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Category Archives: sailing
By john | Published: 2004/09/30
By john | Published: 2004/09/14
The catboat Gatita, as painted on the back side of the glass in a mantle clock. Reflected in the glass is the view of Eggemoggin Reach and Deer Isle, through the living room window.
By john | Published: 2003/07/07
By john | Published: 2003/03/28
A beautiful day for a sail on the Markermeer. This is the southern portion of the IJsselmeer, part of the “wet heart of the Netherlands.” Much of the land surrounding the IJsselmeer has been reclaimed, resulting in formerly underwater land becoming livable and protected from flooding, as a result of huge dam and dike construction […]
By john | Published: 2003/02/18
The Swiss have taken a commanding 3-0 lead over Team New Zealand in America’s Cup racing in Auckland. We could be seeing a Mediterranean America’s Cup match in three years if the Swiss hold on to win the best of nine series. Though I’d love to see the cup back in Newport, it’s great to […]
By john | Published: 2003/01/02
Another shot aboard S.V. Mandalay. Mandalay is part of the same fleet of windjammers that included S.V. Fantome. Fantome and 31 of her crew members were lost to Hurricaine Mitch in October 1998. The Ship and the Storm by Jim Carrier did a good job telling the story.
By john | Published: 2002/12/23
Aboard S.V. Mandalay, on the way to the island of Carriacou, Christmas Day 1997. Captain Matt is at the helm. Merry Christmas!
By john | Published: 2002/11/20
Back underway on the Samana, having left Monhegan. Not a lot of wind, but at least the famous Maine fog has not closed us in.