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SAN DIEGO SAILOR LAUNCHES ADVENTURE, DESPITE CHALLENGES

SAN DIEGO SAILOR LAUNCHES ADVENTURE, DESPITE CHALLENGES

The accomplishments of  Ryan Levinson are outstanding for an able-bodied person, but Ryan is fighting much more. Ryan is battling Muscular Dystrophy and has been for 20 years. He’s a former U.S. Sailing Team member, a winner of the 2012 US Sailing Disabled National Championship, and he’s placed first in several triathlons. But now, Ryan […]

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A Gorgeous Northern Sail

A Gorgeous Northern Sail

Weather at the end of September in NW Scotland can often be cold, wet and windy. Ullapool where my friend keeps his boat is roughly 58 degrees north. Fall often starts very early here. We had intended to go sailing for few days…

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2014 Muster in Anstruther

2014 Muster in Anstruther

When I was a nipper living at the mouth of the Thames one postcard that really delighted me was a painting of the clippers ‘Ariel and ‘Taeping’. Driving neck to neck up Channel with everything set including Stun ‘sails. I kept it on my bedroom wall for many years. After reading the fascinating story of their 1866 China voyage, when they finished within a few minutes

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82 Year Old To Sail Solo Around Cape Horn in Southern Winter

82 Year Old To Sail Solo Around Cape Horn in Southern Winter

82 YEAR OLD MAN EXPECTS TO SAIL SOLO FROM Atlantic Ocean, under CAPE HORN to Pacific Ocean in the Southern Winter AND, RETURN to the ATLANTIC WITHOUT STOPPING. He says, if he is successful, he will then continue Eastward in the Southern Ocean and pass under the CAPE of  GOOD HOPE from Atlantic to Indian […]

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Sailing The World (Pregnant)

Sailing The World (Pregnant)

Video clip from a multi-part story from San Diego Magazine chronicling The Kaufman family’s sailing journey. Read parts 1, 2 and 3 on San Diego Magazine online.

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Cruising the Abaco Islands: Hope Town

Cruising the Abaco Islands: Hope Town

It was a destination that rivaled all others. Hope Town, Abaco was not only the picturesque bahamian spot to pick up a mooring ball, but it was a place worth spending two nights of a short week-long trip. Again, we had our scares when it came to getting into port. This time, it wasn’t just […]

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Cruising The River Guadiana

Cruising The River Guadiana

Portugal and Spain are separated by hundreds of years of fighting, big wars, small wars, lots of negotiating, smuggling, lover’s spats and finger pointing, as well as being separated by one very long, narrow, winding river called the Guadiana.

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The Hunt For The Black Pearl

The Hunt For The Black Pearl

Sometimes nothing gets a woman more excited than hearing that there is jewelry around. So while traveling throughout French Polynesia Jody mentioned that Tahiti and the islands surrounding it are “the place to get a black pearl”. Immediately I had to go find one. Bob and Jody talked a lot about the pearls and how […]

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The Hike

The Hike

Someone once told me that hiking is really just walking where you can pee, and in most cases – I would have to agree. But in this instance a random hike lead to an adventure of a lifetime. It was our first day on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. A place I had never been […]

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How Bora Bora Changed Me

How Bora Bora Changed Me

Growing up in a small town in Texas I always hoped that my future would lead me somewhere. The small town mentality never really fared too well with me and I would daydream about the day that I would become a household name like Katie Couric or Amy Poehler. I wanted to show the world […]

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Here’s the Thing

Here’s the Thing

By Stuart Gough Have you ever noticed the strangest things happen to you, when you are least expecting them? First of all, I should explain that I am fortunate enough to live in and be part of one of the busiest sailing areas in the world, Cowes on the Isle of Wight in the UK. […]

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The Curse Of The Traveler

The Curse Of The Traveler

An old vagabond in his 60s told me about The Curse over a beer in Central America, goes something like this: The more places you see, the more things you see that appeal to you, but no one place has them all. In fact, each place has a smaller and smaller percentage of the things you love, the more things you see.

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1950’s Cruising – John Riley Sails To Hawaii

1950’s Cruising – John Riley Sails To Hawaii

There are many of us who consider making a blue water voyage but somehow, we never seem to get  out to real blue water. As we have all been told on many occasions, just get out there and do it. However, starting a voyage, either single handed or with a crew remains a non-trivial undertaking […]

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Depth of Feelings – From The Book The Sailing Life

Depth of Feelings – From The Book The Sailing Life

An Excerpt The Sailing Life by Bob Bitchin You’ve just pulled out of Gibralter and headed around the southern tip, on your way to Ibiza, Spain. Your significant other is down below, and you’re on watch. You stand holding the wheel watching the ships that squeeze through the bottleneck at the straights of Gibralter, and […]

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Our Wildest Dreams

Our Wildest Dreams

Excerpt from “Our Wildest Dreams by Liz Tosoni. Around the World in 27 Years! Never in our wildest dreams did we imagine we would sail all the way ‘round the wondrous world when we set out from Vancouver aboard Hoki Mai in 1985. Never in our wildest dreams did we imagine that over the next […]

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A Boat Refinishing Experience In San Blas, Mexico

A Boat Refinishing Experience In San Blas, Mexico

by Lynn Appley sv Cricket      Our boat needed work and we had a budget.  The amount of work needed, exceeded the budget necessary to hire professionals.  New bottom paint would be a must; the hull needed painting, but would have to wait.  The stainless was rusty, the topsides dull, the name and hailing port barely […]

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First Crossing

First Crossing

There are a few special places and experiences that stand out in everyone’s early life. In my case my personal paradise was a short stretch of beach in Panama City, Florida along Saint Andrew Bay. My grandparents had a home off Beach Drive and the creeks and bayous feeding the bay became my personal playground. […]

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Ocean Rowing Experience

Ocean Rowing Experience

Ocean rowing is one of those rare sports where it is possible to compete at an international level without any prior experience, or even proof of the basic skills required to succeed. The only prerequisite for entry in an ocean rowing race seems to be a tinge of madness perched on an excess of bottle. […]

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