Destination: Havana

A step back in time, regattas pave the way to Cuba  (published November 2016) [caption id="attachment_10327" align="alignleft" width="434"] Pensacola to Havana Regatta 2015[/caption] In 1952, American yachtsmen were greeted by heavy caliber machine gun fire as they sailed their schooners through the narrow harbor entrance into the finish of the

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The Cruiser’s Scavenger Hunt

How to successfully navigate the clearing in and out process as you cruise, and the valuable cultural experiences that make it worth the effort  (published March 2015) After arriving in a new port once a long passage has been completed, the fatigue of the rotating watches fades away and is

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Putting Penrhyn on the Map

Discovering Penrhyn atoll in the Cook Islands starts by learning where it is  (published March 2015) Type “Penrhyn” into Google and you’ll get back a list of things to do in a small town in North Wales, UK. When we were in Bora Bora, South Pacific, that wasn’t much help

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A Passage for the Birds

Tenaya shares the seas with flying friends while heading from PNG to Palau  (published February 2015) Maybe the sky knows this is our last night in Papua New Guinea. It shoots ribbons of brilliant pink, yellow and orange across the evening sky and makes leaving the beauty, people and culture

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Weekend Warrior to Ocean Voyager

How to step from casual cruiser to successful blue water sailor  (published January 2015) Day sailors with big dreams might leaf through the pages of sailing magazines and wonder how to work their way up to an ocean crossing. It’s a question my husband and I often asked ourselves and

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