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A Legendary Ship's Final Hours Battling Sandy

As Hurricane Sandy approached the East Coast in late October, Captain Robin Walbridge wanted to save his ship, the legendary Bounty. He set out to …

Testing iPad charts

We’ve been testing iPad charts and navigation software. There are now a lot of programs for the iPad and other tablets – Navionics, Transas iSailor, …

Best Features Of An Offshore Blue Water Sail Boat - The Interior | Sailing, Simplicity, and the Pursuit of Happiness

In this post I want to talk about a few below deck features we really liked about our former boats — <i>Elizabeth</i>, a Bristol Channel Cutter 28 and <i>Daphne</i>, …


How to choose a Caribbean island

The dozens of islands scattered across the Caribbean are a remarkably diverse lot. Pulsing Jamaica has little in common with group-filled Aruba, and even islands in plain sight of each other like St Kitts and Nevis are vastly different not just in appearance but in what they offer visitors.<p>So for …


Remote South Pacific islands you can visit (without a sailboat)

Have you ever wanted to get way, way - and perhaps even one extra 'way' - off the beaten path? The vast Pacific ocean presents no shortage of opportunities for those seeking isolation. If you don't know your aft from your starboard, these five island nations are about as far as you can go - no …