Journal

St. Patrick's Day means all things green, and shamrocks are everywhere. According to tradition, the four leaf clover symbolizes luck. But what do shamrocks have to do with sailing? Actually, there is a very famous sailing shamrock: J Class yacht Shamrock V, one of the original...

"I really don't know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it is because in addition to the fact that the sea changes, and the light changes, and ships change, it is because we all came...

I don't know about you, but I normally don't make New Year's resolutions. Mainly because they're usually for things I don't really want to do, but know I should. This year I'm changing it up by resolving to do more of what I love. My...

Australia has long been on my travel bucket list. When an opportunity came up to sail with friends in the Whitsunday Islands, I didn't need much convincing. And boy, was it worth the trip! Located off the northeast Queensland coast, the Whitsunday Islands are actually two...

It's Thanksgiving here in the U.S., a time to reflect on things we're thankful for. This year I'm thankful for a loving family, challenging work and loyal customers. And I'm especially thankful for sailing. I can't underestimate the impact sailing has made on my life. It...

Lately, I've been getting that melancholy feeling that comes towards the end of summer and sailing season. Here in the Northeast US, keelboat sailing typically winds down by mid to late October. But you really begin to feel it in September, when the days get...

It feels right to sail on July 4th, the American Independence Day. To me, sailing represents a form of freedom. On a boat, it's somehow easier to be free of worry and care, free of restraints, free of boundaries. Granted, not every day on a...

From 1870 to 1920, the America's Cup was contested in the waters of New York Harbor. 96 years later, the Auld Mug returned to NYC. And New Yorkers welcomed the America's Cup World Series with a triumphant roar. It was thrilling to see these space-age...

Well, another Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show is in the books! What a great start to the sailing season. Thanks to all the old friends who came by to visit our booth, and hello to all the new friends we made over the weekend! This year's show was marked...