MODERN MARINE NAVIGATION: Crashing the iPad

7 Jul
Having decided that part of this summer's cruising program on Lunacy will involve a two-week jaunt over to Nova Scotia and back, it dawned on me that I needed to make sure I actually have charts for Nova Scotia. In the previous century, which really ... Read More

MODERN MARINE NAVIGATION: Crashing the iPad

7 Jul
Having decided that part of this summer's cruising program on Lunacy will involve a two-week jaunt over to Nova Scotia and back, it dawned on me that I needed to make sure I actually have charts for Nova Scotia. In the previous century, which really ... Read More

2nd-Generation Battles

7 Jul
USA & GBR take Gold at 7th World University Match Racing Championship Posted July 7, 2014 via the International University Sports Federation The U.S. crew skippered by Nevin Snow is the winner in the Open Category of the 7th edition of the World University Match Racing Championship competed on Lago di Ledro, the Alpine lake Read More

The Yachts of SF Bay

7 Jul
As seen in Marin Magazine, July, 2014 By Kimball Livingston AMONG THE GOOD things in life are boats. They please the eye. They please the senses. Use the word yacht if you like. A yacht is any boat, great or small, meant for pleasure, and here too it’s often true that good things come in Read More

Landfall in Sweden (Redux)

7 Jul
In lieu of my recent arrival to Sweden today (I flew overnight from Newark-Oslo-Stockholm, and am going on one hour of sleep and four cups of strong Swedish coffee), I wanted to re-post this blog from two years ago when Arcturus made her first arrival in Sweden. It was an emotional moment for Mia and I (especially Mia), and it seems simultaneously like yesterday and ages ago. Arcturus has spent all of last winter hauled out in Öregrund - we'll launch her next week, and get back to living aboard for the remainder of the summer here in Scandinavia. No plans yet on where we're headed, but stay tuned. I'll be writing about it. In the meantime, enjoy this revisited post... Read More

Do You Want To Build A Snowman?

6 Jul
My girls love the movie Frozen. They sing the catchy songs. They play dress up. They act out their own fanfic. But, when they play, are they Elsa and Anna? They are not. They are Elsa and Olaf. Because Indy has become obsessed with snow.The last time I... Read More

Stanjek and Kleen Clean Up the Star Worlds

6 Jul
Malcesine, Italia – July 5th 2014 On Saturday, July 5th, the International Star Class World Championship was decided in dramatic style on the last leg of the last race. GER 8340 Robert Stanjek with crew Frithjof Kleen led by ten points going into the last race and held on in a nervy final race to Read More

DIY: essential oils on board

6 Jul
We try to keep life simple on Totem: if we can make something ourselves, that’s always a better option than buying. Less waste is created, something on board is usually reused, and there’s probably more cash in our pockets. A lot of the everyday things I use have been made with essential oils. Because, hey, if you can also make something smell […] Read More

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