Down the corporate ladder and up the yard ladder

Three years ago I was on the beautiful island of Rote, Indonesia, with my mate Furlong, a.k.a. Sasha Mandinga, discussing with some Aussie surfers the feasibility of flying to Australia to learn how to sail and get jobs as deckhands. We had been enjoying touring across Indonesia on our motorbikes but realized that such an … Sigue leyendo Down the corporate ladder and up the yard ladder

De violaciones al derecho internacional a bordo de un velero

Hace unas tres semanas me encontraba a bordo de un velero en el estrecho de La Perouse, entre las islas de Hokkaido y Sakhalin. Habíamos zarpado diez días antes de Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski con apenas suficiente combustible para la mitad del trayecto hasta Japón, lo que nos forzaba a estar al pendiente del viento las 24 horas … Sigue leyendo De violaciones al derecho internacional a bordo de un velero

The People of the Ring of Fire

In my last post I mentioned my concern at having reached the climax of the trip while sailing along the Aleutian Islands, and how this concern proved unfounded when we reached Kamchatka. I then left Russia quite sad, feeling I had barely scrapped the surface of this remote frontier and convinced I would do all … Sigue leyendo The People of the Ring of Fire

From Sand Point, Alaska, to the FIFA World Cup

Four years ago, my brother, some friends and I went to the World Cup in Brazil. I then thought it extremely overrated and determined I would never go to a World Cup again. Yet, here I am, in Sand Point, Alaska, helping prepare a sailing yacht to cross over to Kamchatka and partake in the … Sigue leyendo From Sand Point, Alaska, to the FIFA World Cup

Cocos (Keeling) to Rodrigues

With another sailing adventure on the horizon (from Sand Point, Alaska to Petropavlovsk Kamchatka), I again find myself full of unfinished material I've been meaning to publish on this blog, such as video, photos and stories from my Indian Ocean crossing. As a first step in this effort, here is some footage taken from Cocos … Sigue leyendo Cocos (Keeling) to Rodrigues