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68th Annual High Sierra Regatta

68th Annual High Sierra Regatta

“Victory 21’s you are now in sequence”   Chris and I short-tacked back and forth along the start line, attempting to hold the best position. Nervous energy ran through me faster than the Nalgene of water I drank that morning- Why do I always have to pee before a race? My heart...

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Christopher’s Geronimo

Christopher’s Geronimo

The 8-Day Transformation of our Victory 21’ Sailboat My heart pounded as adrenaline rushed through my veins, the wind kissing my cheeks as we thread through the oncoming vessels fighting for our position. It was the 68th annual High Sierra Regatta, marking half a decade of...

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The Summer SAILstice

The Summer SAILstice

Sometimes you watch the show, and sometimes you are the show. I can’t tell you how many times Chris and I have been sitting comfortably in an anchorage watching newcomers attempt to set their hook only to reset again, and again….

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24 Hours in Alberts Anchorage

24 Hours in Alberts Anchorage

Flecks of dust danced in the sunlight that cascaded through our stateroom's portlight as I swiped an old sock, damp with Murphy’s Wood Oil, across every surface. Cleo cat jumped onto our bed and stretched before curling into a small ball, basking in the golden rays undoubtedly...

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5 Underrated Sailing Channels

5 Underrated Sailing Channels

5 Underrated Sailing Channels (In Our Humble Opinion) The constant motion of the rat race can be exhausting; wake up, go to work, come home, sleep, and repeat. Obviously, there are commercial-like disruptions to this otherwise monotonous pattern but what if you could change it...

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Gold Memories in Fools Anchorage

Gold Memories in Fools Anchorage

“Deep breaths and eyes on the horizon,” I said to my aunt Alana who was slowly sinking into the cockpit seat, mummifying herself in the Mexican blanket she buried herself in. My uncle John was at the helm beside Chris, both adorned in heavy jackets bracing the crisp wind and...

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Another Lap Around the Sun

Another Lap Around the Sun

The rumble of our trusty Perkins 4.108 purred under the cabin sole as we finished our pre-sailing checklist. It had been months since Chris and I left the breakwater, growing anxious with every second we got closer to casting off. It was our birthweek and we were ready to...

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