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A Leap of Faith

A Leap of Faith

It was a rather musty, dark night in San Diego. The air was heavy with mist from the sea as we approached the dock. As I looked up, I realized that this monster of a dock would ultimately be what I jump from into the black seas. I tried to hide my fear behind the […]

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A Bridge Too Small

A Bridge Too Small

By Stuart Gough This once handsome Forty Foot Motorboat fell victim to very high river levels when it tried to negotiate Chertsey Bridge on the River Thames over the weekend. It is understand that the boat was being cruised by its owner on Saturday afternoon 5th January, when it became stuck under the central span […]

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Jack Sparrow – Back in jail, this time in the UK…

Jack Sparrow – Back in jail, this time in the UK…

Alison Whelan spent two days drinking and eating plant nightshade, causing her to hallucinate before she and her companion Tristam Locke unmoored a 45ft-long passenger ferry in the River Dart and ‘set sail.’ As Devon as police tried to intercept them, they were heard laughing and shouting back at the officers “I’m Jack Sparrow” and […]

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One Dark Night in Morro Bay…

One Dark Night in Morro Bay…

I was sailing down the California coast in my refurbished 37′ S&S cutter, Cadence II, when I stopped in Morro Bay for a hot shower and a good burger.  There I met a man who would become one of my closest friends, whom I call Eric the Red.  He was in his early thirties, athletic […]

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To Dine Or Not To Dine…

To Dine Or Not To Dine…

  Dear Capt. Bilgeplug, As you are aware, we are all facing economic hardships and money is tight. We like to drop anchor and come ashore a couple of times a week for a nice meal (something other than fish) We have had to tighten up our budget a bit and are now looking for […]

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Moving Up To The Big Time

Moving Up To The Big Time

Well it all started the morning of 4/20/12..As i was putting my beloved 28 morgan I/O back in the water.After a week on the hard new bottom paint,new cutless bearing.The yard i use doesn’t allow live aboard’s in the yard.I’ve live on her for the last 6 year’s..So i was staying on a friends couch..Atfer […]

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There is No Second

There is No Second

In 1850, an English merchant sent a letter to various acquaintances in New York City to see if anyone there was interested in sending a yacht to Britain for a race scheduled to coincide with the Great Exhibition of 1851. A group from the New York Yacht Club took up the challenge and commissioned a […]

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Yacht Jumping

Yacht Jumping

The first wave rose suddenly, seemingly out of nowhere. “Dane, are you sure this is okay?” Jessi queried, a smothered concern in her tone. “Yeah, it’ll be fine,” I answered. “But you’d better let me take the wheel.”  It was a stock answer. Having been through the pass many times, I felt overly comfortable. But […]

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