Andrew Cross shared this gorgeous shot of Yahtzee sailing up Lynn Canal in Southeast Alaska. See this week’s Video of the Week for more of his beautiful Alaska footage. And you can follow his family adventures here.
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Here’s the second part in our two part series on life rafts: Andrew Cross gives a first hand account of getting his life ...On July 12, 2017 / By Andrew Cross
Here’s a comprehensive article by Chuck Hawley on this important piece of safety equipment… Life rafts are designed to keep ...On July 4, 2017 / By Andrew Cross
Sailing Alaska: Icebergs, Dolphins and Bears, oh my!
The small wooden sailboat rocked at its mooring in Naskeag Harbor as a motor boat from The WoodenBoat School pulled quietly ...On July 18, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
This Doug Zurn 52 foot concept is designed as an offshore capable fast cruiser for a couple, couple with guests, or small family. The perfectly proportioned sweeping sheer ...On June 27, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
MSY in Germany has started construction of a fascinating 72 ft explorer, ordered by the Siemens Foundation in Switzerland. This ultra-clean, wind-powered research vessel will be used worldwide ...On June 13, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
Bareboating through the waters of the idyllic Queensland islands in Australia, is an opportunity to switch off and appreciate ...On July 12, 2017 / By Administrator
Modeling shows that ocean currents can concentrate slow-degrading debris in certain parts of the world’s oceans, leading to so-called ‘garbage patches’. It is estimated that between four and 12m metric ...On July 4, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
Here is a hearty make-ahead breakfast dish for the entire crew. INGREDIENTS 2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more ...On July 17, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman