The yacht Cheeki Rafiki was found capsized in the Atlantic 600 miles offshore. The USCG has stopped searching for the crew. Locating beacons went off but the shipping vessel that spotted the yacht did not see any life raft. I just signed the petition “.@USCG … Continue readingCheeki Rafiki
These are the oil rigs off the coast of Huntington Beach. Massive.
[fergcorp_cdt] Because of the weather forecast, I have decided that the safety of the crew and the boat are of the utmost importance and because there is a forecast of gale force winds with gusts of up to 40 mph and waves in the … Continue readingWeather Delay
[fergcorp_cdt] Less than 25 hours to go!! Been prepping the boat for Catalina… Flares, check. PFD’s check First Aid Kit, check Check engine fluids, check Fill up tank with Diesel, check Wash the boat, check Wax transom (was VERY oxidized!), check My list of things … Continue readingCountdown to Catalina 2…..
[fergcorp_cdt] Planning a 2 day trip with the guys on Cuajota over to Catalina. The plan is to shoot around to the back side of Catalina and possibly circumnavigate the island then head back to Newport Beach. Right now I am prepping the boat, and … Continue readingCountdown to Catalina!
Well I finally experienced it. Nowhere close to the image above, but I felt it a bit… When a sail is too big for the weather conditions they call it being overpowered. Up to now I have not had that experience. I went out … Continue readingOverpowering!
OK…So technically its not the first sail of 2014, I have been on a few minor sails but nothing major mostly in harbor just to keep the boats various lines and systems in working order. I am a FIRM believer in the old motto, “Use … Continue readingSailing Season 2014!!! First sail!
Here are some pics from the recent Catalina Trip! I realized that while I take LOTS of pics I publish very little, so moving forward I will make it a point of focus to post more pics of my sailing adventures!
Sometimes things just work out!!! The local WestMarine store is moving and they have been putting putting certain items up for clearance. I have been watching the clearance table intently. There are a few things I need for the boat and alot of things I … Continue readingOld Dog Learns New Tricks!
Catalina Trip – 7/23/13 from Cuajota on Vimeo. Ok. So I did the Catalina turnaround in one day. Got to the boat at 5am. Prepped it and reached the harbor entrance at 6am. Motored over to Catalina. The boat cruised at 6.5 knots. Did the … Continue readingCatalina!!!