Following upon Day 1, this is Day 2 of the DJ Johnson 3 Day Around Oahu Race… One of the benefits of sleeping on the boat is that you get to sleep in an extra hour or so more than the crew who commute back and forth. However, staying on the boat also lends itself to staying […]Read more "DJ Johnson 3 Day Around Oahu Race – DAY 2"
I recently took part in in the DJ Johnson 3-Day Around Oahu Race aboard a DK-46 sailboat, named Boomerang. As the name of the race implies, the race around Oahu was broken into three stages over three days. Going counter-clockwise around the island – day 1 was Waikiki to Kaneohe, day 2 was Kaneohe to Ko’Olina, and day […]Read more "DJ Johnson 3 Day Around Oahu Race – DAY 1"
Island Time had the original vinyl coated stainless steel lifelines and old school pelican hook gates when we purchased her. The vinyl was in pretty rough shape, and you could see rust seeping out in places. I’ve heard too many stories of these things letting go without notice, so installing new lifelines was on our […]Read more "New Lifelines"
The 2014 Oregon Offshore International Yacht Race. About 200 nm from Astoria, OR to Victoria, BC. What a wet and wild ride. We started off in about 20 knots of wind and chop, which gradually built to 25-30 gusting 35 knots and swells maxing out at around 12-15 feet. Race records were broken all around. […]Read more "The 2014 Oregon Offshore International Yacht Race"
We lived on our boat for a while here on the Puget Sound. I wouldn’t call us seasoned live-aboards, but I felt we got enough of a taste of it to get a good idea of what it is all about. From 90 F and beautiful, to torrential cold monsoon rain, to sub freezing snow […]Read more "Things to Ponder Before Living on a Boat"
The Navigation Rules. They are the rules of the road for the water. It seems daunting at first, but it can be broken down into parts and easily digested over time. We spent several weeks just on The Navigation Rules as part of a captain’s license course I took. The Navigation Rules are divided […]Read more "Who has the Right of Way?"