Lake City Marina Sunrise

Attempting to find the perfect dream to sail our boat!

Pearson 36-2 Sailboat Owners Review

So we finally broke from the shackles, slash blessings, of Bob Perry designed yachts and purchased a 1985 Pearson 36-2 sailboat from the design...

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...

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!...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Apostle Islands Sea Caves

So we went sailing in the Apostle Islands. On our second day of sailing, the weather cooperated for a wonderful adventure to the beautiful Devil's Island sea caves. The wind was down and the sun was up, a perfect combination for rowing the dingy out to some of the...

Mayflies Hatch on Lake Pepin

We awoke Saturday morning to our Islander 28 covered in swarm of mayflies which hatched over night on Lake Pepin. We anchored out on the Wisconsin side near Bogus Bay under a NW wind and had a lovely night. By morning however our sailboat was covered with the large...

eBoatCards New Lake Pepin Group

Just a quick note, there is a new group listing for our Lake Pepin cruising grounds on eBoatCards. Click the link to join. This is another great app from the folks at ActiveCaptain. If you have their app on your smart phone or iPad, you can see which of your friends...

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 could not pass up. So about a week later our friendly UPS driver rolls up our driveway with a very large and heavy box....

Ready to Launch

Tomorrow is the big day! Aurion, our Islander 28, is finally ready to launch after a very long wait for the weather to come around and for us to get her ship shape for the upcoming summer of sailing on Lake Pepin. This year we have a number of projects that we have...

Lake Pepin Flood Level

I thought I would post the Lake Pepin flood level analysis, Lake Pepin is of course also known as Mississippi River, Pool Number 4. The water level gauge is right next to the Lake City Marina, so it is perfect for knowing what our sailboat is experiencing with almost...