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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….

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: 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…

Whales, Tornadoes, Lightning… Oh My!

I have come to the realization that our trek across the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii to Vancouver for the Vic-Maui delivery is only a month away… wow. We will be sailing approximately 2,308 nautical miles or 4,275 km. Just to put that into perspective,…

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…

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…

Hawaii here I come!

For those of you who have been following along, you may have previously read my blog post entitled The double meaning of Aloha. In this blog I talked about the Vic-Maui Yacht Race coming up in July 2018 and how I had planned to…