Weather

Weather for hire

From Ocean Navigator #99 July/August 1999 One solution to the problem of dealing with weather when voyaging is to contract with a professional weather-routing service. Depending on the type of information package you purchase, you can get simple or detailed…

Lizard flotilla delights scientists

A raft of debris that apparently floated from Guadeloupe to Anguilla caused a flurry of excitement in the scientific community because of the freeloading passengers that had gone along for the ride. Fifteen green iguanas, clinging to floating logs, survived…

Rough crossing

On a recent transatlantic crossing, my wife Mary and I were caught by a low pressure system and forced to deploy a series drogue. The unit worked well and we later finished our voyage after 1,946 miles. We learned a…