Boat work Trinidad

A quick look at where to go, who to deal with based on our experiences in Trinidad. The marine industry is a funny business. Owning a boat is a costly affair that grows more and more as the boat ages. … Continue reading


The last few months have been fairly hectic. Our granddaughter, Shelby and her mom, Heather, spent 5 months living on board “El Gecco” with us. We sailed from Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico, then on to the US Virgin Islands, … Continue reading

Re-uniting with Bill Pinkney

More people have traveled to outer space than sailed alone around the world via the Southern Oceans. Of all the tens of billions of people who have lived on this planet, less than 300 people have circumnavigated the planet via … Continue reading

TEDx Reno Appearance

We had a very successful time in Reno, NV on our first TEDx experience. Great team to work with, standing ovation after my address and we spent a lot of time in the community giving four more talks at the … Continue reading

Goodbye Madiba

Today is another sad day in our world with the loss of Madiba. Nelson Mandela is a man who has shown that change is possible, that transitions can happen peacefully and that there is room for forgiveness. I did not … Continue reading


This may be a sad day as we make our final farewell to my mother, Dr. Stella Petersen, but it is also a celebration of a life fully lived. A life that has been, not only impactful, but significant for … Continue reading

Funeral Service Details For Dr. Stella Petersen

November 21, 2013 the world lost a legend, a leader, visionary, activist, teacher, my mother, Dr Stella Petersen of Cape Town, South Africa. She was more than my Mother; she was my teacher, my inspiration, my heroine. Though we may … Continue reading

Mom has passed. Farewell to a great leader and teacher.

Today we lost a legend, a leader, hero, a teacher…my mother. I will be posting here soon. I am on my vessel in Puerto Rico with my wife, granddaughter and daughter in law having just survived a tough passage from … Continue reading