Wednesday, January 16, 2008
100th Chicago - Mackinac Race
As I write 31 boats entered in the "Cruising Division" with a total of 376 entries. The rumor is that they will cap the entries at 400. Last year there were only 16 boats in the division and only 8 finished. Unfortunately we were not one of them. We lost electrical power and had to retire. It looks like we will have a bit more competition this year than last. BTW - this is the second year that the Chicago -Mackinac race has had a cruising division. The other great news is that there will be transponders on 100% of the boats this year so you will be able to track our progress against everyone else. We carried a transponder last year but not every cruising division boat carried one. We are so pumped even though the race is months away!
Just got back from a visit to an Indonesian Coast Guard patrol boat. Very beautiful. Immaculate. Great fun with lots of selfies with crew. B...
PRECISE NAVIGATION! The passenger steamer SS Warrimoo was quietly knifing its way through the waters of the mid-Pacific on its way from ...
Proving it is not easy to get internet and phone service that keeps working in Indonesia. Fair winds and following seas :)
There has always been a great interest in knowing how much to budget for the cruising life. The answer is always "it depends." I t...