Summer Sailing Vacation Guide

How to plan a summer sailing vacation that will take you to new cruising grounds and help you build cruising skills along the way  (published March 2018) Before we took off to sail our own boat on an extended cruise that ended up being a circumnavigation, Rosie wanted to build

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Sailing to the Extreme

Five offshore adventures that will build your blue water skills and may change your life  (published August 2017) There is no better way to build the skills and confidence you need for safe offshore cruising than by making long offshore passages with experienced instructors and experienced skippers. Here are five

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Sailing Schools and Community Sailing

Whether new to sailing or a boat owner, taking classes through a sailing school can ensure better and safer sailing for all  (published August 2015) SAILING ORGANIZATIONS Founded in 1897, US Sailing (at the time called the North American Yacht Racing Union) has a long history of training instructors and

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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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Sailing Expeditions

From learn-t0-voyage experiences to Antarctic adventures, there are lots of ways to fill your sea boots with salt water  (published August 2013) Most of us don’t sail our own boat to the high latitudes or across oceans, but that shouldn’t stop us from having these experiences on other people’s ocean

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Southern Learning

Why heading south this winter for a sailing course might be right for you  (published August 2013) Having taught everything from Learn to Sail to Race Weeks to Offshore Passagemaking classes in beautiful southern locales, one theme—besides sailing—typically appears: students aren’t just there to learn, they’re on vacation. Over the

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