Golden Globe Race 2018 Part 2: Bermuda-Hamble-Falmouth Ocean Crossing

Solo Atlantic crossing UK-bound Puffin left Bermuda on May 7 at 08.30 in an 18- to 22-knot southerly breeze. I could expect a real solo ocean crossing in splendid isolation due to my inoperative satellite phone and HF radio. However, my navigation was supported by the B&G Chart Plotter still onboard (which wasn’t [...]

Puffin in the GGR, Part 1a: The Chaotic Final Prep Months

As I write this I am sitting behind Puffin’s salon table, not in the boat but in our new (downsized) home. Golden Globe Race rules allowed the entrants to leave the salon table behind, so it stayed in the U.S. I will be sending it to Ian, the new owner of Puffin, but there is [...]

Reflections from Back on Dry Land

Today is June 21, 2019, and Puffin crossed the GGR finish line just 3 months ago, but the events of the 263-day nonstop ocean marathon are fading in my memory with an unexpected pace. The daily filtering and boiling of water is history now... ...And it's nice not to have to worry [...]