Hydraulic Effects

Sailing on the Great Lakes one sees a lot of “lakers.” In the roughly 4:45 minute run between the Soo Locks and Detour, MI, or nearly 9 hours running the St. Clair and Detroit rivers where close passage in restricted channels is frequent these are times that require extra vigilance. Running parallel course and too …

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Hurricane Joaquin

Rhodes Reliant Yawl – just rode out a CAT 4 Hurricane in George Town, Grand Exumas, Bahamas. Hurricane Joaquin was 55 NM away. Photo taken Oct 3, 2015. Siskiwit rode out the “Storm of the Century” in the Exumas in March 1992.  Siskiwit rode out Hurricane Isabel CAT 2 at Atlantic Yacht Basin, Chesapeake, VA …

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The Long Cruise

So two weeks since the launch of WIN SISKIWIT and 998 of you have been active on this website and likewise many are talking with friends about this amazing contest and the dreams you have if you won. If you are talking with friends who have cruised or sailed they will tell you it is …

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Open Water

If you haven’t taken an ocean cruise you have not really experienced emptiness, endlessness. It is that feeling of the enormous, uninterrupted expanse of sky, unbroken horizon, with no verticals – no trees, road signs, electric power and cell towers, mountains or skyscrapers to halt the vision. Life is so often defined by what is …

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