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
After a lightning strike, we had to replace all of our electronics-it was an eye opening task (published January/February 2018) A couple of years ago we were struck by lightning just as we were leaving West End, the Bahamas on our way north to our home port in Newport, RI.
BWS caught up with multihull experts Steven and Estelle Cockroft, who run the website www.catamaranguru.com, to discuss the pros and cons of owning a yacht in a charter fleet (published January/February 2018) You are one of the leading brokers in the multihull world, what got you to this point in
A hurried finish to a refit, a new captain and mate, an owner who wanted his catamaran out of New England in late November and in the Bahamas for the holidays: what could possibly go wrong? (published January/February 2018) Methodical and timely refits are the preferred way of getting things
Part One: An American and two Russians get their boat and themselves ready for the fateful cruise to Cuba (published November/December 2017) In the summer of 1958, my father and I had just finished watching the Miami Marlins defeat the Havana Sugar Kings in a Class AAA International League baseball
The new Bill Dixon design is a proper yacht that a couple could easily sail around the world (published March 2018) It was a beautiful autumn morning when I met up with the new owners of the Moody 54 that had been in the just finished Annapolis Sailboat Show. The
From Lisbon on the Atlantic coast, they cruise to Gibraltar, the south of Spain and the Balearic Islands (January/February 2018) Amanda and I had an excellent time in Cascais, Portugal, between Legs 4 & 5 with perfect weather for varnishing the toe rail and dodger trim for the first in
(January/February 2018) A long, long time ago, on a dock far, far away I had my first taste of solar cooking. It was Baja Mexico in Spring. The sun arched high into the cloudless sky every day and, while attempting to keep the cabin cool, we cooked almost all our
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