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October 14, 2015

Sailing offshore is what many aspire to do. A family came to Afterguard this summer with the goal of sailing around the world. Kimberly Coast -mom, daughter 14 (almost 15) and son 12. Their goal is one of good will. They are active 7th Day Adventists who have traveled...

April 25, 2015

Hi Mary:
Hello from Antara.  We are cruising along at 6.5 knots on deep blue waves in 12-15 knots of wind. We are two weeks out and looking at another 5 to 6 days to arrival at Hiva Oa, in the Marquesas.  Wednesday seems optimistic but would be nice, if we get there du...

April 14, 2015

It was great to see so many friends and students, current and past, plus business associates who came by our booth #8 at the Sail Pacific Boat Show. It was supposed to be Strictly Sail Pacific but power boats were invited to fill the ranks of boats in the water and int...

March 25, 2015

 The video we found when looking for varied ways to tie this useful know, can be see below. It uses this version of a Truckers Hitch

 The animatedknots website shows motion by motion the 'Ylvis' version of the knot

This style is used by American Sailing Association and t...

March 25, 2015

There are many great YouTube videos. Among them are a few favorites. As we are gathering for a day of Offshore fun found this song with an old favorite performer and now a new one too. Dougie MacLean and Kathy Mattea

Get Ready for the Storm



March 17, 2015


They came from Ireland, my great grand parents did. Due to a foundling and adoption the past is a bit cloudy but somewhere around 2/3rds Irish I am.


Have always liked to celebrate my herritage country via St Patty's day. We celebrate Cinco de Mayo but the 5th of May i...

March 13, 2015


Hello Mary
How are you?   I hope everything is fine.   I think about you a lot and all those times sailing on the bay and beyond.  I miss it! What I learned from you on those trips has been invaluable.  I know I have said this before.  I recently went through the Papa...

February 3, 2015

In 2008 you may have read the front page story of the SF Chronicle about a whale rescue.  A female humpback whale had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay aflo...

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