CW’s Sailing Adventures

July 14, 2019


Welcome aboard.  I want my 7 fans to know that I am doing most updates on the Facebook now.  Trips and sailing deliveries  From there you can click on AdventureVoyaging or go direct ... for updates on our Sailing Flotilla Vacations.
Or get on our email list for Cruise announcements
Thank you!

Captain Woody

January 10, 2015

Sail BVI, Croatia and Cuba ...

Thank you for checking in.  I have not forgotten to update my seven fans.  Updates on our planned flotillas click our logo, come join us! ...

We have Sail British Virgin Islands next month.  That trip is full.  Then we have Sail Croatia in a Gulet in June, info below.  And we are ... hush, hush, planning the worlds first Sail Cuba trip for US citizens for end o' summer 2015.  Be the first to experience the wonders of Cuba.  I've been there, it's friendly and amazing.   

Personal updates on my international sailboat deliveries are here ...

That's right sailing/yachting friends, we are headed back to Croatia and this time in a Gultet.  What is a Gulet?  It is a big varnished wooden hulled yacht built on the beaches of Turkey and fitted out to be super plush.  Click here to see all updates ....

July 19, 2013

Renewing my USCG license.  Courtesy of Maritime Institute, the details of renewing ...

June 19, 2013

June Update

Hello, Just got back from 5 weeks in Europe. We had Adventure Voyaging's awesome 5 boat Sail Greece cruise. Then we cruised the canals of France for a week. Then I took off and explored some of Corsica and then got a thorough tour of Geneva.

 I am doing some write-ups but for now there are just pictures, click name of event ...

Hope all's well with you and yours,

Captain Woody

Amazing Island of Hydra in the Saronics, Greece

March 12, 2013

Current Updates ...

Hello everyone,
I just noticed that we are getting a lot of hits on this blog still.  I want to appologize for not checking in lately. Instead of the more selfish pursuit of adventuring around the world on sailboats by ourselves, the crew and I have been very busy creating Adventures that we can share with you.  Soon as the new operation is fully functioning I will get back to getting you all some fun stories.  To find out how you can participate in our Adventures, go to:    For the latest updates, click 'Happening Now'.

Thank you from the crew at Adventure Voyaging ...

Captain Woody
Tania Aebi
Janeen Arrigo
Jim Mather

August 10, 2012

Announcing ... Sail BVI

We have just announced our Sail BVI adventure December 5 -12, 2012.

More info Click Here.

July 19, 2012

And We're off ...

So we got the Bitchins all set up with a website, Cruising Outpost, and a business structure.  Now my team is moving on and turning our focus on our charter operation and cruiser infotainment projects.

Who's we?  If you worked with the old Ship Store at L&A you will remember Janeen and Cheryl L.  I brought Janeen into L&A way back when and she and her best friend Cheryl turned the Ship Store around and made it efficient and profitable.  As L&A crumbled we joined up and started planning our next adventures.

If you were an advertiser for L&A, you met Jim T.  Jim managed my Winch Wench operation during my circumnavigation and when I got back, he and his family headed out and sailed around the world in their ketch.    (   Jim came from a big time sales background but he agreed to take the significant pay cut to come help L&A.  Well, his paycut became bigger than he expected when L&A closed doors under the new dueling ownership.  Jim helped set up Cruising Outpost's advertising structure.  Now he is helping us organize our Cruiser's Weekend in Catalina of the southern coast of CA.  It is always an awesome event.

 And world famous Tania Aebi, solo circumnavigator at 18yo, she continues to cross oceans.  I met Tania in Greece on an early Share the Sail.  Her and I took over the running the program and for years cruised the most beautiful islands in the world.  Just us ... and a varied lot of 60 or 70 of our L&A friends and readers.  On our high quality hikes into the hills of many a paradise, we became the closest of friends.

July 1, 2012

A Good Week

Just got back from the Bitchin Ranch where we sketched out the details of Cruising Outpost so Bob can continue to entertain his very passionate following.  We can't sit still.  Since the lock out over at L&A, we have been very busy creating your next sources of cruising info and entertainment.  Stay tuned.

June 23, 2012

New Ventures

The feedback and support have been awesome.  Thanks to everyone who posted, emailed or otherwise checked in.  We have an amazing (and large) family.

I'm headed up to the Bitchin Ranch to help with the new direction.  And yes, my charter program was saved and separated from the sinking ship two months ago.  So I'll be announcing the exact dates for the British Virgin Islands Flotilla soon.

We are working on a central spot (website) for all info, happenings and events.  Stay tuned.
Send me your email address and we'll keep you informed:

June 20, 2012

Locked Out?

Hello all,
I'm sure everyone is aware by now that Mr. Bitchin took on a partner in the magazine a while back.  Some of us did not take to the new owner right away and pushed hard against the trade.  But it went through.  We have a very exciting story to tell about the rocky transition to new ownerdom and all of the great drama that has followed (you couldn't make this stuff up).  Leading up to today.  Today, we find ourselves locked out of the office.

Please know that Latitudes & Attitudes is not dead.  We will get it back.  Until then, I will continue running Share the Sail, more stable now that Janeen and I run it independently - another dramatic story of new owner embezzlement.  And Bob will be running his pet projects because he can't sit still (and so he can pay his bills).

All these details, stories and more, coming soon.  Add your name to our email list here:


Captain Woody

June 2, 2012

Cabo Boating

Headed to Cabo to move a boat up to San Diego.  Check capwoody on twitter for position updates.

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May 27, 2012

Grenadines StS Adventure Pix

Just back from an awesome trip with 60 of my newest friends.  8 boats for 10 days through the southern caribbean.  Standby for info on our next adventures.  Pix:

January 10, 2012

Kayaking with Blue Whales

Kayaking with the Blue Whales in Redondo Beach, CA off King Harbor.  Yep, a little bumpy.

November 10, 2011

Woody Tracker - Paradise Cove, Malibu, CA

Woody Tracker
GPS location Date/Time:11/10/2011 15:38:41 PST,-118.78207&ll=34.01781,-118.78207&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1

Delivering a nice Beneteau 47 with Alex from San Pedro to Channel Islands Harbor.  Easy smooth short cruise.  Great food.

October 13, 2011

October 12, 2011

October 11, 2011

October 10, 2011

WoodyDena Tracker - Off Redondo Beach

Headed for a week in the islands and Latitudes & Attitudes Cruiser's Weekend.

WoodyDena Tracker
GPS location Date/Time:10/10/2011 11:46:57 PDT,-118.42053&ll=33.80889,-118.42053&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1

October 3, 2011

Enviro Notebook for Livaboard Magazine (2)

As Livaboards, clean water is especially important to us.  We live on it, swim in it and drink it.  We should have a say in how clean it is.  
We are living in a fascinating time.  Yes, there is a divide between people in our country over different things.  But there is a place where we come together, time and time again.  We feel strongly about having clean air and water to keep our families healthy and our national treasures flourishing.  Livaboards and shorebound alike want our lakes and rivers and coastal waterways to be clean and healthy - places to enjoy for generations to come.  77 percent of Americans say, “Congress (should) let the EPA do its job.”  63 percent of Americans say “the EPA needs to do more to hold polluters accountable and protect the air and water,”  (source online:  and more here:
We are seeing a great battle being waged.  On one side are those of Us who want to keep the air and water clean.  On the other are powerful corporate interests demanding to profit at the expense of our health.  But what can we-the-people do in the face of such odds?  I've learned there is a lot we can do.

1) Check out the website: and sign your support.  It returns democracy to Us voters.

2) How you spend your money determines how companies act.  Defund polluters by not buying their products. When you can, buy natural and organic products.  Some of the best boat cleaners now are plant based (I'll list some green boat products in a future installment).   Re-use and recycle when you can.

3)Vote.  And contact your representatives.  Let them know that you don't agree that corporate pollution is more important than your families health.

From:  -  “Water makes up 60% of our body, 70% of our brain, and 80% of our blood; clean water certainly DOES matter. And who can argue against everyone's right to clean water for swimming, drinking, and fishing?
It turns out that some members of Congress DO take exception to that statement. In fact, Congress lately has been hell bent on eviscerating a hallmark piece of American environmental legislation -- the Clean Water Act. This law, which serves as a model for environmental legislation world wide, has been responsible for revitalizing streams, creeks, rivers, lakes, and bays across the nation, including iconic waterways like the Hudson River, which -- due to catastrophic pollution -- was a national laughingstock in the 1960s. The Clean Water Act is the most effective tool we have to protect our right to clean water. And now the Act is under assault.
You may know that this July, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2018, which would strip EPA's powers to set national clean water standards and set up a race to the bottom for polluter friendly states to court irresponsible industry. H.R. 2018 is the most audacious attempt by Congress to gut the Clean Water Act and attack our right to clean water. Communities across the country are rallying to ensure the Senate isn't as short-sighted as our representatives.”
Who voted for this assault on our health you ask?  The list is here:  If your rep is on it, please contact him/her and let them know that you don't approve.  To contact your reps go to: and click on 'Members of Congress'.  Then punch in your zip code.
Let's keep our waters clean.  Our children and their children deserve the best we can give them.
Captain Woody - Quality, Balance and a Clean Wake

Mountain and Harbor Wildlife

Cabin Kitchen Interior Tear-out

At the mountains, it is spectacularly beautiful as usual.  Mostly blue skies but cool thunder storms that last only a few hours.

Been chucking out nuts (organic of course) for the squirrels and chipmunks.  As with the ducks in the harbor, this plan has backfired.  They've been tapping on the window where I sleep in the morning.  Just caught a chipmunk on the dinner table poking at my bag of nuts.

I was staying on Dena's boat when she was away.  Seems she had broken rule one and fed the harbor ducks.  Had to endure the hull tapping late one night.  Couldn't figure it out at first.  Took a few runs at shooing before they'd stay away.

But you're here for sailing adventure.  So let's get back to it.  Just posted the next installment of our 48' Tayana Honduras Adventure:
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