Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Don’t Do What I Did

Don’t Do What I Did

We have all been there — arriving late to the marina on a long weekend, wanting/needing to find the perfect weekend dock. The seriousness of preventable events that occurred later all stemmed from the same initial failure to check the marine forecast before heading out. The wind and waves on this July day were memorable, […]

Restoring a Boat and Building a Family

Restoring a Boat and Building a Family

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Early on in our life together, my husband Mike and I began dreaming about owning a sailboat. Our neighbor Charlie, who owned a 26-foot Hughes, took us sailing the weekend before our wedding. While on our honeymoon in Barbados, we ventured out on a Sunfish dinghy. Though both events led to newbie mishaps, we were […]

September 2014 Featured Writer

September 2014 Featured Writer

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Colleen Ellison-Wareing writes about summers spent on sailboats with her family. She loves family time, and hates when the boat heels! Collections of her stories can be found at http://amzn.to/Jd9gN8. Follow her on Twitter: @onsailboats.  

Don’t Do What I Did

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

          After earning my pleasure craft safety certification, I knew I required current navigational charts for each section of our upcoming boating adventure, so I purchased them along with a cruising guide, a good resource to have aboard. If you’re thinking I sound quite organized, think again. My lack of attention […]

August 2014 Featured Writer

August 2014 Featured Writer

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Colleen Ellison-Wareing writes about summers spent on sailboats with her family. She loves family time, and hates when the boat heels! Collections of her stories can be found at http://amzn.to/Jd9gN8. Follow her on Twitter: @onsailboats.