Here are links to books, blogs, and articles we’ve written about our sailing adventures aboard Gyatso and about other topics of interest to us.


Image: The Black Sea cover. Credit: Imray and RCCPF.

The Black Sea – a cruising guide and pilot book packed with useful information about cruising in all six countries surrounding the Black Sea. Published in April 2012 as a joint venture between the RCC Pilotage Foundation and Imray.

Volunteers in the African Bush: Memoirs from Sierra Leone – Gyatso co-owner David Read Barker edited this collection of memoirs written by fellow Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Sierra Leone from 1965 to 1967. Release Date: February 2013.


National Geographic Voices | Water Currents – Lisa Borre contributed posts on global lake topics as part of the National Geographic Society’s freshwater initiative, from 2012-2018. The blog has been taken offline, but an archive of Lisa’s posts will be republished here, so check back soon.

Magazines and Sailing Club Journals

SpinSheet – Chesapeake Bay Sailing Magazine, Bluewater Dreaming Column Articles by Lisa Borre

Annapolis Lifestyle and Shore Life magazine articles by Lisa Borre

  • “Solo Sailor Takes on a New Mission” – A feature story about Matt Rutherford and the Ocean Research Project
  • “Log Canoe Magic” – A feature story about the Wilson family and the log canoe sailing tradition on Maryland’s Eastern Shore
  • “The Perfect Mate: A Lifelong Kinship with Elf” – A feature story about Rick Carrion, the Classic Yacht Restoration Guild, and their flagship Elf
  • “Mixing Business with Dreams” – A feature story about Peter and Cathie Trogdon and their adventures aboard the Zimmerman 36 Bee Weems

The Flying Fish – Ocean Cruising Club Journal

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Adventures while cruising to the Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Black Seas in a Tayana 37 sailboat


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