For starters, it has been several months since I have posted on my site. A MAJOR faux pas ,for digital media of any kind. Such is my challenge working for myself as a journalist. The good news is I have had no shortage of assignments ranging from commentating for the Women’s Match Race Worlds, to writing about the newly revamped America’s Cup for The New York Times, teaching a course at Salve Regina University and steering an RC 44 with Sir Russell Coutts last month in Key West for Sail magazine.

Museler on assignment for Classic Boat

People use the term “feast or famine” when it comes to careers in the arts (of which I consider writing). But I would have to say that the feast and the famine are self administered. The media world, as in many other industries, is extremely dynamic at the moment and though I am a classically trained print journalist, I must be able to take the core story of any assignment and be able to present it using whatever platform is available to me either through an online media source, television channel or a magazine’s now multidisciplinary approach of email news, blogging, podcasts, reports and print. If I starve as a journalist in today’s burgeoning technological media scene, it’s because I want to lose a few pounds.

I will attempt to update you on current and future projects over the coming months as I began one year ago this week. Hopefully I’ll be more on it! For now, keep an eye out towards the events in yachting (America’s Cup, Olympic Games, Volvo Ocean Race, Vendee Globe) that I will be covering. The goal, as always, is to present their inherently fascinating stories in an enticing, digestible format that not just sailors will devour. That is our challenge this year for sure.

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