julesnorwood

Jules Norwood is a UNC-Chapel Hill alumnus and operates Carolina Wind Yachting Center along with his father David. Jules is an avid sailor and has worked as a newspaper and magazine writer and editor.

A Pirate’s Life for Capt. Horatio Sinbad

The Meka II, a 54-foot, 18-ton wooden brigantine, is a ¾-scale replica of a 17th century pirate vessel.

In the early morning hours in August, there was a strange current in the air about the sleepy seaport town of Beaufort, N.C. It’s always a place where a seafaring soul can venture ashore without fear of standing out, yet …

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A Fighter Pilot Slows Down

After a year spent refitting Saoirse, Fighter Pilot John Peltier set off on Oct. 20, 2012 to cruise south toward Patagonia. Photo credit Jules Norwood

“The most difficult difference to get over is the speed. I’m going from 500 knots to 5 knots.” John Peltier is actually being modest. The F-15E Strike Eagles that he spent the last decade piloting for the U.S. Air Force …

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Charter Fishing and Sailing in North Carolina

“We live in a unique place,” says Capt. Frank Smith. “If we can get people down here for a week or ten days, they can do it all. They can go inshore fishing, offshore fishing, sailing, you name it. We’ve …

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Tall Ship Jeanie B Calling on Washington NC

The history of Washington, North Carolina is interwoven with that of the tall-masted schooners that were once a commonplace sight on the city’s waterfront, coming and going on the waters of the Pamlico River with all manner of raw materials …

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Oriental Boat Show Kicking off in April

Popular event builds on its previous success The annual In-Water Boat Show in Oriental, NC has gotten off to a remarkable start in its first three years, and organizers are looking to build on that success in the show’s fourth …

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