Tickle Me Saint Elmo

POSITION: 41°15’17″N 13°36’24″E “Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony.” – Morpheus, The Matrix As every cabin boy knows, Saint Elmo is the patron saint of sailors. And St. Elmo’s fire is an atmospheric phenomenon that causes …

The Lulworth

Careful examination of Gaeta’s harbour reveals a mast towering above the surrounding buildings. Once identified, at 52 metres you can’t miss the world’s longest spar. What’s not immediately clear is what ship the mast belongs to. Answers begin on the …

Foiling Around

Clipper Ships Imagine you are the captain of a clipper ship around the 1870s. Your job and livelihood depend entirely on getting your cargo, tea from China or wool from Australia, from one side of the earth to the other …

Digital Artworking

“There are two kinds of people in the world – the connected and the disconnected.” – Michael Northcott, 2021 In 2013 Adobe changed its business model and went all in on subscription licenses. Customers could only upgrade and use Adobe’s …

Let There Be Light

Sailors, the cruising kind, are split into two camps these days – monohull or catamarans. Each camp, no surprise, has its opinions and position on which is the better tool for crossing oceans. One of the criticisms leveled at monohulls …