Tag Archive | sailing

The Gulf (Stream) War: A Sail to the Bahamas

The Gulf (Stream) War: A Sail to the Bahamas

  We’ve been teasing my sailing adventure with my sister and brother-in-law for some time now and it’s time to share some details. I arrived in Fort Lauderdale after driving across the Everglades in a rental car about a week and a half ago to meet Andi, Matt, and their crewmate Sam. I was geared […]

Chris-Craft Made Sailboats?

Chris-Craft Made Sailboats?

We have been in the market for a sailboat for a while now that we’ve moved to Tampa. The search came to an unexpected turn when we came across a 35′ Chris-Craft Carribean. I was shocked at first. I’ve been a fan of the Chris-Craft brand my entire life. The powerboats they’ve built have been […]

The Beginning of a Long Journey

The Beginning of a Long Journey

The Errant is ready to set sail. You may remember that two years ago my brother-in-law, with some financial help from us, purchased a forty-year-old, 40′ Morgan Sailing Ketch. The boat wasn’t a complete disaster, had a running diesel engine and came cheap. I was excited thinking that we’d be on the water quickly after […]

A New Name for an Old Boat

A New Name for an Old Boat

We made a trip home last week for a little ceremony. The 40′ Morgan Ketch that has been sitting in my parents’ pasture 90 miles from open water was finally given a name. The boat has been undergoing a complete refit at the hands of my brother-in-law and co-owner of the boat. We decided to […]

The Beginnings of a Plan of Escape

The Beginnings of a Plan of Escape

The post last week was all about my sister and her move to St. Thomas. If you have been paying close attention to our blog over the last few years, you’ll remember this is the same sister who is restoring the 40’ Morgan sailboat with her husband.  Her husband, Matt, and the boat, Errant, are […]

A Morningstar Rising

A Morningstar Rising

We recently heard some great news: Mike and Bridget, the owners of Morningstar Charters in St. John, are back on the water with a new boat and ready to take you for a sail. Mike and Bridget were the owners of Winifred, a beautiful old 40-foot sailboat that was destroyed during hurricanes Irma and Maria. […]

I’m Certifiable…

I’m Certifiable…

We’ve talked about sailing a lot the past year and we’ve mentioned our love of the water even more frequently. I was finally able to fulfill a life-long dream and go to sailing school. I prepared for those lessons for months; I studied a lot and took my test preparation more seriously than my years […]