Nautical Adventure Journal
Read about my crazy nautical adventures!
As is often the case, a simple “Sure, I would be happy to help” takes on a life of its own. That is certainly the case where Delavan Lake Yacht Club Race Committee and I are concerned. Beloved Commodore Jack asked if I might be able to help out one weekend afternoon. In the blink of an eye, I found myself as the indispensable First Mate of retired Naval Officer, ocean cruiser and Principle Race Officer extraordinaire, Brian B. Being on the Race Committee is a pretty good second to being on a race boat. The signal boat is a…Read More
The 2018 C Worlds, a one design series for C Scows, were held the first weekend in October on Delavan Lake in Southeastern Wisconsin. It’s a regatta that’s been held at Delavan Lake Yacht Club upwards of 20 years. The C Scow was the first class of scows built by…Read More
November 2016: Fabulous road trip to learn and network. Shaking hands and kissing babies. Spent some time at Oakcliff Sailing Center in Oyster Bay NY with Dawn Riley, Tim Kent, and the crew. They are an amazing, talented team of rock star sailors working to share their knowledge and train young athletes. I was lucky enough to arrive as they were winterizing the fleet and was able to participate in the projects. Each morning the team gets together for the daily briefing, then off to clean winches, repair fiberglass, sand brightwork, and haul boats.Read More
Shaman, a 1960’s era Cal 40, found herself in Nawiliwili Harbor, Kauai in need of passage back home to Santa Cruz after competing in the Single Handed Transpac with her owner, Tim Burden, senior editor of the West Advisor series. This beautiful lady was a joy to sail.Read More
SSYC member and Hobgoblin crewmate Shelly Galligan has embarked on a 2,700-mile journey across the Pacific Ocean, delivering a 50-year-old Cal 40 from Nawiliwili Harbor in Kauai, Hawaii, to Santa Cruz, CA. Arrival at the mainland will be toward the end of September. Skipper Shelly’s two crew members are Ryan Finn and Eric Bowen. Eric crewed with her on a Panama-to-Tampa delivery earlier this year.Read More
Incredible trip to Cuba as the Captain of a chartered catamaran with 9 new friends. We flew into Santa Clara and explored for a few days, then were driven to the marina in Cienfuegos. Apparently, there aren’t many women captains in Cuba. The looks of incredulity I received from the charter people, other captains and port authorities along the way were absolutely wonderful.Read More