We Love Morocco

From Mallorca in Spain’s Balearic Islands, to Morocco and then the Canary Islands, the crew of Mahina Tiare had one adventure after the next  (published March 2018) As soon as our Leg 6 crew came aboard our Halberg-Rassy 46 Mahina Tiare, we departed La Lonja Marina Charter for lunch at

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Seamanship for Cruisers

Two of the world's most experienced offshore sailors and dedicated seamanship educators, share what they have learned over lifetimes at sea  (with John Neal and Amanda Swan Neal, published June/July 2017) Having spent most of our lifetimes sailing and teaching ocean passagemaking, we enjoy following those new to sailing as

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Victoria to San Diego

Mahina Tiare's crew settles in for a journey south along the U.S. Pacific coast  (published February 2017) March 23, 0115 hrs, 44.53 N, 124.38 W, Log: 180,947 miles Baro: 1010.1, Cabin Temp: 66 F (furnace is on low), Cockpit: 50 F, Sea Water: 55 F Close-hauled at 5-6 kts under

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North Sea Expedition

North Sea gales, sunshine and Fair Isle landfall!  (published November 2016) What an exciting morning landfall! On May 6, we were located between the Orkney and Shetland Islands, Scotland. Off our bow is a rugged and dramatic island with far more sheep than people and a tiny harbor. Our very

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Azores Adventure

At 0400 on July 16 the first half of our Atlantic crossing was completed with our landfall at Lajes on Flores Island in the Azores  (published May 2016) We were contemplating entering the breakwater and anchoring in the dark, something we’re normally reluctant to do. Tipping our decision toward anchoring

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Plan and Go

A three year plan to get you prepared for an extended offshore cruise  (published April 2015) Deciding to make the transition from coastal to offshore sailor is one that requires some serious planning to accomplish safely and efficiently. Most of the people we meet around the world who have successfully

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Mopelia

History and hospitality on this South Pacific tropical gem  (published February 2015) Of all the islands in the South Pacific I’ve sailed to since 1974, tiny Mopelia (Maupihaa in Tahitian) is the most unforgettable. Lying 150 miles west of Bora Bora, Mopelia is a cruiser’s dream come true, but it

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