December 16, 2018

Kiwi Spirit II heads for St. Augustine.  It is not what we wanted to hear.  It's a bitter disappointment, I know.  Never in over my 100,000 sea miles have I had so much go wrong so soon.  Major problems include: loss of bilge pumps, loss of two starboard side hydro gen...

December 9, 2018

In the predawn hour the Code Zero headsail furling failed and the sail in fresh winds unwound. The furling gear on the drum then parted and so I had no choice but to dump the sail in the ocean while keeping it attached. Four hours later I had it on board - mostly. A go...

December 5, 2018

It began with a send off from St Augustine. Not like the first time when there were hundreds present on the dock and bridge, twenty some boats in escort including the Coast Guard and the fort fired canon in a salute. Now on my fourth and final attempt there were a fait...

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