To see as much of the world as we can,
Using the smallest carbon footprint we can,
Spending the least amount of money we can,
Making as many friends we can.

Team Red Cruising

  • 2024 Commissioning Details

    We started with a big task list. This was based on a great deal of optimism. Optimism that started to look like empty hubris. Optimism that — when it’s gone — leads to some reflection.

    The bulk of the tasks were simple: undo hurricane prep. This means putting equipment back on …


  • 2024 Cruise Retrospective

    This was an emotional two week cruise.

    We went approximately nowhere. We fixed a lot of things. I learned some lessons along the way.

    Week 0

    Our preparation week had to be extended again. Ideally, we'd like to shove off on Sunday, the 21st.

    April 19

    Launch. The rest of …


  • Many Jobs, an After Action Review

    There have been times when they put us in the sling and dropped us in the creek.

    This was not one of those times.

    Red Ranger in the crane
    Red Ranger in the crane

    This is -- in a way -- an After Action Review. Let's start with Intent.

    Launch Intent

    There was a longish list of …


  • 2024 Commissioning

    Mr. Lehman's feeling poorly.

    To tell the whole story, let's roll back the clock. Thereare two kinds of end-of-seasion layup:

    • Wet Slip Winterizing. Put in antifreeze, take in the sails. Take in the running rigging. Maybe rearrange the stuff on deck so it doesn't collect puddles of water and leaf …


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