Rolex Fastnet Race 2015

On paper it looked like the 90th edition of the Fastnet Race was going to be a spectacular affair  (published November 2015) A record 356 boats […]

Safety At Sea Seminars

Safety depends on planning, preparation and practice-and the hard information you will learn at a sanctioned Safety at Sea seminar  (published May 2015) The 1979 Fastnet […]

The Right Decision

Flexible plans mean good seamanship and unexpected rewards  (published May 2015) Sailors setting out on long voyages rightly devote a lot of time and energy to […]

Dry Suits for Cruisers

What’s outthere in the realm of four weather gear for those looking to stay 100 percent dry?  (published April 2015) When sailors think of dry suits, […]

Daring the Dangerous Archipelago

Cruising the atolls of Tuamotu brings spectacular marine life and scenery, as well as fickle and potentially unfriendly passes  (published February 2015) Steve and I stood […]


The ocean is your parking lot  (published July 2012) For centuries, heaving-to has been the most reliable trick in a sailor’s arsenal for “parking” a sailboat […]

Medicine on Board

By the time you’re looking for your medical kit, it’s already too late to start getting prepared  (published July 2012) Racing around the world in the […]