It´s been 3 days of walking so far on the Camino de Santiago, and while I´m still feeling like a bit of a newbie at this whole pilgrimage thing, it´s been a real treat. Unreal scenery, fantastic hospitality, and after walking 25 km, food and wine never tasted so good! Here are some of my … Continue reading The Blister Sister
A slight departure this week my friends, because my lovely twin sister and I are leaving tomorrow for a month on the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Yup, it’s our 30th birthday present to ourselves…a month away from work, stress, family, and the world in general to walk across northern Espana on a 1000 year … Continue reading Yo VIP, Let’s Kick It!
The last in our series of four-twinkie boat handling vids, although this one focuses particularly on boat prep. Now that we’ve had our fill of 420 goodness, let’s go sailing! Well, you can. I’m on a dirt road halfway between Pamplona and Santiago de Compostella…or somewhere on kilometre number 250…and my feet smell gooooooood. xoxo … Continue reading Boat Handling Vid Part Quatro
Time for some nice medium wind footage. Those I 420 folks, they’re just plain old crafty with these nice instructional vids…especially since we don’t have to scroll through dozens of home grown gopro vids of the helm’s butt! http://blip.tv/420/instructional-dvd-medium-winds-5043397 Continue reading Boat Handling Vid Part Deux
A short post this week my friends, because the video speaks for itself. Just a nice little instructional vid on light air sailing, produced by the International 420 Class Association which goes over key boat handling concepts. It’s part of a 4 part series, so I’ll post all four vids over the week for you … Continue reading Cool boat handling vid
Okay team, I’m chapped. There seems to be a mysterious culture afoot wherein sailors, coaches, and various other members of the community sit around and lament the state of our sport…but they never actually DO anything about it. Case in point: “My coach never taught me properly, and now I go to the big clubs … Continue reading Shut Up and Go Sailing
The other day a beautiful thing happened. Every single sailing coach or instructor on my humble little Vancouver Island got together for a weekend of professional development and sailing. Two talented coaches ran the weekend, one from Manitoba and one from Alberta. Yours truly sat in an easy chair and sipped coffee from a mug … Continue reading The More We Get Together