CAPTAIN’S LOG | MARCH 2015

BERMUDA RECTANGLE Every winter, cruising boats heading from the East Coast to the Caribbean are abandoned in bad weather and their crews rescued by the Coast Guard or a nearby ship. Often this occurs in a region that has for centuries been infamously known as the Bermuda Triangle, the patch

READ MORE...

CAPTAIN’S LOG | JANUARY 2015

SALTY DAWG RALLY UPDATE The 68 strong fleet in the Fall Salty Dawg Rally are in the B.V.I. and Bahamas and thoroughly enjoying life in the sun. The passage south started on November 3 and was a fairly slow one with some head winds, a trough of bumpy weather and

READ MORE...

CAPTAIN’S LOG | DECEMBER 2014

BOATING BUDDY For most of us, cruising is done at our own rhythms and speeds. We go where we want and let the wind and the weather dictate our schedules. And then we change our minds and decide to sail somewhere else instead. Usually there is an overall plan, something

READ MORE...

CAPTAIN’S LOG | SEPTEMBER 2014

Ships in the Night Over all the years that I have been sailing and making passages offshore, only twice have I ever really had my heart in my mouth, as they say. And both incidences involved ships behaving erratically. The first time was on a night run down the Chesapeake

READ MORE...

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

READ MORE...

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

READ MORE...

CAPTAINS LOG | MAY 2014

MODERN OFFSHORE BOATS There is a certain group of sailors in any sailing crowd who cling to the old ways and scoff at the new. You know who they are and they will tell you in all earnestness that only full keel boats are suitable for offshore sailing and that

READ MORE...

CAPTAINS LOG | APRIL 2014

SPARE PARTS We put over 60,000 miles on our Mason 43 Clover during an extended circumnavigation and during those years we had to repair just about everything on the boat at least once, if not three times. In that self-sufficient spirit, we are happy to bring you our annual Spring

READ MORE...