Donna Lange Completes Second Solo Sail Around the World at the End of This Month

When Donna Lange brings her boat to the Herreshoff Museum dock in Bristol, RI, at the end of this month (May 2016) she will have sailed alone for ten months. Severe southeastern Pacific storms forced her to go through the Panama Canal instead of sailing around the bottom of South

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Reef Piloting

Heading to the tropical reef systems of the world is the driving reason for many cruisers. However, when we get among the reef systems of the cruising world we can no longer rely solely on electronics and the safety of the boat now relies on our reef piloting skills. (published

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Energy Independence

(published November 2015) It was 5:00 a.m. on a Wednesday morning in early August when I heard the pitter-patter of rain on deck above our bunk. The prediction of precipitation had finally come to fruition and the day would be rainy and cloudy until the early evening when the sun

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Once is Not Enough

Five bareboat charter destinations you'll want to visit again and again  (published October 2015) Asking me about my favorite charter destination is like asking for my favorite flavor of ice cream. I mean, it’s ice cream, what’s not to like? But truth be told, I do have a few favored

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CURRENT ISSUE | NOVEMBER 2015

14 Bill Biewenga Island Bound 18 David Burch GRIB Viewers 22 Cruising Life Pacific Personalities The vast Pacific contains some of the most remote pockets of humanity on earth. In many of these places, one or two very special individuals are to be found. by Todd Duff 26 Living Aboard

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CAPTAIN’S LOG | NOVEMBER 2015

Beginnings | Every fall, on both coasts of the U.S. and Canada and in Europe, sailors step onto their cruising boats, let loose the docking lines and point their boat’s bows south toward the sun. But, as sailors have long said, great voyages often have bad beginnings. Ours certainly did.

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