Author Archives: De Captain

Leaving Puerto Rico at first light, finally.

It has taken longer than expected to prep the boat to leave & I found a cracked part in the mast’s gooseneck fitting on Saturday so we had to wait until today to get the part welded. In the morning … Continue reading

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Made it to Puerto Rico

I’m about to fall asleep enjoying a balmy breeze, after a day of small projects, getting to know the owners, & provisioning for the trip. I flew into San Juan last night & the owners of the boat picked me … Continue reading

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Packed for crewing aboard someone else’s boat

Packing List: (2) backpacks (1) computer case Henri Lloyd offshore foul weather jacket Henri Lloyd offshore foul weather overalls (5) quick dry t-shirts (2) regular t-shirts (2) long sleeve t-shirts (5) pair board shorts (3) pair gym shorts (2) pair … Continue reading

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Improved sailing books page

I’ve updated & improved the books page. There is an extensive list of books that have actually been read, reviewed & recommended for sailors by sailors (most I’ve read myself). Books every sailor needs, the best sailing books for the … Continue reading

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