World Voyage

The Night Before The D2D Race

And so we come to the night before the big race. D2D sets out from Dun Laoghaire harbour and runs around the South Coast of Ireland towards Dingle in County Kerry. I have no idea how long it will take us to complete this voyage, but I think the other crew are estimating that we’ll arrive in Dingle around Friday…

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World Voyage

Getting Ready for the D2D 2021 Race

It has been a year since I was first accepted to join the Picton Castle for a 3-4 month stint in the South Pacific. At the time, my inexperience with sailing didn’t really bother me. After all, the PC website advertises that they cater to complete novices. Now that so much time has passed, I feel like I really should…

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Resources, Sailing Knowledge

Book Review: A World of my Own

A World of my Own is Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s account of his 1968/1969 voyage around the world aboard his 32′ ketch, Suhaili. It was known at the time, of course, that circumnavigation was possible. What made Sir Robin’s attempt unique was the fact that he would perform the feat solo, non-stop, without any outside assistance. From the date of his…

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