Let’s not kid ourselves—the ICW transit can be a long, lonely and sometimes daunting slog. Commercial traffic, strong currents, shifting shoal spots and lifting bridges—help! That’s why we came up with the idea for a Snowbird Rally down the ICW, to help make the ICW an experience you’ll look back on with a grin on
An upset, an incredible comeback and what looks to be the crowning of a new champion: Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race may have been a short one, but there was certainly no lack of drama. First and foremost, the 647-mile sprint from Lisbon, Portugal, to Lorient, France, provided a kind of
There’s a right way to communicate via VHF radio—and many wrong ways. The reason for VHF protocol is to avoid ambiguity and ensure that messages are kept on point—your safety, and that of your crew, may depend on clear communication. So we’ve worked up this useful VHF protocol card, which you can print out, laminate (if
One of the best parts of arriving in a new port of call is the opportunity to go exploring—whether you’re looking for a place to get some food and drink, a secluded beach where you can kick back or somewhere to provision for the next leg of your journey. And what better way to do all that than by bicycle?
It would be easy to say that President Obama’s move to normalize relations with Cuba is what brought us there in our Island Packet 38. Truth is, six months before our visit we began planning our tour of the western Caribbean. The original route was Key West to Isla Mujeres, off Cancun, and then south
This past winter, SAIL magazine visited the West System Epoxies tech center in Bay City, Michigan, to learn some of the ins and out of epoxy use as the team of experts there set to work helping restore an old J/22