Cruising Croatia

Exploring new grounds on the Dalmatian Coast  (published March 2012) Our group of eight had been to the British Virgin Islands twice and had a great time during both trips, but we were looking for new adventures and a next step in sailing challenges. Descriptions of the Dalmatian Coast sounded

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Charter America

This summer, go explore America’s best cruising grounds on a bareboat, crewed charter or cruise-and-learn experience. Over the past few years, charter fleets have been growing and new fleets are springing up at yacht dealerships and sailing schools where you can actually spend a week aboard a new boat you

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Confessions of a Reluctant Voyager

An experienced sailor finds the inspiration and education he needs to fulfill his passagemaking dreams  (published March 2015) I’m no Magellan, Cook or Ericson. No Chichester, MacArthur or Knox-Johnston. Hardly. I’m a 60-year-old music producer/ad man with a voyage monkey on my back. I’ve read Slocum, Moitesseie and the Pardeys.

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Best of the Grenadines

  Choose your own adventure in one of the Caribbean's finest cruising grounds  (published October 2014) A strong easterly breeze and hefty quartering sea had us moving quickly towards and then past St. Vincent on our way to the Grenadines as puffy white clouds scuttled by. It was one of

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Lucky in Paradise

Chartering in French Polynesia offers great sailing, beautiful islands and a visti with the world's friendliest people  (published August 2014) Tahiti. The word itself evokes images of turquoise waters, swaying palm trees and dramatic vistas that are so camera-friendly, they‘re always ready for their close-ups. You can almost hear the

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Get Experienced

Five offshore adventures that will build your blue water skills and may change your life  (published August 2014) There is no better way to build the skills and confidence you need for safe passagemaking and extended cruising than by making long offshore passages with  experienced instructors.  Here are five ways

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Knowledge is Freedom

How upper-level cruising courses can take your passagemaking skills to new distances  (published August 2014) Somewhere between Tortola and St. Martin I sat on the leeward side of the cockpit on a windy, pitch-black night and dropped a blinking strobe light into an empty one-gallon water jug and then sealed

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The World’s Top Charter Regions

Explore the world under sail, one charter vacation at a time  (published August 2014) Caribbean: The B.V.I. is the charter Mecca and is a perfect cruising ground well set up for weeklong charters. Farther afield, the Windward and Leeward Isles offer great sailing and interesting island nations. Antigua and the

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Cruising Norway

An armchair sailor's dream charter comes true  (published April 2014) It all began one cold and snowy winter day in the northeast while watching an episode of “Distant Shores” that included a section on the Shard's voyage to Norway. A few days later a reference to a new digital version

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