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 […]

Knowledge is Freedom

How upper-level cruising courses can take your passagemaking skills to new distances  (published August 2014) Somewhere between Tortola and St. Martin I sat on the leeward […]

Florida to the Caribbean

An experienced delivery skipper shares tips on his route to paradise  (published July 2014) Ah, the Lesser Antilles, irresistible as a Siren’s song. Every year these […]