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 […]

Passing the Baton

Preparation will help you avoid emergencies and turn them instead into adventures. And the lessons learned through these experiences are worth sharing with others.  (published April […]

Beyond the Ditty Bag

Essential things every sailor should bring along when sailing on someone else’s boat  (published December 2014) By now, the contents of a sailor’s ditty bag have […]

Digging Deep

Simple anchoring etiquette makes everyone’s night on the hook happier ever after  (published October 2014) Sitting peacefully on anchor, it was impossible not to notice the […]

Rotary Currents

Learn the nuances of these currents to help in your coastal navigation  (published September 2014) Most tidal currents we deal with on inland waters are reversing […]

Learning the Ropes

Lines run here, there and everywhere on a sailboat. It’s worth knowing what their properties are and how best to use them.  (September 2014) A few […]

Get Experienced

Five offshore adventures that will build your blue water skills and may change your life  (published August 2014) There is no better way to build the […]