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Andrew Simpson
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Why waste time steering when the wind can do all the work?

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Yacht Shindig, last year in Greece and now in Mallorca aiming to head out of the Med towards the Canaries. The outline plan is to cross back to the Caribbean in 2014 but we all know of cruising plans being written in the sand at low tide.

After a dormant winter my blog kicks off as of now...

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Very few cruising sailors like steering for hours on end. And, if they're like me, they begrudge the electrical drain of electronic autopilots. All of which makes me a huge fan of wind vane self steering, as this article confirms. What are your views?

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Activities on deck figure largely in the lives of all offshore sailors, for this the working platform for sailboats at sea. This is not to say that it cannot also do service for the alluring (or otherwise) disporting of bronzing bodies, or for jollying oneself over oysters and a few bottles of Muscadet when at anchor, but its primary function is to provide a convenient and secure base from which to handle the ship.

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