Stay in Touch

"Stay in Touch!" It's a common enough term, but one that takes on many places and is important to many people  (published November/December 2017)   As I write this, two days ago Hurricane Irma roared through Florida. Yesterday, September 11th, marked the anniversary of the attack on the World Trade

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Learn All About Catamaran Cruising from the Experts

  Beyond the Horizon Insights into Long Distance Cruising Adventures   March 9 – 11   Lowes Hotel, Annapolis, MD   Long distance cruisers from the U.S. will join a prominent offshore passage-maker from "across the pond" to share their "Insights into Long Distance Cruising Adventures," a two-day seminar for

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Land Ho!

The culture shock of life ashore  (published August 2017) Stepping from the marina parking lot onto the sidewalk, cars rushed by in a flash and I felt my heart start beating a bit faster. Rain pounded on the hard pavement, the stench of exhaust hung in the air and I

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January/February 2018

20 World Cruising Mahina Tiare Sails Into the Med From Liston on the Atlantic coast, they cruise to Gibraltar, the south of Spain and the Balearic Islands by John Neal 28 Cruising Life Rough Night to Havana Part 2... the author and two pals set off in his Catalina 31

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For the Love of Alaska

Achieving a cruising dream  (published June/July 2017) With our bright blue spinnaker poled out and full of wind, we sailed across the border between British Columbia and Alaska in perfect downwind style. Bathed in April sunshine, our family of four whooped and hollered at the occasion. It had been nearly

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OCTOBER 2017

26 Bluewater Adventure Sailing Sabbitcal Why I decided to sail around the world after college graduation by Haley Haltom 30 World Cruising Black Sands and Black Magic Vanuatu by sail by Heather Francis 38 Fitting Out 38 Ten Years After, What Worked, What Didn’t by Patrick Childress 42 Essential Upgrades

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Owning a Boat in a Charter Fleet

What are the pros and cons of owning a boat in a bareboat charter fleet?  (published May 2017) There is nothing quite like walking down a dock in some exotic location with your sea bag on your shoulder and climbing aboard your own boat with the name you gave it

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