The Elegant, New Hylas 48

Hylas reboots the company with an elegant, raised-saloon, center-cockpit sloop that is a born passagemaker  (published November/December 2018) I’ve had the good fortune to sail Hylas yachts many miles, particularly the 54 that became the company’s most popular and successful model. The Hylas concept has always been to offer good,

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One More Last Time

Having made the passage from Newport to the Caribbean dozens of times, the author skippers a big Swan in the NARC one last time and reflects on the challenges and pleasures of the offshore passage  (published April 2018) Strong gusts threw short rollers into the marina pinning our Nautor Swan

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Cruising Guide to the Western Caribbean

For a change of pace, spend a winter cruising from Florida to the Western Caribbean and back. Here’s how  (published May 2018) For U.S. east coast cruisers looking to extend their cruising experience beyond the Bahamas, a Western Caribbean cruise offers an adventurous alternative to the more common Eastern Caribbean

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We Love Morocco

From Mallorca in Spain’s Balearic Islands, to Morocco and then the Canary Islands, the crew of Mahina Tiare had one adventure after the next  (published March 2018) As soon as our Leg 6 crew came aboard our Halberg-Rassy 46 Mahina Tiare, we departed La Lonja Marina Charter for lunch at

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The Maiden Voyage

Hong Kong to the Philippines in the ongoing saga of the new Kraken 66 White Dragon's maiden voyage from China to Gibraltar  (published March 2018) We were finally ready to leave Hong Kong on the Kraken 66 flagship White Dragon’s 18,000-mile voyage to Gibraltar. We were a couple of days

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Sailing to the Revolution: Part Two

It was 1958 when the Florman family sailed from Florida to Cuba and then Haiti and the Dominican Republic. In Part One, in March BWS, they visited Cuba just as the revolution was starting  (published April 2018) Our crossing of the 50-mile-wide Windward Passage between Cuba and Hispaniola provided us

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Sailing to the Revolution

Part One: Looking back at a family cruise that took them straight into the Cuban revolution  (published March 2018) Flying fish and flying spray were keeping my dad from lighting the cigarette he so fervently desired. “Nils Jr., can you please pass me up a lit cigarette?” he yelled down

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