Author Archives: Mike

The End… And A New Beginning

Clarity is gone. A few weeks ago, she was given to her new owner, as a donor to the Sailbird 18 he already has.  Sold for a price of $1.00, he refused change for a $20.00, which made for a … Continue reading

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The Times Have Definitely Changed…

Years ago, we purchased Clarity, and refit her for coastal cruising, and the Everglades Challenge.  We thought this would be the continuation of my addiction to sailing, and the beginning of a lifelong adventure together. We were partially right – … Continue reading

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And Now For A Little Bit Of News…

For the past couple of years, I’ve been flying small UAS’s (Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or FAA-speak for drones) as a hobby, and have found the videography aspect fascinating.  So much so, that I’ve decided to make the hobby a bit … Continue reading

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Just A Quick Note…

As you may have noticed, we haven’t been doing much of any sailing or boating lately.  Well, sometimes life gets in the way – so we are on a bit of an activity hiatus.  In the meantime, please peruse and … Continue reading

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Pictures From Checkpoint 2 – 2014 Everglades Challenge

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I just found some pictures online that were taken of my arrival and departure from CP2 – it was quite a milestone for me, as our first attempt ended at CP1 due to a serious water leak in Clarity’s vaka … Continue reading

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A Sad Day On The Water In Fiji

Earlier today, on the waters off of Suva Point, we sailors lost one of our own. I don’t know his name, or how long he had been sailing, but none of that matters… he was a young boy of 13, … Continue reading

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The Boats I Have Known – A Brief Sailing History of Yours Truly (Entry #1)

I started sailing pretty early in life, and I thought it would be fun to take a retrospective and hopefully accurate look at the boats I’ve owned and sailed so far. Please note that, unless identified as a boat I … Continue reading

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