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Attempting to find the perfect dream to sail our boat!

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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Viking Ship Hjemkomst

Inspiration comes in various forms and at various times in our lives. Take the Hjemkomst, for instance. Robert Asp, while recovering in the hospital...
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Islander 32 on Lake Pepin

Here is a great photograph of an Islander 32 on Lake Pepin. She was anchored next to us near Pepin, WI and provided some wonderful eye-candy to the already beautiful surroundings.  On the far shore you can see the Mississippi Queen as she makes her way south. The sun...
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Sailboat For Sale

I have an Islander 28 sailboat for sale. Due to this crappy weather and seemingly never ending winter, we have decided to give up all hope and sell our sailboat. Winter Sucks! All right, well anyone that knows me also knows that that ain’t going to happen. Spring has...
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Islander Yachts Apparel

Check out these great designs for the sailors on your Christmas list! Sailing apparel, mugs and more designed for the Islander 28 sailor. I designed these products knowing that other Islander 28 owners love their sailboats as much as we do and am sure you will love...
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Ode to Summer

It was a very sad and dreary weekend as we finished preparing our 1976 Islander 28, Aurion, for her her long winter snooze. This year as she sleeps the winter away she is resting near the shores of Lake Pepin so she can dream of summers to be. We had a fabulous summer...
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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...

What I Did on Summer Vacation

Oh, I so want to try this come summer! I’m afraid the “old Trouble and Strife” isn’t convinced this is a great idea though… YET! She is so conservative. What happened to the “Oh yeah, I so want to go skydiving” gal I married? Mark my words, I will dress up in my best...