Category: Sea Stories

From Racing to Cruising

Alex Kimball, Gypsy Wind
Enjoyment, Satisfaction, and Skills Transfer By Alex Kimball from the October 2016 issue. Five years ago, when it was time to start cruising on Gypsy Wind, our 36’ Nonsuch, I thought I would really miss racing. In fact, the first year I held onto the Wednesday night Thistle racing...

The First Days Away

This article from cruiser, Becca Guillote, was published in the September 2016 48° North. Whether for a weekend, a week, or even a month, the first few days of any trip involves something of a mental/emotional reset. What does it feel like when it is the first few days...

She’s Got the Helm

This article, by Lisa Cole, is from the March 2015 issue of 48° North. It came down to a simple choice – Did I want to learn to skipper the boat myself, or did I want to sell her? This was one of the most challenging decisions in the...