Girls Gone Sailing in the Abacos

The Abaco chain in the northern Bahamas offers lots of beautiful harbors and plenty of flat-water sailing  (published March 2017) Sometimes when planning a charter you start with a series of constraints rather than a destination in mind. In our case recently, we had an important crew member who was

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The Exumas Rediscovered

Two families explore the wonders and wilds of the Bahamas during an Exuma charter  (published August 2016) Being at the helm of a catamaran for the first time in a 20-knot, early-morning breeze felt a little like being shot out of a cannon at full speed. We enjoyed a nice

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Gary Takes a Vacation

Three weeks aboard Honeymoon Forever with my good friend Gary Howman  (published September 2015) My wife Virginia and I left Punta Gorda, Florida on our 45’ Hunter Passage 450 Honeymoon Forever in February of this year to begin our multi-year cruise. With no particular destination in mind except to follow

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Hope Town, Elbow Cay, Abaco, Bahamas

26˚ 32.32’N   76˚ 57.37’W  (published March 2015) “ONLY ENTER AND LEAVE HOPE Town on a high or rising tide,” we were warned with a good amount of seriousness during our navigation briefing at the charter base. And even though the cat we had waiting at the dock drew a modest

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Around Nassau Town

25° 3' N / 77° 20' W  (published August 2014) Nassau, in the Bahamas, has a rough reputation, and locals confirmed that I should watch myself as I rambled alone around the city. In the marina area east of the bridges to Paradise Island, people have had jewelry snatched off their

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Long Island Bahamas

Fast boats and tranquil diversity  (published November 2012) A centuries-old sailing tradition dictates that whenever multiple boats are on the water they must engage in a race. These races, however, are neither acknowledged nor declared and, if one is close enough to be seen by the opposing crew, neither the

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Island Hopping the Abacos

The joys of chartering the Bahamas' Out Islands (published August 2012) The Sea of Abaco spreads from the Bahamas’ Out Islands in pale aquamarine like a sheet of gently undulating blown glass. Beneath the bright sunshine, the shallow water glistens atop a seafloor of pristine white sugar sand. The only

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