Thanks to Stuart Ritchie for this beautiful shot of his Beneteau Oceanis 45 SoBasic taken at Mosquito Island, Madagascar!
Thanksgiving is a time for food and football, of course, but it is mainly a reason to celebrate what we are thankful for with friends and family. There are some avenues in life that allow you to develop quick friendships with likeminded people, and sailing is definitely one of those. So when an invitation came my way from friend andBWS editor-at-large John Neal to run the Friday Harbor Turkey Trot, and another from a cruising friend to join his family dinner at their home here on San Juan Island, the decision was easy–go.
Even though we’re not able to spend the holiday with family this year, knowing that we have such a wonderful group of friends to share it with will make it just as sweet. And we’ve got sailing to thank for that.
Wherever you are today, happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Blue Water Sailing! Enjoy this week’s edition.
The Nathaniel Bowditch is virtually unrecognizable. It’s been gutted and stripped, and it’s in the process of being renovated, repaired and reconstructed. But by mid-summer 2015, Noah and Jane ...On November 26, 2014 / By Andrew Cross
Sir Robin-Knox Johnston has made solo sailing history again by finishing in 3rd place in the Route du Rhum Race’s Rhum class. Sir Robin, 75, admitted that it ...On November 26, 2014 / By Andrew Cross
Atlantic Odyssey skipper Nicolas Hauzy had to be evacuated from his yacht Cocojet III on Saturday evening after he broke his ankle in rough seas. Nicholas was attempting to ...On November 25, 2014 / By Andrew Cross
Duluth, Minn., is the westernmost point of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in North America. It is some 1,500 miles away from Woods Hole, Mass. Earlier this ...On November 20, 2014 / By Andrew Cross
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Here’s a comprehensive article by Chuck Hawley on this important piece of safety equipment… Life rafts are designed to keep ...On November 12, 2014 / By Andrew Cross
Here’s another great navigation tip from our friend Capt. John of skippertips.com… Imagine that you are sailing offshore and approach ...On November 5, 2014 / By Andrew Cross
Strangers at Sea: Two Men Cross the Atlantic, Sailing Together for the First Time
Here’s an excellent video by the New York Times on what it’s like to sail doublehanded across the Atlantic…
Without ever having sailed together before, Ryan Breymaier and Pepe Ribes crossed the Atlantic Ocean in a 60-foot monohull as part of the 2014 IMOCA Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona Race. Read More
The 2014 Massachusetts Maritime Boat Sale & Sealed Bid Auction will be held this weekend, Nov. 22 & 23, ...On November 24, 2014 / By Andrew Cross
The Marion-Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race, Inc. and event host the Harraseeket Yacht Club announce a cruising yacht rally from Maine ...On November 20, 2014 / By Andrew Cross
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offering a two- session Boating Essentials course on Saturday, November 15 from 10 ...On November 5, 2014 / By Andrew Cross