Month: April 2019

The Sea

I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied; And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying, And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.  – John …

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My Book

Sailing Snippets Here’s my book, Sailing Snippets. It’s free, help yourself. Sailing Snippets covers many aspects of sailing from boat design to heaving-to, from sailing naked to anchoring. There are many illustrations. I hope you find it informative as well as entertaining.

The Khyber Pass

This post has absolutely nothing to do with sailing or boats. Many, many years ago I was a fresh faced young apprentice engineer at a company that built grain mills all over the world. A need arose for a commissioning engineer to go to Peshawar on the northwest frontier of Pakistan and by a stroke …

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