This article was first published on Sailing Phoenix, Marie Raney’s blog.
What’s it really like to go offshore?
A delight of dolphins!
I have been a sailor all my life, but only started cruising in 2001. I grew up racing in small open boats, windsurfing, and day sailing. Years later when my husband proposed …Read more
Photo: Cornell Sailing
How did a middle-aged cruising sailor, mother and psychologist, end up in the company of 13 incredible women who set sail aboard a Sea Dragon to cross an ocean? Not literally a Sea Dragon, but the Sea Dragon, a research sailing vessel operated by Pangaea Explorations. It …Read more
A couple of years ago when my husband gave me a copy of Beth Leonard’s book, “Following Seas”, with the caveat that I probably shouldn’t read the first chapter, I might have known that sailing would have some adventures in store. But our story started long before that; it really started 8 years ago on Long Island …Read more
There’s no two ways about it: being out at sea changes me.
It’s hard to write about this without streaking off on a tangent of froth.
To an artist, the sea is a moody canvas of light, texture, color and motion to capture, but to a sailor, it’s more than that. The surface of the sea is …Read more
“Do we remember how to do this?” I ponder in my offshore sailing journal.
“My mind creaks as I shift from boat maintenance to sailing. Having spent the hurricane season in Wisconsin with the boat tucked into a boatyard in Florida, Dave and I realize it has been five months since we’d hoisted sail on our …Read more
Good news! Beth Leonard – circumnavigator, author, and Women and Cruising contributor - will be in the US this fall sharing her recent travels and cruising experience in a series of seminars. Here’s her schedule. – Kathy Parsons
September 25-27, 2009
Seven Seas Cruising Association Annapolis Gam Camp Letts, Edgewater, MD Read more
Gwen Hamlin devoted her April and May 2009 Admiral’s Angle columns to “How We Choose Where We Cruise”. Here the husband of one of the Admirals throws in his two cents:
“Let me tell you how Yvonne chooses how we cruise