Archive of: Voyaging Letters

Title Issue
Mainsail decisions

Mainsail decisions

A sailmaker gave us some advice one time when asked how we should care for our mainsail: “Sail hard. Put it away wet. And come see me in a year.”

October 2013
Voyager weighs in on tourist development for Yap

Voyager weighs in on tourist development for Yap

October 2013
Young ocean racer hooked on sailing

Young ocean racer hooked on sailing

Although my dad, Rick Higgins, had sailed in the previous two Marion Bermuda Races, participating in the race myself was the last thing I pictured doing. Then, I had a sudden change of heart.

September 2013

More on the free surface effect

September 2013
Franklin’s Gulf Stream charts saved America

Franklin’s Gulf Stream charts saved America

To the editor: With the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War, it became abundantly clear that a huge military advantage would belong to the side that knew how to faster navigate the Atlantic.

September 2013

Adding a hull identification number

September 2013
Running the diesel engine in the yard

Running the diesel engine in the yard

July/August 2013
Better bilge emergency strategy?

Better bilge emergency strategy?

July/August 2013

A tale of two boats

July/August 2013

Shooting island passes on a solar tide

I used an understanding of solar tides to help navigate the passes of two atolls in the Society Islands.

May/June 2013
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