Landlubber (non-seafaring) acquaintances often ask us if we stop and anchor each night when we are sailing across the ocean. I tell them that assuming an ocean depth of 5000 feet and a proper anchoring scope of five to one, it would take about 25,000 feet of rode, which even the largest and most well [...]
Once upon a time, a small group of yachties were pursuing their dreams of sailing their little boats across the South Pacific Ocean and hanging out in its beautiful tropical islands.
One morning along the way, they all had the same strange and fabulous dream. They were sailing along and came upon a beautiful, unspoiled [...]