Tag Archives: Sailing

The two kinds of luck

Luck may appear to be something that just happens to us, but we can often make our own luck when it depends on opportunities seen or made and taken. For instance, I feel very lucky to have wonderful friends, but … Continue reading

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Flashback

Searching through some old emails, I came across one I had sent on Aug. 21, 2009, to report on the condition of the regional Sea Scout Training Vessel DER PELIKAN, which had an unfortunate encounter with the Kent Narrows Bridge … Continue reading

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Another dream to live

At exactly this moment three years and three months ago, I was heading on a night-long trip down the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal aboard the 125′ schooner LIBERTY CLIPPER. This was the first leg of what would become a two-week … Continue reading

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The soldier sails a tugboat

Only one boat, NORFOLK REBEL, could simultaneously meet a young Iraq veteran’s two dreams: to sail and to drive a tugboat. Thanks to the kindness of Captain Steve Briggs, Will Williamson piloted the “Tugantine” on the Elizabeth River while under power, and then under … Continue reading

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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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Heartstrings

It is a rare pleasure to learn that an artist has found inspiration in my work, so I was delighted to receive an email from Sharon Thomas, the artist/calligrapher at Heartstrings Calligraphy and Design in Paris, Texas. Sharon needed an image … Continue reading

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When asked to make a dream come true, you say “Yes!”

What do you do when asked to make a dream come true for a young veteran of the Iraq war, who is battling leukemia that was likely caused by the spent uranium spread by US munitions in the region? First, … Continue reading

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Sea Scouts christen boat in memory of Sandy Hook boys

A blanket of soft gray clouds hung low along the Potomac River recently matching the somber mood as Prince William County Scouts and Sea Scouters and beyond gathered to christen a boat in memory of the two Tiger Cub Scouts … Continue reading

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Sea Scouts race with Quantico Yacht Club

The best thing about being a Sea Scout leader is seeing how the program affects the teens. As the Sailing Coach for Sea Scout Ship 100, I had the pleasure of coordinating scout involvement in Quantico Yacht Club’s (QYC) Third … Continue reading

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To sail tall ships

  Being a sailor, having sailed tall ships and feeding dreams of sailing them further, I have thought much about last month’s sinking of the HMS BOUNTY and the tragic loss of life that day. I never met Claudene Christian, … Continue reading

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