Sailing at Night

I think sailing at night feels kind of surreal – it is spooky sometimes, but then you see the millions of stars – more than you will ever see on land, and it is so beautiful. With the loss of your vision your other senses become more alert, you hear and smell new things. It…

Night Watch

I’m not afraid of the dark… I’m not!!! Ok maybe just a bit… It’s my turn on watch. I’ve just emerged from being snuggled up with a #1 headsail in the V berth after a luxurious four hour ‘sleep’. Well I use the word sleep loosely. I think I was just laying there with my…

COLREGS, Lights & Sailing at Night

Despite learning all my lights and being a nerd with the Coastguard Boating Education flash cards, when you are at sea at night it is really hard to decipher navigation lights on other boats. I think the main difficulty I have is knowing how close you are to the other boat. We don’t have radar…