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.

img_2613.jpg

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

July 1

Dingy Sailing

We stumbled across the Peterborough Yacht Club on Clear Lake. We joined, fell in love with sailing, and spent our summers learning to sail dinghies. (more…)

See full history on one page