Archive for December, 2007
Is it true that flying at 100’s of mile an hour is less demanding on an aircraft than sailing across the ocean at 10 knots. Probably not, but it does seem that we have come to expect planes to fly and yet are never surprised when yachts breakdown, even spectacularly, losing keels, rigs or filling up with water and sinking.
Here are some observations of a sailor who works as an engineer with aircraft. More »
We all know that maintenance is good for boats, that’s how they get to live a long life. But have you considered that maintenance may be good for your confidence, boat handling skills and seamanship?
Let me explain… More »
Does sailing across the ocean have to be a scary experience? It certainly sounds like it from all the stories we get told.
I do agree that nothing appeals to sailors more than the delight of telling stories and more specifically the delight in telling horror stories of near miss, life and death situations.
I know it doesn’t have the same story telling appeal, but my experience has been one of always crossing the ocean safely and without incidents. More »