Sailing Kids Review -Saint Martin


The "Martin" brothers are a single island that is half French and half Dutch, the second major island of the leeward chain after Anguila. Just as brothers can be, the two halves couldn't be more different. … [Read more]

The Pirates First Passage – BVI to Anguilla


Sometimes it seems, sailing is all about numbers. Time 2:18am. Depth 6,200'. Wind 11.4 knots, 97 degrees apparent. Speed 5.4 knots, 105 degrees. I think I have some very vague sense of what flying a plane is like, moving along at night in a cockpit, … [Read more]

Paradise Lost?


So this post might get some negative reaction. It's certainly very easy for "off islanders" to come and be critical about the local Caribbean environment. But, after hanging round Joost Van Dyke for a day or so, something doesn't seem quite right in … [Read more]

Landfall in Tortola


Five days ago Alchemy made landfall in Nanny Cay, Tortola. After 1,464 miles and (roughly) 11d 13h 0m 1s at sea, we came  into Tortola at 11:45pm at night. As I think the oldest boat in the fleet (Alchemy is 40 years old), we started 4-5 hours late … [Read more]