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Journey Through the Northwest Passage: Haida Gwaii

We have about 6,000 nautical miles to cover in something less than four months. That’s going to require sailing an average of 71 nautical miles a …

Alaska

Southwest Florida Yachts Inc.

Southwest Florida offers some of the finest and most varied cruising anywhere. From remote islands to plush resorts, from sugar sand beaches and …

Florida

The Different Types of Thrusters and How they Work

How do Bow & Stern thrusters work?<p>In simplest terms, thrusters are designed with propellers facing in a sideways direction so when they are turned …

Sailing

Cruise Abaco

Boats & Rates<p>Jeanneau monohulls<br>• Fountaine Pajot catamarans<br>• Power catamarans<p><b>Charter Types:​</b> Captained & Bareboat Charters, ASA Sailing School <b><br>Boat …

Sailing

Regatta Time in Abaco

"Are you racing" says one sailor to another at the after race party. "Oh no, I am only here for the party" is the response, as he steps up to the bar …

Sailing

HH66 Catamaran Review

Over the years I’ve enjoyed some pretty special moments under sail: steering a big sloop downwind in the Pacific trades en route to Hawaii, crossing …

Sailing

New Sails for a Multihull

It was about midnight, and we were barreling along on a close reach through boisterous seas in a gusty 20-knot breeze. I was on watch aboard a Saba …

Sailing

HH55 Catamaran Review

If you truly loved catamarans, if money were no object, if you wanted high performance but also wished for a boat that you could actually sail as a …

Sailing

Upgrade Your Sailboat's Galley

The galley we inherited when we bought our Down East 45 schooner, Britannia, was both old (circa 1977) and old-fashioned. The stove was rusty, and …

Home Improvement

Journey Through the Northwest Passage: The Inside Passage

This is my 5th trip along the inside passage, the stretch of mostly protected water that weaves and wanders along the west coast of British Columbia …

Sailing

Journey Through the Northwest Passage: Introduction

I’m crouched awkwardly under the table, stacking cans of beans 3-high in the bilge, counting as I go. 46, 47, 48…I’m hoping all 60 will fit in this …

Sailing

SailTime Announces Strategic Marketing Partnership with Jeanneau

SailTime, which has bases around the United States and Australia, announced on June 25, 2018, a new strategic marketing partnership with Jeanneau, a …

Sailboats

Lagoon 50 Catamaran Review

At a press event during the Miami International Boat Show last winter, the Lagoon 50 was described by a company spokeswoman as being “the most …

Sailing

South Pacific Stories and Fiction

The South Indian Ocean and the South Atlantic Ocean. For most sailors and nonsailors, these two place names conjure nothing more than spots that can …

Literature

Lagoon 40 Catamaran Review

Conditions in Miami’s Government Cut were nearly perfect for testing the new Lagoon 40’s waterproof hatches. With a stiff onshore wind blowing …

Sailing

Engine Cooling System Maintenance

Unlike that of an ­automobile, via a closed cooling system and a heat exchanger, your boat’s diesel engine transfers its waste heat from coolant to …

Home Improvement

Changes in the Gulf Stream

Crossing the Gulf Stream is a rite of passage for many East Coast offshore sailors. I’ll never forget my first time. The Stream seems to generate its …

Global Warming

Sailing to Mexico with the Baja Ha-Ha

It was still quite dark when I heard one outboard and then another start. <i>Meriwether</i> had been adrift on calm seas for the past couple of hours, and …

Sailing

Learning to Sail in the Mediterranean Sea

Overhead the sky still swirled with torn gray clouds, while below, a decaying leftover chop lapped at the hull as our three-cylinder diesel ticked …

Sailing

10 Times Around the World Alone

Walking down the dock at Sydney’s Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, I nervously approached the pale-blue yacht, noting its pronounced tumblehome that …

Sailing

New Rules for Sailing to Cuba

The more things change, the more they remain the same. Regulations for ­Americans sailing to Cuba have changed in recent months, although, contrary …

Cuba

Sailing Expedition To Cuba

"So, what do you guys want to listen to?” asked our new friend, Cuban artist Solé.<p>“I don’t know, maybe something local?” replied Mark.<p>“How about …

Cuba

Controlling Your Sails On A Catamaran

In monohull sailing, when you leave too much sail up in a building breeze the signs are clear: The rail is ­underwater, the dishes are on the floor, …

App of the Month: FastSeas Weather Routing

It’s the question of the ages: Should I stay, or should I go? To offer a bit of clarity into this, at least as far as passage planning goes, is …

7 Affordable Low-Bandwidth Satellite Systems For Offshore Sailing

I’m lucky to have a wife who is incredibly sympathetic to my sailing and writing habits, but I knew I was pushing it when I announced a last-minute …

Seawind 1260 Catamaran Review

If Goldilocks were in the market for a cruising catamaran, I’d advise her to check out the new Seawind 1260. At 41 feet length overall, it’s big …

Sailing Across The Atlantic In A Catamaran

Monohull or ­multihull? Have you ever gone back and forth pondering the pros and cons of cruising on each? We certainly have, so when my husband, …

Cruisers' Workshop 2018

Cruisers’ Workshops provide attendees with a turbo-charged learning environment, in a marine industry setting. Led by ABYC Master Technician, …

An Eventful Sail to Panama

I confess to having the wrong ­perspective when it comes to the city of Colón, Panama, at the ­Caribbean mouth of the Panama Canal. I see it as the …

Stovetop Nachos

While cruising on <i>Sasha</i>, our Island Packet 40, my husband, Radd, and I always welcome guests. We were in the Bahamas, having made our fourth crossing …