St. Vincent to Grenada in Ten Days

Escape to the southern Caribbean with a one way charter  (published October 2016) Pressing your face against the cool glass window of a small plane, you peer out to see the brilliant blue water far below dotted with tiny patches of land. Tropical, exotic, sexy—all those lovely words come to

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A High Wind in Greece

Celador was spending the summer sailing in the Greek islands in the middle of the Aegean Sea. Little did we suspect that this cruise would include a lesson from weather school. Our topic: the meltemi  (published May 2016) The islands of the Cyclades group are roughly arranged in an elongated

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Close to Home Charters

Interesting, educational and fun places to charter around or near North America  (published March 2016) So you want a boating getaway but don’t want the travel headaches including long flights, currency issues, minimum charter time commitments and language barriers? That’s easy—just charter close to home. Whether you’re looking for small

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Caribbean Escape

This winter, escape the ice and snow by jetting south to the Caribbean for a week or two of charter.  There is nothing like a week or two in the sun and warmth of the Caribbean for chasing away the winter blues and restoring your spirit. The Caribbean has so

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Cruising the “Twelve”

The Dodecanese Islands of Greece  (published October 2015) We were cruising the Turkish coast for six weeks aboard Celador, a 41-foot Beneteau, and enjoying Turkish culture, history and food.  Offshore, islands floated in the haze. They were the Dodecanese, a string of twelve Greek islands lying close along the coast

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Sailing Schools and Community Sailing

Whether new to sailing or a boat owner, taking classes through a sailing school can ensure better and safer sailing for all  (published August 2015) SAILING ORGANIZATIONS Founded in 1897, US Sailing (at the time called the North American Yacht Racing Union) has a long history of training instructors and

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Boatbound

Boatbound is a 'pier to pier' renting service that connects boat owners with renters  (published August 2015) In the summer of 2012 Aaron Hall (founder and CEO of Boatbound) and his family were on vacation and trying to rent a boat, however the marina had no more boats available. “We

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Sailing Around the World One Charter at a Time

17 of the world's best places to charter can lead you on a round the world adventure  (published August 2015) For many of us, the point of the cruising life is to enjoy the world’s best and most interesting sailing areas. The ocean passages between them may offer challenges and

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Confessions of a Reluctant Voyager

An experienced sailor finds the inspiration and education he needs to fulfill his passagemaking dreams  (published March 2015) I’m no Magellan, Cook or Ericson. No Chichester, MacArthur or Knox-Johnston. Hardly. I’m a 60-year-old music producer/ad man with a voyage monkey on my back. I’ve read Slocum, Moitessier and the Pardeys.

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