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‘Sea Fever’ print available for sale

  Victoria, B.C. Canada - 2018 A number of years ago, MaryLou created this beautiful piece of artwork, a hand lettered piece featuring the poem Sea Fever by John Masefield. Through her communications work, she'd met the accomplished … [Read More...]

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Latest Swiftsure Update

May 28, 2017  Royal Victoria Yacht Club At 15:00 I called our second crew meeting and asked our navigators Paul and Nicola to evaluate the wind and current situation based on the models on … [Read More...]

Swiftsure Lightship Classic

May 18,2017                             Check out this article and short … [Read More...]

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Slogging it out in big seas

May 5, 2017 0:6:30 Position: 46.33 N, 128.59 W Still slogging it out in some big seas with a good course and lots of wind. I got a few hours sleep and once I go on deck and adjust our course, I am back to my bunk. At night, in the dark, my mind dreams up all kinds of scenarios, some of which come from an Alfred Hitchcock … [Read More...]

Hanging On

May 4, 2017 0:100 Position: 46.14 N, 129.09 W With the horrific motion and noise onboard, sleep is illusive. I've been on deck twice to alter course and the seascape under the moonlight is awe inspiring. The waves marching at us are mountainous. Occasionally, one climbs aboard and completely covers us in white water … [Read More...]

My plan for the Straits of Juan de Fuca

May 4, 2017 It would be nice if I could enter the Straits early on a clear morning and have the rest of the day to work my down to Victoria. I'm thinking of crossing the big ship lanes as I enter the Straits and heading down the Canadian side. I'll ask Peter to check the traffic over the next day or so and let me know … [Read More...]

Reflecting on almost two decades of single-handed sailing

May 3, 2017 07:07 am Position: 45.34 N, 130.25 W I'm 300 miles off the coast of Oregon State, right in line with Portland. The sea the sky is grey, looking out the port lite. There is a distinct line between the very light grey sky and the greyish green ocean, a line that I could almost reach out and touch. A line that … [Read More...]

The ham net is humming tonight

Monday, May 1, 2017 Positon: 41.1 N, 136.3 W Distance in last 24 hrs: 160 nm Shout out to ham radio operator Gary (W7WWI) in Olympia, Washington who pulled a few strings (or wires) and was able to patch me through to Glenn on the radio tonight.  Not sure how that works, but it was great to have a few crackly words … [Read More...]

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