Cuba Layover, Varadero

On their way from St. Martin to Miami, they make an unexpected layover at Cuba’s impressive and brand new Varadero Marina  (published February 2017) There were not many options. What seemed like a dream delivery was turning into something of a challenge. Almost a year before, I had been contacted

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Mid-Atlantic Snag

Halfway across the ocean, their spinnaker came down and got tangled in the keel, rudder and prop. Here's how they got going again.  (published July 2013) So, this was a fine mess we’d gotten ourselves into. We were in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean onboard Azure, a 40-foot cruising

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Havana to Miami

A lesson in navigation more than just the waters between the United States and Cuba  (published January 2015) The U.S. Customs official, bristling with guns and communications equipment, had just asked us if we were aware it was illegal for U.S. citizens to visit or do business in Cuba. I

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