Deliveries Part 1

Deliveries, ya gotta love ‘em. Unlike deliveries made by storks that bring sweet, lovable babies, arriving on time, the deliveries I am talking about arrive by vultures and sometimes turn out like Rosemary’s Baby. These are yacht deliveries. You see, owners of yachts...

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Fishing and Me

Sometimes our guests ask if we fish from Spitfire while sailing. Sometimes I tell them the following true (fish) tale. My first fishing experience happened at a very early age. I remember that day as if it were yesterday and since I am having so much trouble...

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Places I Have Boated

Guests often ask me where else have I been sailing. Maybe they want to check those places to see if there are any outstanding warrants out for me. Maybe they think that I just got here due to an error in navigation (or judgement) or something else. Maybe I am lost or...

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How Did I Become a Captain and Get to Where I Am?

Guests ask me this often I was born at a very early age. Growing up in New Bedford, Massachusetts, you would think that everyone had a boat and went out whaling every weekend. That is not how it was in my family. A little waterskiing maybe, but chasing Moby Dick?...

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Going Straight

Now that I have your attention, today’s subject will be all about steering and the impact of it on all our lives. This seems to me a rather neglected subject if everything is going straight and true but a very important item if everything hits the fan. I consider...

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The Gods Must Be Crazy

What makes a sailor sail? Sometimes it is an ex-spouse chasing you down the beach with a shotgun. But that is not always the case. Sometimes it is a desire to find out what actually is over the edge. Sometimes it is simply stupidity. Not saying which one it is but…. I...

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Lies, Lies and More Lies

Lies, lies and more lies: “Who lives in that villa?” or “Who owns that mega yacht?” Questions I am often asked while taking guests on a day sail around St John. After a while I just, well, make an answer up. “I do” is a favorite response. Of course, sailing around the...

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True Confession

True confession: Not in my wildest of dreams (and I have had some wild ones) would I have thought that I would be writing a blog. Who knew? Anyone? But through the encouragement of my wonderful web guru, Ennis (ennisjulian.com), who said it would be good for business,...

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