Tag: Sailing

What’s better for cruising: Mexico or the Caribbean?

Hopeful cruisers sometimes wonder where to start their adventures afloat. Pacific side of Mexico or the Caribbean – both beautiful cruising grounds, anchorages in proximity and resources to get started.…

/ December 5, 2020

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

Preparing a boat for haulout

Leaving Puerto Peñasco’s harbor in our wake last December, I really expected it would be years – many years! – before we returned. But, 2020! Now we’re preparing to haulout…

/ September 1, 2020

Managing resources: propane on board

We ran out of propane last night. Inconveniently enough (is it ever convenient?) it happened in the middle of cooking dinner. That’s preferable to seeing burner flames fizzle out before…

/ August 10, 2020

Going in the face of uncertainty

Taking our children under the Golden Gate Cheering on a family beginning their cruising dreams this morning, I imagined the wonders in store for them and thought about our steps…

/ July 27, 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

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

Fontaine Pajot Astrea 42: A Comprehensive Review

[embedded content] Fontaine Pajot have recently bought out the Astrea 42, a production catamaran designed and manufactured in France. Fontaine Pajot have been making catamarans for decades, and they are…

/ June 30, 2019

Lagoon 42: A Comprehensive Review

Welcome to the first Catamaran review in our new series, and we’re kicking things off with the Lagoon 42! [embedded content] I can’t think of a more popular catamaran manufacturer…

/ May 15, 2019