Christmas Cove, U.S. Virgin Islands

18.308 N, 64.832 W  (published February 2013) “Welcome to paradise,” the woman on the next mooring cried as we slipped into our first anchorage on St. John at sunset. The next day, we were stunned to watch bright fish flitting under our boat in 30 feet of crystal-clear water, and

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Adding Reef Points

(published September 2012) Any experienced cruising sailor knows the importance of being able to reef your sails in heavy weather to reduce power and heeling. As a safety feature, at least one, and preferably two reefs are critical. So when my husband and I replaced our mainsail a few years

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