Velocity Made Good = Justification for sailing when you can’t actually head in the correct direction

One of the first syllabus items in the american sailing association intro class is about how wind moves your boat.  Specifically, how it can push you along from behind, create lift like an airplane from the side, and stop your boat in its tracks when its coming straight towards you.  The phenomenon of going nowhere …

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Jenny to the rescue!

Since leaving San Carlos at the beginning of the cruising season we’ve seen fairly mild weather with the seas generally mellow and the winds too light rather than too strong.  We’ve gotten very confident handling the boat and planning passages.  Apparently too confident, and mother nature decided that we needed a lil' reminder to be …

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A close encounters with boobies

Like good little sailors we hung out in Mazatlan for several days after the Super Bowl waiting for a calm weather window to visit the famous Isla Isabel.  We knew from first hand accounts and our trusty guidebook that the holding here on the island is marginal at best and now are really happy we heeded the …

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