Patricia Pappas shares this stormy photo taken while on charter in the British Virgin Islands on a 42 foot Beneteau with friends. Great contrast between the turquoise water and darkening sky.
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Recently I watched an exciting racing video where the crew had a very wet ride. It reminded me how much I appreciate the protection that many cruising boats and especially a center cockpit provides. There is a big difference between racing and cruising obviously. Getting wet while racing is par for the course and may not be comfortable but usually there is a warm bed and clothes dryer available in the near future. For me getting wet while cruising is miserable, especially if the salty wetness spreads to the interior of the boat. Waiting for warm sunny weather may be the only factor that allows for drying out. There is nothing better than watching a squall or sea spray from under a dry dodger. Wishing you sunny sailing!
Nigel Richards recounts his experience with a medical emergency offshore. I had been looking for a crew spot for an ocean crossing for a few weeks. An off-chance ...On July 21, 2016 / By Tatja Hopman
A 73-year-old sailor in the process of delivering a yacht from Queensland to Darwin has had to be rescued by the Royal Australian Navy less than 60 miles ...On July 21, 2016 / By Tatja Hopman
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Coming into port in reverse would cause some sailors to be unnerved but not these guys! It was filmed in a breeze so better to just mute the sound. Watch Here
The Hokule’a is a Polynesian voyaging canoe circumnavigating the globe on a voyage with goals both scientific and educational. ...On April 27, 2016 / By Tatja Hopman
The island of Lastovo is a part of the central Dalmatian archipelago of Croatia. It is located about eight ...On July 7, 2016 / By Tatja Hopman