Sailing Into The Anthropocene

Tim Zimmermann
On the water, on a changing planet...
Created 24 Feb 2021
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  • Sailing Uma: How Green Do You Have To Go?
    15 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 1
    Sailing Uma is in some ways a typical modern cruising story: young couple takes off on a boat, seeks support on Patreon, builds a massive following on YouTube (369K subscribers!), lives the voyaging d...
  • The Forces At Sea Can Power The Planet
    08 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    Storm on The Sea Of Galilee (Credit: Rembrandt) Sailors know better than most the power of wind and wave. Most of us have experienced a humbling awe (and, it’s okay to admit, a little fear) when the w...
  • AYC Doublehanded Distance Race Report
    05 Oct 2021 • 10 min read
    Sailing south just after sunset…(Photo: Kathy and Paul Parks) I keep waiting for the AYC Doublehanded Distance Race to be sailed in a post-frontal northwesterly that is blowing 25 knots. That is not a...
  • A Night In Whitehall...
    28 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Sunset on Whitehall Bay… When the temps moderate and the humidity disappears, I get an actual physical and mental craving to be on Moondust, and anchored somewhere pretty overnight. So last Friday I j...
  • Battery Recharge...
    17 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    Messing around in boats sometimes means messing around with batteries… [Warning: Potentially tedious and hardcore geeky boat-maintenance material imminent. Some readers might want to skip ahead]. I ra...
  • Chester River Cruise...
    14 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    Sunrise on the Chester River… This past weekend the Chesapeake Bay weather was enticing. Moderate daytime temps, clear skies, low (enough) overnight temps, and wind. So, naturally, I wanted to go crui...
  • Vineyard Race Delivers
    10 Sep 2021 • 9 min read
    Breeze, sun, clouds, boats. Boom. With any sailing experience you never really know what you are going to get. It’s mostly up to the Weather Gods. Sometimes—maybe often, depending on where you sail—th...
  • If You Can't Stand The Heat, Move The Boat
    01 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    AC-free zone… Last week I conducted an experiment: I deliberately went to spend time on Moondust despite temperatures in the 90s and monstrous mid-Atlantic mugginess. Why? Because as I contemplate how...
  • I'm Back For More Sailing...
    25 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 1 1
    Blaze Star against a setting sun in the EYC Boomerang Race… It is still hot and steamy here in the mid-Atlantic, so Fall is not quite here yet. But it won’t be long before we start to get some shots o...
  • No Racing? No Problem.
    29 Jun 2021 • 4 min read • 1 1
    Harness Creek On The South River A lot of sailors love racing. I love racing. And there is lots to love: tight competition, teamwork, clean boat-handling, making a good tactical call, surfing waves do...
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