The keys here are simple: Do not announce your route
. Do not post information about places you've been until you are some distance away from it. Do NOT placate your relatives using SPOT Messenger. Fine going to the Caribbean
, sure, why not...fine doing Halifax-Cork, but they are just going to have to wait for the postcards, old school
style, rather than posting
a freakin' INTERACTIVE MAP of your last position. Might as well change the name of the boat
to "Sitting Duck".
Pretend that the Internet
is one big party line, like the VHF
, and conduct yourself accordingly.
One of the joys of cruising is that, short of activating an EPIRB
, nobody knows, or needs to know, your location. You go when you go, and show when you show.