October 30, 2013

A great deal has been removed from the boat to lighten it in order to go faster. Especially from the bow area, so as when I come down a wave rather than plow into the one in front of me, the lighter bow will help me to lift up and over the wave. Yet at the same time, m...

October 29, 2013

Local media is picking up the pace, as the city plans a big send-off beginning with the lead story in today's local newspaper, The St. Augustine Record. Kiwi Spirit, now at my dock opposite the City Marina, will spend the last week at the marina on public display with...

October 23, 2013

I am currently learning to repair sails at North Sails. Being out there alone, should a sail tear or become shredded, I will have to do the repair myself. Today's materials are not cotton or Dacron, and do not lend themselves to simple stitching. Special tapes and glue...

October 8, 2013

The last solo before the “Big One.” Overall, it was a good trip made in good time. I covered 1,250 miles in just over six days. I did not feel great about my performance due to my impatience to get home to St. Augustine on the weekend and before deteriorating weather....

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