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February 1, 2017

After an uneventful five-hour passage from Iles Des Saintes, Guadeloupe, we arrived at St. Pierre, our first anchorage in Martinique. It’s a small town on the northwest side of the island that in 1902 was transformed from the “Paris of the Caribbean” to the “Pompeii of...

April 14, 2016

(Ken helped bring CAYUGA from Hampton, VA to the BVIs in November, 2015.  This article appeared in the spring issue of the Salty Dawg Rally Newsletter)

Do you ever wonder what motivates a crew member to become crew in a Salty Dawg Rally? Maybe not, but here are ref...

February 10, 2016

After some time back home, we returned to the boat in late January where we'd had someone babysitting it on a mooring in St. Thomas, USVI. We re-provisioned, worked on some projects, hung out on the beach, and waited for a day with more northerly winds forecast that wo...

December 11, 2015

In unvarnished terms, the essence of a bluewater passage on a small boat sounds like some perverse research project conceived by undergraduate psych majors:
"I know, I know.  Let's throw four random guys together for two weeks in a long, skinny 300 sq. f...

June 25, 2015

After several weeks of work on various projects, I left Whitehall Marina near Annapolis on June 7th to begin our pre-cruising shakedown trip to the northeast.  Rhoda, Tristan, and Jenn had arranged to meet me between the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays, so I motored and s...

June 29, 2014

We had been looking for the right boat for about a year, and had formed a good relationship with Bernie Jakits and Kate Christensen at RogueWave Yacht Sales in Annapolis. In early April, 2014, Bernie told us about the owners of a Valiant 40 who were in the Bahamas and...

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