Tag: sailing

Ocean Adventures: Privacy Issues

Aug 3 2018 – 37’8.60 N, 152’44.60 W So we have lost the door to our head. Poor Turnagain is getting pretty beat up on this trip and I can’t help but feel for Travis as he tries to manage all of us and…

Ocean Adventures: This too shall pass…

July 30, 2018 – 28’10.6 N, 158’28.08 W We have been on a starboard tack for 4 days now. I don’t remember what it feels like to stand on solid ground and my hips are bruised from bracing myself against the counters and tables…

Pacific Ocean Facts

One of the things that struck me during our trip is just how small we felt. We were on a 50 ft boat that weighed over 26,000 lbs… and yet, when the waves said up, up we went. It made me want to learn…

Ocean Adventures: Casting Off!

July 25, 2018 – Hawaii Yacht Club 21’16.35 N, 156’56.51 W Tomorrow am we cast off and head to Hanalei Bay for snorkeling before our sail across the Pacific Ocean to home! I am very excited to get out on the Ocean and to…

Ocean Adventures: Who’s Who?

Our trip was fantastic! What an expedition and it was a great experience overall. I thoroughly enjoyed being out in the Big Blue, and I’m already thinking about my next voyage… Turnagain is a 50 foot Beneteau Oceanis and she was very well equiped for…

Gearing Up!

So I leave Nelson on Thursday to head to Hawaii for the Vic-Maui boat delivery. I will be bringing Turnagain back home to Vancouver! I am doing my last minute prep and packing and thought I would share what I am bringing along… For…

Sailing Apps – Weather

Looking for some 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 included…

Anchoring Infographic

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Gear Review: PFDs & Tethers

Alright, so the next area of major consideration for my Hawaii trip is my personal safety gear. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have adequate personal safety gear when embarking on a trip, not the boat owners. Therefore, I will need to…

Catching up over coffee

I have not forgotten about you all! I have just become so busy with Spring finally deciding to show up here in the Kootenays… So, here’s an update: the first Basic Cruising course was held the first 2 weekends of April and my hearty…

Gear Review – Base Layers

So, further to my blog on foul weather gear, I mentioned that I would follow up with a base layer gear review. First we need to establish our wish list: warm breathable low stink factor (since I’ll be wearing them a few times over…

Fitness: Getting Started & Variety

If you are like me, when it comes to your fitness routine you do a variety of things to keep yourself in shape and balanced.