Category Archives: Sailing

Adventures with wind and water.

Back from my sailing trip

My blogging is way behind and I’m nowhere near being caught up on ECM news. Maybe this weekend I’ll get a chance. One reason I’ve been behind is that I’ve been on vacation. Here’s my travel log from the week-long … Continue reading

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Great sailing today

My friend Brian, Dad, and I went out on Texoma today on Vampyrita as part of a revitalized “Buddy Sail” program. The Buddy Sail program was started by Jay at Texas Charters. The idea was that Jay would send out … Continue reading

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Excellent sailing two weeks in-a-row

Dad and I had the second week of excellent sailing in-a-row. Last week we went out on a Hunter 34 named Vesper Light. We covered about 30 miles in the 5 hours or so while we were out. Today we … Continue reading

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My excuse for lack of posts: week of sailing

I’m falling down on the blog job here. No updates recently. I’m on a killer project. Plus, I spent a week sailing. Check out the story here.

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Last sail of 2004

Last sail of 2004 was New Year’s Eve day. The wind was perfect. It was a bit chilly but uncharacteristially warm for late December. I was good in a long sleeve t-shirt. Christy came with us for this sail which … Continue reading

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Read a couple of good sailing-related books recently. Both are very quick reads and very interesting. The first is To Harness the Wind, by Leo Block. It is a history of the development of the sail. It really covers more … Continue reading

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Summer Sailstice

Summer Sailstice was a lot of fun. I invited some friends to join me on the lake to celebrate the longest day of the year. We hit the water at about 10:00 or so to try to beat the heat. … Continue reading

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Open Source meets the Open Ocean

Open Source meets the Open Ocean. Even the lobster fishermen get it… Seafaring the Smart Way. The mariner’s life has always been fraught with danger, especially in the treacherous North Atlantic. This will never change, but ‘smart buoys’ — which … Continue reading

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Great sailing at Lewisville today

Great sailing today. The wind was way up on Lake Lewisville. Lots of other sailboats out. Dad decided to bring one of his dogs, Sassy, along for her inaugural sail. She was pretty excited. About ten minutes after we got … Continue reading

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The motor is back

Got the motor back on Dad’s boat last weekend and sailed for the first time in a while. The problem with the motor was that over the summer, the gas had moved in and out of the carb, eventually gumming … Continue reading

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