Beginnings

Captain's Log November 2015 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

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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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CAPTAIN’S LOG | OCTOBER 2015

Fitting Out Essentials | When we bought Lime’n five years ago, our intent was to sail the boat south to the Bahamas and Caribbean from Newport R.I. for four or five seasons and then assess what to do next. With 10 to 15,000 miles of cruising and passagemaking as part

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CAPTAIN’S LOG | SEPTEMBER 2015

Cruising Boats Evolve As we were putting together our annual Preview of New Monohulls for 2016, it struck us just how new and different many of the new cruising boats are that will be presented to the public this fall at the boat shows. The times are certainly changing. Many

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CAPTAIN’S LOG | AUGUST 2015

Chartering Solves Winter Although I hate to dredge up the memories of the last winter in the Northeast U.S. where we live and publish BWS, I will. It was brutally cold. It snowed and snowed and snowed. And it never seemed to end. People went down their burrow holes like

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CAPTAIN’S LOG | JULY 2015

CUBA LIBRE? With the announcement last winter that the U.S. and Cuba were going to start normalizing the relationship between the two countries, all of us who have been gazing fondly across the Florida Strait for generations at the forbidden cruising ground were filled with some hope. One day soon,

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CAPTAIN’S LOG | JUNE 2015

10 PHASES OF PASSAGEMAKING This summer will mark 20 years since Rosie and I and our boys sailed back into Newport R.I. to complete a five year 36,000 mile circumnavigation. Along the way and many times before and since, I have undertaken long offshore passages, something I enjoy immensely. Here’s

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CAPTAIN’S LOG | MAY 2015

KIDS AND SAILING One of the highlights of our five-year cruise around the world with our two sons Si and Tim happened one night on the passage south from Gibraltar to the Canary Islands. Si was 14 and Tim 12. It was after dinner and the boys were on watch

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CAPTAIN’S LOG | APRIL 2015

KEEP IT SIMPLE I don’t know about you, but I can’t work on my cars’ engines anymore. I open the hood and all I recognize are the caps for topping up fluids and checking the oil. The rest of the engine is encased in covers and linked with forbidding looking

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