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D-Zero, RS21, Yacht Club Signs and Contenders at Garda via Earwigoagin

One of my favorite sailing blogs of all time is Earwigoagin which is written by Tweezerman. This last week’s posts have been typical of the variety of interesting sailing news and discussion which he...

Rolling the Dice

On Saturday morning I wrote How to Slowly Sail Faster in which I tried to convince myself I might get better at RS Aero racing.  Then on Saturday afternoon I went frostbiting in Bristol and actually won a race. First...

Two More Stupid Things

After writing two posts Don’t Do Stupid Shit and What Did I Learn? about all my mistakes on the first day of our frostbiting season at Bristol YC last week, I did manage (more or less) not to repeat the same...

Don’t Do Stupid Shit

The last President of the United States said in 2014 that one maxim of his foreign policy was, “Don’t do stupid shit!” – which is just as relevant to sailing as it is to managing America’s...

Throwback Thursday – Rutland Water

Me in my first Laser – #93933 with an orange hull – at Rutland Sailing Club in the UK sometime in the late 1980s. I sold that Laser to a fellow RSC member when we moved to America at the end of 1988. I...

Warning Signs of Hypothermia

As we look forward to the start of the RS Aero frostbiting season in Bristol this weekend, I thought it would be helpful to alert all my fellow frostbite sailors to the warning signs of hypothermia. Thanks to the...

Time to Prepare for Frostbtiting

The Bristol RS Aero Frostbite Fleet will be kicking off our 2018-2019 season at Bristol YC (in Rhode Island) this Saturday. Well, yes, the BYC clubhouse did have a major fire a few days ago and is closed pending...

Should I Buy a Laser or an RS Aero?

In 2012, Nick from Sydney bought a Laser and started a blog about Laser racing on Sydney Harbour. In 2017, he bought an RS Aero and started to blog about the relative merits of the Laser and the Aero. I am sure I...

What Would Eric Do?

I want to be a better sailor. Who doesn’t? In my lifelong quest to improve my skills I have sought advice from many coaches and other good sailors, but I often find myself asking, “What would Eric do?”...

Bad Blogger

I am a bad blogger. Apologies to my three followers for the long interruption in service. Let's try one more time to get this show on the road. What have I been doing since I last posted?

Should I move to Florida?

Some winters we get a lot of snow in New England. Some winters we seem to get a blizzard every week. In years like those it’s good to get away from winter and go sailing in Florida. This year I went to an RS Aero...

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