Karen Sullivan

Blue Water Cruiser & Maritime Writer

Karen's Blog: Karen and Jim’s Excellent Adventure

The first time Karen at age 11 saw the ocean and became wonder-struck at the idea of no land over that horizon for thousands of miles, she fell in love. Since then, the mysteries of the ocean and the joys of sailing on it have been twin passions. She and Jim Heumann sailed their Dana 24, Sockdolager, from Port Townsend to New Zealand from 2011-2013, and are now casting their eyes north to Canada and Alaska. Be sure to check out the wonderful guest blog about Karen, Small Boat, Large Experience, by Karen Larson. Karen Sullivan writes for Good Old Boat, 48 North, and other sailing magazines. She's also at work on a book, and is still in love.

Videos

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Outfitting a Small Cruiser for Voyaging, Part 3 – Below Deck: SOCKDOLAGER is just as interesting below decks as she is above.  Everybody can learn something about blue water outfitt...
Outfitting a Small Cruiser for Voyaging, Part 2 – Above Deck: Even if you might not be planning to sail to Bora Bora, you'll find these outfitting tips useful....
Outfitting a Small Cruiser for Voyaging, Part 1 – The Cockpit: Outfitting a small cruiser for voyaging for serious offshore work can be quite a challenge, especially when the boat in...

 

Guide Posts

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“Anchoring When Solo – The Head-to-Wind Drop Under Sail or Power”: This is an article from Good Old Boat (a magazine we like a lot), written by OCH Guide Karen Sullivan. Good Old Boat and...
Turning the Page – Karen and Jim’s Excellent Adventure: OCH Guide Karen Sullivan and her husband Jim Heumann have made incredible voyages aboard their Pacific Seacraft Dana 24,...
All At Sea: Here's a brief excerpt from Karen Sullivan's book in progress, chronicling the transpacific voyage she and Jim Heumann m...
Good Reads: Recommendations by Karen Sullivan: OffCenterHarbor.com asked our guides to share their favorite books that should be in every boater’s library… When so...