Nautical Adventure Journal
Read about my crazy nautical adventures!
One day, after delivering a boat to the 31st Street Marina in Chicago, I ran into Bruce, a super cool, retired pilot, captain friend of mine. While we were chatting it up on the dock (where all good plots are hatched), he said “Hey, a bunch of us are planning a trip to Cuba this winter. You should come.” Who would say no to that?? Fast forward a few months and this eclectic band of wonderful people were off on a grand adventure.Read More
Hey Water Lovers! Has the winter got you down? Are you tired of looking out the window longing for soft water and barefoot sailing? Have you grown weary hanging out at your yacht club reliving the glory moments of last summer’s racing adventures? Are you dreaming of bareboat chartering in the Caribbean? I totally get it. I’m not built for the cold and I miss my flip flops fiercely. February is the shortest month by calendar days and the longest measured by how much I miss sailing.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 Harry Melges Sr way back…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