accident and lost his life. Many of you actually know of Travis. He was known to you through my blog posts as “Turnagain Travis,”…

Gear Review – Foul Weather Gear

REBLOG from Summer 2018: As I prep for my upcoming trip this summer, I am realizing that my old foul weather gear is just not up to the challenge. I donated my Offshore Mustang Survival suit many years ago as it had become stiff…

Sailing Weather Apps

Looking for some weather apps to help with your sailing adventures? Well, here are a few weather apps that I have started playing with recently… SailFlow Over 50,000 Weather Stations worldwide, which provide you with real time wind data. Nelson and Kootenay Lake are…

Nelson Winters…

Our poor boating community has taken a real beating these last few months on Kootenay Lake. We have gone from warm, mild, winter weather, to freezing, windy, cold weather. Many of the boats in the area have become casualties of this ice and wind…

The Commandments of Ocean Sailing

As I complete my thoughts about our trip, I have realized that there are some basic rules and things to know before heading off on a trip like this. Here I shall share them with you. My commandments of offshore sailing: Know thy stomach….