Threshold is headed south, a long way south.

16 years Karyn and I have been sailing Threshold in circles around the North Atlantic and the Med. This year, after a couple of zigs and zags, it will be mostly a straight line south toward the Beagle Channel.

22 March 2019 | Quinched Marina, Isla Chiloe
08 March 2019 | Caleta Lay
27 February 2019 | Canal White
19 February 2019 | Straits of Magellan
16 February 2019 | Straits of Magellan
06 February 2019 | Caleta Cinco Estrellas
29 January 2019 | Ushuaia, Argentina
22 January 2019 | Caleta Euginio
15 January 2019 | Seno Pia
14 January 2019 | Caleta Ferrari, 545 51S: 68 49W
20 November 2018
29 October 2018
19 October 2018
17 October 2018
11 October 2018
08 October 2018
07 October 2018 | 300nm East of Brazil coast, Belmonte
05 October 2018
02 October 2018

blue water sailing

02 October 2018
Sailing like this boat is supposed to sail. We have had a reef in the main since just after finding the SE Trade Wind at 2 degrees North, three days ago. The jib or the staysail have been rolled in or out alternately as the wind and sometimes the sea conditions require. Tonight we have the jib out but not fully. There is one wrap of a reef in it which makes a small difference but allows a little more comfortable, upright posture. We are not what you would call "close hauled" but very near that with the sheets eased just a couple of inches and the apparent wind 45 degrees off the port bow. This is almost the perfect wind for fast sailing for Threshold. That is true as long as it doesn't blow harder than about 15 true. With that much wind we will roll up the jib and unroll the staysail. That sail` doesn't have the drive of the jib, which is the whole idea, and we will slow down about a knot. Usually at that point the Captain starts to whine about how rough and unpleasant it is. Of course the crew do not want to hear that. They want more SPEED! Without too much complaining they assist and keep me happy. Everyone was pleased with our progress yesterday. Threshold covered 190 ATCF miles noon to noon,.despite a whining captain. Tonight our speed over ground is very consistently in 8.5 knot range. But I feel the waves getting larger and steeper out there in the pitch black. I'm not sure I will wait for the watch change to adjust down to the staysail.. Mark and John may have to come out of their stuffy bunk room to get some fresh sea air while lending a hand.

The question of the day> when you see a group of flying fish leap from the surface of the water and fly a great distance, are you watching a flock of fish? And speaking of flying fish....our cockpit can be a dangerous place at night. Another good sized, 10 inch beauty just hit the binnacle and fell to the deck flapping and flopping and smelling up the place. I must remind the guys be quick about it when they are outside looking for traffic.
Vessel Name: THRESHOLD
Vessel Make/Model: Custom Chuck Paine/Kanter Yachts
Hailing Port: ALBUQUERQUE, needs to be updated
Crew: Steve and Karyn James
THRESHOLD is a custom Chuck Paine design from his Bouganvillea Series and built of aluminum by Kanter Yachts of Ontario, Canada. She is 17m LOA, 4.7m beam, 2.2m draft, 22m air draft, and weighs 27 tons fully loaded. We feel very fortunate to be able to own and cruise such a rugged, powerful, and [...]
THRESHOLD's Photos - Main
Just a few photos that hardly come close to describing 29 days and 4000 miles of sailing.
27 Photos
Created 3 November 2018
photos of apt., Didim, boat work, travels
28 Photos
Created 24 December 2013
5 Photos
Created 15 September 2013
Karyn and Steve at there work stations. Some of the "parts" that have come off the boat needing "help", and the bimini frame construction
11 Photos
Created 11 August 2013
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Created 25 July 2013
Beginning of the refit. Mast lift and haul out.
11 Photos
Created 14 July 2013
Photos of the one place in the Adriatic that everyone sees.
15 Photos
Created 20 September 2011
Venice, August 4 to 11, 2011
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Created 11 August 2011
6 Photos
Created 23 December 2009
Photos of some of the architectual works of Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona
12 Photos
Created 23 December 2009
Street sellers working and then on the run as the police move them on.
9 Photos
Created 22 December 2009
Beautiful anchorages around the island of Ibiza, complete with beach bars, fisherman huts, and sunbathing touristas.
6 Photos
Created 18 October 2009
Finally, some photos of the interior of the boat. Finally, got the chance when we cleaned up for guests.
10 Photos
Created 13 September 2009
1 Photo | 6 Sub-Albums
Created 22 July 2009
Assorted, random photos of great people.
8 Photos
Created 24 June 2009
Select photos of Highland Games that included Heavy Sports, Dancing, Pipe Bands, historical displays
7 Photos
Created 24 June 2009
12 Photos
Created 6 October 2008
8 Photos | 3 Sub-Albums
Created 10 July 2008
6 Photos | 2 Sub-Albums
Created 26 June 2008
12 Photos | 2 Sub-Albums
Created 3 June 2008
6 Photos | 3 Sub-Albums
Created 11 April 2008
13 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 20 March 2008
Photos of Drag Queens, the parade and the party in Bar One at the marina.
16 Photos
Created 26 February 2008
4 Photos
Created 14 February 2008
Details and sailing photos
5 Photos
Created 13 February 2008
4 Photos
Created 11 February 2008