Rites of Non-Passage

Crossing oceans is not for everyone. It’s long, uncomfortable, dangerous, and unpredictable. The truth is that cruising is mostly anchoring out and island hopping and not a whole lot of ocean passages … [Read More...]


Cruising Habits That Stick

In all the reading I’ve done about living the cruising dream, I haven’t often read about what happens when it’s all over or, more to the point, how to cope with being back at the dock for good. When … [Read More...]

Start 2015 off right by taking a dip in the Cheasapeake Bay. Photo courtesy of Town of North Beach.

Plunging for a Cause

What sounds better than stripping down to your skivvies and jumping into the Chesapeake Bay or one of its tributaries in January or February? Okay, we can think of a few things, too, but when it is … [Read More...]


Fit and Fun in ’15

Yes, baby, it sure is cold outside. But sailors know winter isn’t the time to take a break from the fitness routines that make us all lean, mean, trimming machines in the springtime. And speaking of … [Read More...]


Hello, Gonzalo

“You must return to base.” And then, “This is mandatory!” With that, our crew of six was bound back for Oyster Pond in the Île de St. Martin. Our trip to the Leeward Islands celebrating my retirement … [Read More...]

Centurion Sean Martin has 144 days on the water as of press time. To help document his days, he took a selfie each time he was out on the water. To see more of his incredible 2014, click on spinsheet.com/century-club

A Good Year on the Bay

Beginning in mid-November, my email inbox started to swim in correspondence from around the world as SpinSheet Century Club members checked in with their logs of 100 days on the water. As more and … [Read More...]