Charles Doane

YACHTS OF TITAN
  NASA's Cassini probe, currently in orbit around the planet Saturn, has in recent years confirmed that there are large liquid lakes of methane, ethane, and propane on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan. (The ...
COOK STRAIT KNOCKDOWN
  Lots of cruising sailors maintain blogs about their voyages and adventures. One of the best I'm aware of is written by Antonia Murphy, who sails aboard Sereia, a 36-foot Mariner ketch, with ...
TEEN SAILOR BUSTED
  Theory has it that publicizing teen suicides just encourages more kids to off themselves. So I've been a good little blogger and have kept my laptop shut about this neverending kids-who-want-to-sail-around-the-world-alone-and-break-a-record story. But this ...
LABRADOR CRUISE CIRCA 1925
  I've just finished re-reading this gem of a book, and this has only reaffirmed my belief that it is one the very best cruising tales ever published. The author, Desmond Holdridge, is utterly obscure ...
WING NUTS AND LAWYERS
  There have been a few developments since my last tongue-in-cheek post about the America's Cup, so I thought I'd bloviate a bit more on the topic. Don't worry. I'll try hard to ...
THE MYSTERY OF JIM GRAY
  Three years ago next month, Jim Gray sailed out of San Francisco Bay aboard his C&C 40 Tenacious, bound for the Farallon Islands to scatter the ashes of his dead mother at ...
LONGEST SOLO VOYAGE
As of Saturday December 12 this past weekend my friend Reid Stowe has broken the record for the longest non-stop solo ocean voyage ever made.  The previous record (658 days) was set by Australian ...
LANGSKIP 55
  Wanna-be Viking voyagers daunted at the prospect of having to plunder and pillage in open boats can now heave a huge sigh of relief.  At last someone has had the vision to both design ...
THE ART OF MOTORSAILING
This is a common sight at Dowling's fuel dock in St. Georges, Bermuda, both in the spring and the fall when the seasonal stampede of migrating yachts passes through.  It never fails to amaze ...
PEARSON ALBERG 35
It seems whenever I visit Bermuda I almost always run into people I know.  One big surprise I had while passing thru last month was bumping into Brad Sellew, who sold me ...

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WING NUTS AND LAWYERS - December 16th 2009