Make a Positive Impact

How to lend a helping hand as you fulfill your cruising dreams  (published January 2015) If you enjoy cruising off the beaten track, there are many ways you can make a positive impact on the places you visit. Whether you’re sailing to Mexico or less developed islands in the Caribbean

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A Conversation with John Neal

Highlights from Mahina Expeditions' 2014 Pacific training season and a look forward to future voyages  (published December 2014) It was a typical Pacific Northwest fall day, grey and spitting rain, when I walked from my boat to the Mahina Expeditions office in Friday Harbor, Washington. I hadn’t seen John and

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Leave and Return with Peace-of-Mind

A guide to decommissioning and commissioning your boat in a foreign port  (published April 2014) A high percentage of cruisers we meet each year plan on leaving their boats in a safe place and flying home, often once a year. Avoiding cyclone season in the Pacific and hurricane season in

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Mahina Expeditions: Auckland to Moorea

Sometimes the road to paradise is paved with bad weather    (published April 2012) May 8, 2010, 0730 hrs, 36.56 S, 176.54 E Log: 136,080 miles At sea, headed toward New Zealand’s East Cape Motorsailing at 6.5 knots in 5 knot N winds Baro: 1017.2, Cabin temp: 68 F, Cockpit: 65

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