Technically the hurricane season is behind us. The reality is that while some of the devastation remains in some places, the weather will be idyllic in the Caribbean again this winter (published January/February 2018) It was a particularly rough fall for many of the islands in the Caribbean. Hurricanes mercilessly
Cruising sailor, yacht broker, surveyor and author Todd Duff was there and so was the Amel 53 Ocean Life that he used to live aboard (published Nov/Dec 2017) BWS: When you knew Irma was going to hit Tortola, what precautions did you take for your boat, your house and yourselves?
The numbers aren't all in yet, but we already know that one year does not necessarily make a trend (published Nov/Dec 2017) For many, the hurricane results of 2017 have been horrific. That is undeniable and a statement which should add caution to our actions in the future. Frantic TV
Tropical weather systems, and hurricanes in particular, have their own idiosyncrasies. Understanding them can help us deal with them more effectively. Misunderstanding them can be a disaster (published September 2016) It was 7:30 p.m on a Sunday evening. The phone rang. Lia Ditton, a woman with whom I have sailed
Hurricanes aren't as entertaining in real life as they may appear on TV (published September 2013) The warm September morning started out peacefully enough. As dawn approached, seawater was lapping up over the normally-dry parts of the low lying coastal land. Later in the morning, as everyone went on about
The 34-kt Rule and the Mariners' 1-2-3 Rule (published January 2013) The tragic sinking of the tall ship HMS Bounty and the loss of two lives on October 28, 2012 in the winds and seas of a very well-forecasted storm forced me to postpone my promised article on the pros