Destination Denmark

BWS travels to Denmark to meet with sailing industry leaders  (published February 2014) The September morning I landed at the Billund airport in the west of Denmark was clear and warm and the breeze was blowing the tops of the trees, which augured well for the afternoon of sailing we

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Menemsha, Martha’s Vineyard

41°24 N  70°37 W  (published December 2013) Martha’s Vineyard, which lies only a few miles off the southern coast of Cape Cod, Machusetts, is one of the most famous summer colonies in America. Presidents Clinton and Obama have both spent summer vacations there and many literary lions and lionesses, Broadway

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The 15-year Refit

Boats of a certain age will almost always be in need of a refit. here's how we are refitting our 15-year old 45 foot sloop  (published October 2013) Rosie and I, with our partners Tony and Judy Knowles, bought our Jeanneau 45.2 in the fall off 2010 with the intention

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Gulf Stream Gallop

The mighty stream showed its many moods on the passage from the Bahamas to Newport, R.I.  (published July 2013) The afternoon we got away from West End, Grand Bahama, after clearing customs and immigration, the thunderclouds began to build ominously just as we sailed into the steamy waters of the

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Bermuda to Newport the Long, Fast Way

An end run was the best route home for Waianiwa and her crew  (published May 2013) When Dean Matthews and I arrived in Bermuda to help our friend Chris Bouzaid deliver his 60-foot pilothouse sloop back to Newport, R.I., there was just one thing on our minds: the deep low

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To Have and To Hold

Replacing leaky holding tanks for much sweeter sailing  (published April 2012) The winter after Tony Knowles and I purchased a well-maintained 10-year-old Jeanneau 45.2, we dismantled the boat’s interior so we could inspect all of the systems, plumbing, wiring and tanks. We’d renamed the boat Lime’n—we be lime’n under da

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