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 […]

Code Zero: Some Gain!

How upgrading our sails and sail handling systems means we get to spend more time actually sailing  (published June 2014) As we finish the complete restoration […]

Antarctica On Our Own

The steps a sailor took to fulfill a dream  (published June 2014) The plan to make an expedition to Antarctica started brewing in January, 2008, when […]

AIS for Cruisers

(published May 2014) The Universal Shipborne Automatic Identification System (AIS) that was put into action in 2002 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), mandated that commercial […]

Spring Safety Checks

Commissioning for the upcoming season is the perfect time to inspect your boat’s safety equipment  (published April 2014) As springtime rolls around and we start to […]