Meeting Cetaceans on Tula

One of Our World’s Remaining Treasures Few animals on earth give us such a sense of wonder and excitement as whales, dolphins and porpoises, collectively called ‘cetaceans’. When sailing in the Gulf Islands, our boat Tula provides a luxurious viewing platform for our frequent meetings with these Piscean creatures. In seeing whales, we also feel a real sadness that they may not be with us much longer. A healthy future, particularly for Read more…

Cruising in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf

Cruising in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf Every Sailor’s Dream During March 2011 we were fortunate to be on charter down in New Zealand. The Hauraki Gulf was the venue for two America’s Cup challenges and is famous for it’s consistent winds, clear waters and well-developed marine industry. Hauraki in Maori means ‘North Wind’. Kiwi sailors are some of the most competent in the world – they regularly crew on super-yachts and Read more…

Postcard from The Inshore

Captain Jose Maria Narvaez Lunched Here…Maybe! Narvaez Bay, British Columbia  N48 46.495  W123 06.112 he voyage had been difficult. Rowing the Santa Saturnina was not easy when the crew was stricken with scurvy; many were either dead or nearly dead. The task of probing and mapping the deeply indented coastline to find the entrance to the fabled Straits of Anian was gruelling. Discovery of the mythical passage from the Pacific Read more…