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Warren Holybee's Circumnavigation Featured in Latitude 38

by Warren Holybee / Latitude 38


Former MSC student and member Warren Holybee's epic circumnavigation story has found its way into the pages of our favorite sailing publication, Latitude 38!

Practicing What He Preaches

Latitude 38, February 2010
by LaDonna Bubak

John Connolly started sailing on Long Island Sound on an 18-ft Pennant at the age of eight, and was singlehanding the boat by the time he was 10...

Man Overboard!

Marin Independent Journal, Dec. 2008
by Michelle Slade

"Think for a minute on how difficult it would be, under duress, to haul a 180-pound body from the water up onto a boat on your own. It's a deeply worrisome thought that never leaves the mind of a sailing instructor..."

World Sailing Adventures

Bluewater Sailing, May 2006

"Modern Sailing Academy's advanced cruising class to Monterey and back is a demanding way for experienced coastal sailors to gain valuable..."

Adventure Sailing

Marquesas to the Tuamotus: A 900-mile Bareboating Adventure

Latitude 38, June 2008
by Robert Moon

"San Francisco Bay sailor Robert Moon steamed across the South Pacific in naval warships during his 20-year stint as a military officer, but he's always dreamed of sailing there. He finally got his chance this year when he joined John Connolly and a group of sailing students from..."

School's In For Winter

SAIL Magazine, January 2006
by Mark Corke and Dave Baldwin

"Lured by visions of Tahiti's legendary lagoons and a 100 - mile passage through the South Pacific, I signed up for Modern Sailing Academy's 10-day trip...which offered an optional ASA Offshore Passagemaking certification course..."

Get Certified in Exotic Locales

Blue Water Sailing, December 2005

"With the school's adventure sailing program, Modern Sailing Academy is offering a great way to gain the skills and confidence to qualify for..."

Changes - Cyclone Alan

Latitude 38, July 1998
by Don McGreevy

"I've spent years reading various accounts - many in Latitude - of being caught in hurricanes or cyclones. I assumed that I'd never experience a hurricane first assumption recently proved to be very wrong."

Crew Overboard Symposium

Taking An Unplanned Dip

Blue Water Sailing, October 2005
by Greg Jones

"The COB Recovery Symposium was sponsored by Modern Sailing Academy and West Marine with major support provided by the Bonnell Cove Foundation of the Cruising Club of America..."

Man Overboard

Yachting, November 2005
by Chris Caswell

"We heard the splash and then the blood-chilling cry, 'Man overboard!' Leaping out of the cabin, all we could see was a fast-diminishing dark head in the broad white wake, tossed about by the swells and clearly..."

Crew Overboard: Four Recovery Methods

Sailing World, Nov/Dec 2005
by Tony Bessinger

"While racing sailors usually spend more time practicing man-overboard drills than casual sailors or cruisers, it doesn't make them immune to being lost overboard. Two sailors I knew drowned off raceboats in the past three years..."

Best Recovery Gear

Sailing World, Nov/Dec 2005
by Tony Bessinger

"The primary purpose of the Crew Overboard Recovery Symposium...was to assess conventional rescue methods. But another equally important component of the symposium was testing rescue and recovery..."

Overboard and Back

Sail Magazine, December 2005
by Kimball Livingston & John Connolly

"Over a period of 12 years, a group of organizations and individuals, including Modern Sailing Academy, has organized four national event on San Francisco Bay to study man-over-board (MOB) safety and recovery techniques..."

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    I would like to compliment Stan Lander for his coaching, counseling and teaching Heavy Weather Offshore Sailing. Stan was very accommodating to all of the student's interests and shared his many years of insight on handling the boat in heavy seas. I would certainly recommend Stan and this course to sheltered waters sailors. My confidence in handling a boat of this size was certainly enhanced by the experience.

  • Rolf Zingg

    Since many, many years, I had the dream to sail underneath the Golden Gate bridge. On October 14th last year, my dream became true. Thanks to our dear friend Aaron Fritz who made it possible and organized this cruise for us. With this adventure I was able to achieve one more milestone on my sailing career.

    Finally on the water, it was great! Full moon made the flows even stronger and it was like sailing in a washing machine.

    I did my sailing education in the English Channel, where the situation with the wind and flows is comparable to the San Francisco Bay. So I felt pretty much "at home" being on the helm in the Bay.

    I hope our skipper Stan Lander enjoyed this day cruise too. We, definitely did! It was an unforgettable experience for all of us.

    A very big thank you to all of you who made it possible, that my dream became reality! Also thank you for the MSC flag I got at the end of the day. It found it's place in my study, where I can see it daily.

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