This post, written by Captain Al, explains some of the sailing terminology you’ll need to understand while learning to sail. It’s all about how the wind and currents impact your sailing speed and direction. Continue reading “More Nautical Terms: Apparent and True Wind, Boat Speed, SOG and COG”
Learning to Sail: The Asymmetrical Spinnaker
Spoiler Alert: This post has some geeky sailing language. To help all you beginners we’ve put a glossary at the end of this post. (We’re nice like that.)
The asymmetrical spinnaker is our favorite sail. It is used for sailing downwind and you wouldn’t want to sail a cat without one. So what is this fancy sail? Continue reading “Learning to Sail: The Asymmetrical Spinnaker”
The Top Two Advantages of Sailing on a Catamaran
“Why charter a sail on a catamaran?” you might ask. Well, when trying to understand what makes a sail on a catamaran different than a traditional sailboat, you have to understand the basic structure of the boat. Continue reading “The Top Two Advantages of Sailing on a Catamaran”
Memorial Day Weekend Sail
The sun finally came out on Saturday and we had great guests onboard for a beautiful sail around Newport. Brenda and Rick were able to watch the beautiful views from the trampoline as the wind moved us forward. We were not the only ones out at sea taking advantage of the great sailing weather.
After the sail we stayed on our mooring feasting on grilled shish kebabs, salads, burgers, home made rhubarb strawberry pie and a glass of red wine or two. The sunset was a really beautiful ending to a fun day at sea. Looking forward to many more this season!
Volvo Ocean Race Preview
I love the Volvo Ocean Race! For the 2014 -2015 race I was following and rooting for Team SCA in particular. I would look at my phone ap first thing in the morning and the last thing at night to find out the latest information. For the Newport stop over I was able to volunteer at the race village and that was a lot of fun. I was even entrusted with holding the actual trophy! Continue reading “Volvo Ocean Race Preview”