Cruising Guide to the Apostle Islands

The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore offers visitors the chance to explore sea caves, tour lighthouses, hike, camp and cruise around 21 islands in the northern portion […]

Never Without Bread

A foolproof recipe to keep your crew fed at sea or to share at that next beach-side potluck  (published August 2014) As a bit of a […]

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 […]

The Snubber

A simple piece of cruising equipment with a big job  (published September 2013) It was around 3 a.m. and I awoke to a building breeze pushing […]

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 […]

Fishing Bay, Orcas Island

In the San Juan Islands, unplanned anchorages can often be the best  48° 41.5′ N 122° 54.4′ W     (published July 2013) Go cruising and you usually […]

Small Boat, Big Lake

When two brothers venture out on Lake Michigan, the destination doesn’t really matter  (published July 2013) “Make sure you’re back by next Thursday at 6:30 for […]

Shake Down South

A cruising family gets reacquainted with the liveaboard lifestyle on an East Coast run  (published September 2012) The dream part of every cruise is exhilarating sailing […]