Faced with a cancer scare, this cruising couple did some scientific analysis on just how well dodgers, biminis, clothing and sunscreens protect us from the sun’s rays (published February, 2019) So often, when we have met folks on sailing vacations, we watch them spend hours up on the bow, “catching
The dirt on doing laundry (published April 2018) When we reached Palau in early 2017 I was giddy with the prospect of dropping off our oversized bag of dirty clothes at a laundromat. It wasn’t because we had just finished a rough 3-week passage and the hamper was overflowing, or
BWS Turns 20| It is hard to believe that 20 years have passed since Rosie and I, with the help of our two sons Si and Tim, launched Blue Water Sailing. In April 1996, we rolled out the first edition. It was a 16 page, two color newsletter with three
16 Biewenga Offshore Doublehanding for the Distance by Bill Biewenga 24 Living Aboard San Blas Islands When you get a chance to visit the San Blas Islands, you take it by Diane Gorch 30 World Cruising Going With the Flow: Navigating the East Australia Current Funny how the beginning and
14 Bill Biewenga Island Bound 18 David Burch GRIB Viewers 22 Cruising Life Pacific Personalities The vast Pacific contains some of the most remote pockets of humanity on earth. In many of these places, one or two very special individuals are to be found. by Todd Duff 26 Living Aboard
Beginnings | Every fall, on both coasts of the U.S. and Canada and in Europe, sailors step onto their cruising boats, let loose the docking lines and point their boat’s bows south toward the sun. But, as sailors have long said, great voyages often have bad beginnings. Ours certainly did.
The meaning of 'performance' in modern, production monohulls continues to evolve and the Jeanneau 3600 is leading the way. (published November 2015) Back in September, before the Newport International Boat show, I got a text from my older son Simon Day. He was having lunch with friends at The Moorings