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Why Go Sailing? My wife and I love to get out on Black Pearl just to get away from it all.  We get out there and just enjoy the peace and quite.  We listen to the boat sliding through the […]

Chain Plates Have you checked your chain plates lately?  Chain plates are one of those pieces of equipment on the boat that you just don’t pay much attention to on a regular basis.  They receive the shrouds and stays that […]

I was fortunate this year to be able to race a beautiful 2004 Alubat Cigale 14.  Ariane is 46′ long and very sleek.  Her brushed aluminum hull shines and sparkles.  I had a five person crew helping including a couple […]

Ariane Delivery My go to crew — my dad — and I, flew to Rhode Island to meet Ariane, a 46’ Alubat Cigale, to bring her to St Augustine, FL to be sold.  We arrived and boarded her Monday after […]

I decided to submit a picture from my circumnavigation for this Cruising World photo contest. While I did not win it looks like I came in in the top 10…..pretty cool I think! This picture was taken in the Whitsunday […]

I raced on Actaea for the Lipton Cup in New Smyrna April 18.  We did very well in this race.  The wind was light and this boat moves well with light air.  Our starts were not the greatest but we […]

I raced on Skip Harwell’s boat Actaea last Sunday.  She is a 1953 Concordia built in Germany.  She has a long history of race winning and is a beautiful boat.  I would not like to have to do all of […]

I was just thinking back to some of my experiences sailing around the world and thought I would share some of them here.  Just a quick back ground on me…….most of these events happened while I was sailing around the […]