These are the adventures of the MosieGrimm family. We started sailing dinghy boats (Laser and Albacore) in 2011. We purchased our first, almost real, sailboat in 2016, a 2002 Macgregor 26X, Criss-Cross.


In June 2018 we sold our Macgregor and moved to a larger CS34 Sailboat, Foghorn Lullaby.

Sailboat Anchored Presquile

If you are looking for expert advice on how to sail or maintain a boat, please move on, these are not the stories you are looking for. This site will show you our typical approach to learning anything new. We like to first explore all of the wrong ways it can be done and then we usually try doing it wrong at least one more time just to make sure we fully understand it. Eventually, we get it figured out and move on to the next new thing to mess up.

Please comment on this blog as much as you can! We are still learning and always interested in hearing your opinions on how things should be done.

Twenty Years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

How to sail a sailboat…

Figure out where you want to go.

Whichever way it is, do NOT aim the sailboat in that direction. Aim the sailboat some other direction.

Trust me, this is the way sailboaters do it. They are heavy drinkers.

Dave Barry

Sailing – The fine art of slowly going nowhere at great expense while being cold, wet and miserable.

Irv Heller

Foghorn Lullaby Sailing Log

May 13

Launch Foghorn Lullaby

Launch Foghorn Lullaby
Name changed from Dionysus to Foghorn Lullaby and first time going  through all the recommission steps on our own. Launched from Wiggers Custom Yachts.
October 11

Haul Out

Our first time hauling out our CS34 we were nervous and unsure what to do. Taking the mast down seemed like such an impossible feat. Wiggers Custom Yachts took great care of us and made this way easier than I ever expected.

August 14

Toronto Island

Toronto Island

We traveled west on Lake Ontario from Cobourg to Toronto. Several interesting stops along the way and we were very nervous about navigating the busy Toronto harbour!

July 23

Thousand Islands

Our second visit by boat to the Thousand Islands, and our first long trip on our new CS34.

June 15

Launch CS34

Launch CS34

Dionysus is launched from Bluffers Park Marina and we take her to her new home in Cobourg, ON.

May 26

Purchase 1990 CS34

Purchase 1990 CS34

After months of searching and almost giving up on finding a decent sailboat we found Dionysus.

April 6

Sold Macgregor

Sold Macgregor

The Macgregor 26x has gone to a loving new family.

October 22

Haul Out Macgregor

We use the boat ramp in Cobourg to haul our boat out for the winter.

August 5

Cobourg to Picton in Eight Days

We spend eight days sailing to Picton and back to Cobourg again. Visiting various spots along the way.

July 31

Summer Sailing Lessons

We spend the summer living on the boat while the kids take sailing lessons at the Cobourg Yacht Club.

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