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 […]

I See a Miracle

Why don’t sailors sail anymore?  (published March 2012) Nassau, 0900 hours. After picking up Curt Hewett, who will help me during the offshore passage to North […]


The crossroads of the Mediterranean  (published January 2012) It’s hard to cruise the Mediterranean and miss Malta, an island literally at the crossroads of Europe and […]

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 […]

Bermuda and Beyond

Getting from the East Coast ato Bermuda can present a road full of potholes It’s another Bermuda Race year. That, however, is just one of the […]

An Act of God

The doubled-up wave on the quarter immediately spun the 50-footer’s stern down and the bow up to weather. But, the worst was to follow… I met […]