Will a headland provide enough shelter?

Will a headland provide enough shelter?

You have a tired crew and you plan to anchor for the night. Will the headland provide enough shelter? James Stevens answers your Questions of Seamanship In a southeasterly wind, does this SW-facing bay offer adequate protection? Credit: Alamy Stock...

/ September 26, 2022
Night Sailing: A full guide to sailing in the dark

Night Sailing: A full guide to sailing in the dark

Pete Goss provides an in depth guide to night sailing to help you get the most our of your boat when the sun sets Night sailing is bread and butter to an ocean sailor and often crucial to coastal passage...

/ September 23, 2022
Burst coolant hose: ‘I had spares for everything except this’

Burst coolant hose: ‘I had spares for everything except this’

Edward Vivian experiences a burst coolant hose while sailing from Guernsey to Plymouth in deteriorating conditions No spare hose meant a temporary patch to fix the hose using plumbers putty and amalgamating rubber tape. Credit: Edward Vivian Burst coolant hose:...

/ September 13, 2022
Finding crew for ocean passages

Finding crew for ocean passages

Julie and Andy Pag wanted crew to share the watches sailing their Lagoon 410 Cushla Na Mara from the Med to the Caribbean. But how do they find the right people? Finding crew you can trust on long passages isn’t...

/ September 12, 2022
GPS failure: What would you do?

GPS failure: What would you do?

How would you react to GPS failure while sailing? James Stevens answers your Questions of Seamanship If the position of your yacht suddenly changed on your chartplotter, how would you react? Credit: Lester McCarthy GPS failure: What would you do?...

/ September 7, 2022

Sailing in Greece – Give and receive

Five months in and my garden is thriving… blooming in every corner. Tomatoes, green beans and chilli are ready for harvest. As is arugola, radish, basil, mint, lemon balm, dill and parsley. The fig tree is bursting with fruit. The...

/ June 26, 2016

Ocean Perception

Afternoon stand up paddle around that island under a heavy overcast sky and such stillness in the air it felt like the world was put on pause for a moment. Gliding over the bay above 10-15 meter depth, clearly seeing...

/ May 15, 2016

Magical sailing week coming up

Dear friends and followers. Time has finally come to gather a beautiful group to our first yoga and wellness retreat. So excited to spend a week with wonderful people and making new friends. Share healthy meals, practice yoga and meditation,...

/ March 17, 2016

Phuket Island life

Hi friends, I’ve had a three week long vacation visiting my family in Finland and friends in Sweden. Been skiing at the very Northern top of Finnish Lapland, and just tried catching up on all lost time after having been...

/ March 10, 2016

The Mermaid Dance on the Golden Beach

I have been waiting for this high to dissipate. Feels as if I’m constantly jacked up on a mixture of speed and mdma. Full of energy. Drenched in gratitude. Love pouring through in everything I do. Almost thought I was...

/ February 2, 2016