In his book Plain Sailing, Dallas Murphy gives new sailors the essential information needed to get on a boat and become a significant crewmember, while also offering experienced sailors a strong reminder of what it means to be out there in the first place. Murphy’s straightforward philosophy is this: learning to see like a sailor means appreciating the inherent beauty of wind on sail. It is a delicate balance of technical training and intuition that leads one to become a successful, happy sailor. For newbie sailors and salty dogs alike, this is a refreshing approach that inevitably leads to a more rewarding sailing experience.
A Catamaran Takes on the American Great Loop
After completing the European Great Loop on our 1987 40ft Catalac catamaran, Angel Louise, my wife, Sue, and I sailed home to the States and spent two years sailing up and down East coast between Maine and Florida, like migratory waterfowl. Eventually, though, we decided to ...read more