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Attempting to find the perfect dream to sail our boat!

Largest Viking Ship Ever

Once again, the Vikings have set sail for North America and this time they are actually coming to Minnesota. Duluth Harbor in fact; with the...
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Lake City Yacht Club Sailing School – 2016

If you have ever dreamed of sailing across the waves on a sailboat, the Lake City Yacht Club Sailing School may just be the answer to your dreams!...
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Mayflies Send Out Early Scout

This little(giant) guy was taking a siesta on my roller furling line last Saturday morning at the Lake City Marina, scouting out the area for the...
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Zodiac Zoom 310s

We bought ourselves a new dingy. Hurray for us. I found a great deal on a Zodiac Zoom 310s at Defender during their annual warehouse sale which we...
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HMS Bounty Sinks

Tragedy struck yesterday in the early AM when the HMS Bounty floundered and was lost in Hurricane Sandy. As of this morning the Captain, Robin...
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Lake Pepin Fall Leaves

A Fall Photo Tour We took Aurion, our Islander 28 sailboat, out for a fall leafing last weekend, and what a beautiful weekend it was! We really...
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Blanding’s Turtle in Chisago County, MN

Long before I started sailing I was a biology nerd. I have been on the lookout for a Blanding’s Turtle for about 20 years. I came home from work...
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Mason 33

Mason sailboats have always brought out the romantic adventurer in sailors. Because of their sheer beauty, and because they are built to sail around...
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Largest Viking Ship Ever

Once again, the Vikings have set sail for North America and this time they are actually coming to Minnesota. Duluth Harbor in fact; with the estimated arrival date of August 18th, 2016, just in time for the Tall Ship Festival! The largest Viking ship ever recreated...

Spring Commissioning

It is that time of the year again for us to start dreaming of our sailboat, an Islander 28, harnessing the winds as we sail into the sunset. First we need to get our boat back in the water though. Spring commissioning is always a very busy time of the year for us....

Lake City Yacht Club Sailing School – 2016

If you have ever dreamed of sailing across the waves on a sailboat, the Lake City Yacht Club Sailing School may just be the answer to your dreams! This summer LCYC Sailing School continues its tradition of teaching new sailors the basics of small boat seamanship. Join...

Soul Quenching Sailing Vacation

Every year since 2009, we have taken the week after Labor Day for our annual sailing vacation. The winds are predictably fair and the summer heat has waned enough to not be too jungle-like. This year found us starting the week in the 90’s and ending in the low 60’s....

Mayflies Send Out Early Scout

This little(giant) guy was taking a siesta on my roller furling line last Saturday morning at the Lake City Marina, scouting out the area for the impending invasion. He/she was a friendly chap and after a brief conversation, I bid him/her farewell and invited him/her...

2014 Lake Pepin Ice Measurements

Every year in mid-February, the the St Paul District of the US Army Corp of Engineers begin taking ice measurements on Lake Pepin in preparation for the upcoming shipping season on the mighty Mississippi River. So as before, I thought it would be a good idea to post...