Beneteau Launches Fall Season: Showcases New Boats

BWS just spent two lovely days sailing new boats on Narraganset Bay. Group Beneteau launched their U.S. fall season by bringing five new boats to Newport and then inviting yachting journalists from all over the world to come and try them out.  Of note for all cruisers is the brand

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Maverick’s Atlantic Adventure Last Blog

Landfall in Cowes after 3,100 Miles from Newport The sun was just rising as we closed in on the Needles, those chalky, wave-worn cliffs that mark the western entrance to the Solent, the Isle of Wight and Cowes, which marked the end of our 3,100-mile transatlantic passage aboard Maverick. For

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Maverick’s Atlantic Adventures: Day 5

Newport, RI to Cowes, England: Now 896 miles from Newport, RI, and south of the Grand Banks, this is not the North Atlantic we imaged…are we headed to England or Antigua?   Yesterday morning (Saturday June 30), something unusual happened that tells you precisely the puzzlement we are all experiencing

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Learn All About Catamaran Cruising from the Experts

  Beyond the Horizon Insights into Long Distance Cruising Adventures   March 9 – 11   Lowes Hotel, Annapolis, MD   Long distance cruisers from the U.S. will join a prominent offshore passage-maker from "across the pond" to share their "Insights into Long Distance Cruising Adventures," a two-day seminar for

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Fitness Afloat

Everyone knows that a balanced diet and regular exercise are the pillars of maintaining a healthy lifestyle but it can be difficult to put that knowledge into acton, especially on board  (published June/July 2017) We spent 2016 exploring the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. Choosing to stay close to

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Our Final Sail

The decision to switch from a symmetrical spinnaker to a Parasailor proved to be the right one for this cruising couple aboard their Pearson 424  (published June 2016) About six months before leaving for full time cruising, we decided to spend some time practicing with our spinnaker. We had almost

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