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Ch. 13: Auto Turn-Notto

“You know, I knew it was going to be things breaking, stuff needing to be fixed, repaired, maintained, but I thought it would occur at a rate that I could keep up with it.  If it’s like this all the … Continue reading

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Ch. 12: Good Mourning for a Spinnaker

Johnny’s inspecting melted pieces.  Yannick’s cursing in French.  I’m coughing my way out of our berth.  It’s 4:00 a.m. the morning of June 10th and the muffler has melted its way off the port engine. Tempers and temperatures were high … Continue reading

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Ch. 2: “No Gloves”

“No gloves,” she said.  “Okay?” We were at Yannick’s house, meeting his wife and children, and discussing, for the first time, the realities of Phillip and I serving as crew aboard his catamaran for the passage from Florida to France.  … Continue reading

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Ch. 1: The “Human Factor”

I don’t toy with the idea; it toys with me, pecking and picking at the back of my brain.  “You should go,” it says.  And I should.  At least I believe I should.  Maybe not believe, but think.  I think … Continue reading

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Atlantic-Crossing Top Tens!

“You’re going to hate sailing forever.  It’s like wanting to try cake for the first time and instead of trying one slice, you eat the whole cake instead.” This is what one YouTube follower told me when I shared the … Continue reading

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