Archive of: Voyaging Letters

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Remembering Captain Uli

Remembering Captain Uli

The late Ulrich Pruesse — universally known as “Captain Uli” — was that rare breed of seafarer, master mariner in commercial sail.

March/April 2013
Tickles, rattles and oish, or a summer in Labrador

Tickles, rattles and oish, or a summer in Labrador

At the end of May 2011, the 10th month of refitting our Mason 44 Frances B for bluewater cruising, the north Florida air turned to steam.

January/February 2013
Sailing, Alaska and life

Sailing, Alaska and life

Any problems that happen while you are tied to the dock are a gift

January/February 2013
Single-cell house battery installation

Single-cell house battery installation

November/December 2012
Across Jeffrey’s Ledge without a propeller

Across Jeffrey’s Ledge without a propeller

November/December 2012
Opting for a Turkish tow

Opting for a Turkish tow

November/December 2012
A passion for time

A passion for time

Navigating the seas is a matter of time. You need a clock. Indeed the GPS satellites we use today are just elements of one big complicated clock.

October 2012
Foul-tackled on Block Island

Foul-tackled on Block Island

A brisk wind’s moaning in the rigging woke me at midnight. My first thought was, “Is the boat still secure — is the anchor holding?”

October 2012
A Panamanian souvenir

A Panamanian souvenir

The most painful illness I suffered on our voyage was the most difficult to cure.

October 2012

Swivels and anchor chain

September 2012
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