Tag: passage

Weather routing for passages

Jamie will be the first to tell you he’s not a weather router. But weather advice has crept into the work we do with coaching clients, as we seek to…

/ September 11, 2020

Bookaholic while cruising

Can you ever have enough books? When we bought our magic carpet in 2007, Totem’s shelf space was leaner than suited our family, particularly with three young children at a…

/ July 20, 2020

How do you know where to anchor?

The deceptively simple question – how do you know where to anchor? – is more nuanced than some imagine. In our hyperconnected world, it’s the kind of straightforward information that…

/ July 15, 2020

Offshore crewing and inclusion

The catch-22 of getting offshore experience: being required to have prior offshore experience in order to join a crew. Where can the hopeful offshore sailor begin? Yesterday morning I joined…

/ June 8, 2020

Totem’s interim normal

A new rhythm patterns our secluded life as Totem floats off the cinder-strewn cone of Isla Coronados. Calling this the new normal feels premature, but it’s an interim normal with…

/ May 20, 2020

Embrace the boring

Totem recently made landfall in Baja after a placid passage of a little over three days: north up the coast of Mexico’s mainland from Matanchen Bay, then across the Sea…

/ April 24, 2020