...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.
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,
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
Bavaria USA – Dedicated to the Cruising Life. Innovative modern designs and factory direct sales make the new Bavaria Cruiser and Vision lines remarkably attractive players in the U.S. cruising market by George Day The day Fletcher Ryan and I took the new Bavaria Vision 42 out for a test
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
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
Catalina Reinvents the Sport Cruiser As we motored the new Catalina 275 out of Annapolis and into the Chesapeake Bay on a cloudy almost windless afternoon that was threatening showers, I felt the liveliness of the tiller and rudder in my hand as the prop wash from the sail drive