A School with a View

Ever wonder if sailing school is for you? Here’s what it’s like to spend a week in hands-on training where teachable moments come hard and fast (Published August 2016) We really only had one shot at the next move. On the wheel, Doug brought us head to wind as Yi

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Exploring Guatemala

Every once in awhile, the cruising life hands you very special moments (Published August 2016) THE RIO CHOCÓN MACHACASseem to have those special moments with Bram Van Dijk on his Hughes Columbia 40, Donna Dee. I had just crossed the Atlantic as crew on another boat and still found that

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Transat Bakerly

[caption id="attachment_9856" align="alignleft" width="499"] NEW YORK, NY - MAY 10: Francois Gabart on board his MACIF ‘Ultim’ 105ft trimaran, shown here celebrating after winning the 'Transat Bakerley' solo transatlantic yacht race. The yachtsman set a new world record for the solo transatlantic crossing in 8 days, 8 hours 54 minutes

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Hanse 315

Hanse's new addition is small but mighty  (published June 2016) Hanse Yachts builds big impressive boats. The German manufacturer’s 67-foot flagship recently splashed in Europe and it is a muscle-bound speedster. But sometimes, it takes extra know-how to build small rather than big and the Germans have gotten it right

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41 Years Ago the Edmund Fitzgerald Sank on Lake Superior

The Fitzgerald sank on the evening of Nov. 10, 1975 during a particularly rough storm on Lake Superior. There are no survivors or witnesses to the shipwreck. According to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, the Fitzgerald's Captain Ernest McSorely reported problems around 3:30 p.m. that afternoon in a radio message

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