Category Archives: Adventure

Operation “Sailing Angel”

The morning of Wednesday, October 23, 2013 saw the dream of a young Iraq vet come into reality. That day, Will Williamson, a 25-year-old soldier who is battling his second round of leukemia, stepped aboard the beautiful Beneteau 49, LIQUIDITY, … Continue reading

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The soldier wants to be a sailor

On a recent evening I left work an hour early to drive to a federal medical facility, where I passed through a security clearance that included a vehicle search, purse inspection and my walking through a metal detector. Afterward, I … Continue reading

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Frostbite Regatta

Imagine the deck of a 31′ sailboat, slick with spray and heaving over three-foot waves while heeling at a 45-degree angle. As she tacks, you duck out of the way of the boom and hang on, while keeping feet and … Continue reading

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Whitecaps for Shay

The day started off prickly. Serious communication glitches in the Saturday Sail coordination process caused me to spend 20 minutes and however much gas to drive down to the dock, only to find no scouts, and no captain. I was … Continue reading

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"Lifelong Dream Come True" or "Movable Ballast"

Caitlin and I went racing with a skipper from another nearby ship. The race was in West River, MD, a race I had seen 2 years ago when anchored out on my first cruise.I had wanted to race since I … Continue reading

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R&R, Sorta’

The invitation for 2 days of R&R was unexpected, but greatly appreciated, as I was in much need of a little break from my usual demanding routine. Respite came through approximately forty-five hours at a beach house on stilts planted … Continue reading

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