Sheet Lead

One of the easiest sail trimming mistakes to avoid is over-sheeting. Simply remember the phrase, “When in doubt, let it out.” Let the sheet out until […]

Great Heights

Exploring St. Pierre, Martinique from the ground up  (published July 2012) On a close reach in 15 to 18 knots, headed for the beach of St. […]

Coral Bay, St. John

18° 20′ N 64° 44′ W  (published June 2012) Though Cruz Bay on St. John’s west coast is considered the preferred anchorage for cruisers who want […]

Destination Maine

How to sail to Maine and back this summer  (published June 2012) Maine is one of America’s fabled cruising destinations, yet few East Coast and Caribbean […]

A Sailor’s Mecca

Maine’s slogan is right: this is truly the way life should be  (published June 2012) Ah! What pleasant visions haunt me As I gaze upon the […]

Terrific Tobago

Clean, green and serene, indeed  (published June 2012) I live on board Discovery V, a Bowman 57-foot cutter-rigged ketch, with my husband, Kirk, and 12-year-old twins, […]

Milos, Greece

36°41’N, 24°25’E  (published April 2012) Concluding our cruise of the Cyclades on the island of Milos, my husband and I did the usual Med moor to […]

Portobelo, Panama

9°33’N 79°39’W  (published March 2012) Mention Panama to a typical cruiser and they’ll usually think of the Panama Canal, the San Blas Islands or Bocas del […]

Cruising West Sumatra

The rewards of venturing off the beaten path  (published January 2012) The west coast of Sumatra remains somewhat of an enigma to those in the cruising […]

Getting to Know the Galapagos

A month relaxing and repairing in the islands of enchantment    (published January 2012) In early February 2011, the schooner One World left the beautiful, pristine Las […]