Archive of: Voyaging Letters

Title Issue
Rule of thumb

Rule of thumb

Commercial fishing operations abound with heavily-loaded lines.

July/August 2014

The Nautical Almanac online

I recall periodically gaining computer access to the Nautical Almanac’s daily pages by simply typing “Nautical Almanac online” into Google’s search engine.

July/August 2014
The art of letting go

The art of letting go

Our passages up the Pacific coast of Mexico have been hard going as they were mostly into wind and against current.

July/August 2014

Stewardship and dealing with trash

For six years, I spent a lot of time floating around on the surface of the ocean — something like 50,000 nautical miles worth.

July/August 2014
Twenty-five years of wind vane steering

Twenty-five years of wind vane steering

Many sailors who make short-handed, offshore passages — we have a two-person crew — love the notion of electric-energy-free wind vane self-steering.

May/June 2014
Discovering a voyaging classic

Discovering a voyaging classic

March/April 2014
Nightly green fireworks

Nightly green fireworks

March/April 2014
The one that got away

The one that got away

March/April 2014
First passage as captain

First passage as captain

January/February 2014

Satellite phone a necessity offshore?

January/February 2014
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