All Together Now

A family charter in the British Virgin Islands creates lasting memories and leaves the crew yearning for more  (published August 2014) Firmly wedged between the cockpit […]

Salty Dawg Rally Update

(published March 2014) As winter in the Caribbean rolls on, the 110-strong Salty Dawg fleet that sailed in company last November from Hampton, Va. to The […]

Sweet Spots on the Rio Dulce

Part II: Getting to one of the western Caribbean’s best hurricane holes  (published February 2014) Still hoping that it wasn’t a huge mistake to take the […]

Bar Exam

Part 1: Getting to one of the western Caribbean’s best hurricane holes can be an education in patience and seamanship  (published January 2014) Ninety minutes before […]

Salty Dawg Rally 2013

(published January 2014) The 2013 Salty Dawg Rally, which sailed from Hampton, VA to the Bitter End Yacht Club (BEYC), Virgin Gorda, B.V.I, wrapped up in […]

Fun with French

Learning a language while cruising can be a fun way to enhance your interactions with the locals  (published January 2014) Listen and then repeat: “Bonjour.” “Bon […]

Winter Charter Season Deals

How to get the best deals on your Caribbean charter vacation this winter  (published October 2013) The Caribbean is the world’s most popular place to charter […]

Which Island is the Best?

Experienced Caribbean Island hoppers answer an unexpected question  (published September 2013) Get a group of cruisers together and the word “best” will be mentioned frequently: the […]

12 Caribbean Charter Hot Spots

For great sailing, fun in the sun and musical beach-bar evenings, chartering in the Caribbean has no equal  (published August 2013) Bareboat chartering in the Caribbean […]