Great Voyages in Small Boats

BWS takes a look back at some of the famous, notable and most influential small boat cruies of all time...and many are Americans  (published July 2014) You could say that the modern age of shorthanded and solo offshore sailing and circumnavigations came of age in the early 1960s with the

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Alpha 42

A homegrown cruising cat proves that American innovation is alive and well and ready to go cruising  (published November 2014 MQ) They call it “re-shoring.” That’s a made up word that is supposed to describe the business of bringing manufacturing and jobs back to the shores of America from low

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Dragonfly 32

This elegant trimaran from Denmark combines innovative systems with a comfortable cruising interior  (published November MQ 2014) It is not every day I get to go sailing with Cam Lewis, who happens to be one of America’s if not the world’s most accomplished multihull sailors. He has sailed everywhere, raced

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Corsair Cruze 970

This rocket, pocket cruiser adds a touch of comfort to a design that will blow the doors off most other 32 footers  (published November 2014) I met Corsair’s northeast U.S. dealer Bob Gleason (The Multihull Source) at his offices in Wareham, Mass. at the waterfront facilities of the Cape Cod

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Destination Denmark

BWS travels to Denmark to meet with sailing industry leaders  (published February 2014) The September morning I landed at the Billund airport in the west of Denmark was clear and warm and the breeze was blowing the tops of the trees, which augured well for the afternoon of sailing we

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Menemsha, Martha’s Vineyard

41°24 N  70°37 W  (published December 2013) Martha’s Vineyard, which lies only a few miles off the southern coast of Cape Cod, Machusetts, is one of the most famous summer colonies in America. Presidents Clinton and Obama have both spent summer vacations there and many literary lions and lionesses, Broadway

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The 15-year Refit

Boats of a certain age will almost always be in need of a refit. here's how we are refitting our 15-year old 45 foot sloop  (published October 2013) Rosie and I, with our partners Tony and Judy Knowles, bought our Jeanneau 45.2 in the fall off 2010 with the intention

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Gulf Stream Gallop

The mighty stream showed its many moods on the passage from the Bahamas to Newport, R.I.  (published July 2013) The afternoon we got away from West End, Grand Bahama, after clearing customs and immigration, the thunderclouds began to build ominously just as we sailed into the steamy waters of the

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