Summertime in Vava’u

...and the livin' is easy  (published February 2012) Maybe we’re contrarians by nature, but we frequently find ourselves far from the maddening crowds as we explore new cruising grounds. We’re often out of sync with the loose-knit bands of nautical wanderers sloshing around on the oceans, seasonal and geographic nonconformists.

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CURRENT ISSUE | AUGUST 2014

16 Bill Biewenga Speed Isn’t Everything | Whether you’re dealing with heavy weather or just taking a break, there are times when slowing the boat makes all the sense in the world 20 Daniel Collins The Perfect Post | How to create a brilliant cruising blog and keep it fresh,

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CAPTAIN’S LOG | AUGUST 2014

Simple Sailing Pleasures A couple of weekends ago, we and our boat partners headed out from Newport, R.I. for a Sunday afternoon of sailing aboard our 45 foot sloop Lime’n. We rolled out the sails and had a lovely, leisurely sail out East Passage past the Newport mansions and craggy

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CURRENT ISSUE | JULY 2104

16 Bill Biewenga The Dark Art of Weather Analysis 20 David Burch Tricky Terms in Navigation 24 World Cruising Paradise Unplugged: Southern Vanuatu Lessons learned in one of the most unique places in the South Pacific by Nadine Slavinski 30 Practical Passagemaker Night Crossing Lake Michigan’s often unpredictable weather makes

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CAPTAIN’S LOG | JULY 2014

Small Boats, Big Dreams With this July issue we once again are happy to offer you a look at the world of small boat cruising and voyaging. As the lead feature “Great Voyages in Small Boats” highlights some of the most famous small boat voyages from Joshua Slocum to the

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