Cruising News

World Cruising Club announced this week that Portsmouth, VA, will be the new home port for all WCC sailing rallies held on the East Coast of the USA, including the Caribbean 1500, the ARC Bahamas and the ARC Europe.
Dennis Mullen shares the top 50 things that cruising taught him while sailing the world on his catamaran, Different Drummer. Read what Dennis learned, and then write in with your own top 10 list.

Citizen Coastguards

by Meredith Laitos, Posted January 18, 2013
When a solo sailor lost his mast in a knockdown 270 miles offshore while sailing between New Zealand and Australia, Aussie air traffic controllers called on two commercial flights to lend a hand.
If current trends continue, Lakes Michigan and Huron will experience record low water levels this year—the shallowest since 1963. The two lakes, which are really one body of water connected by the Straits of Mackinac, are more than two feet below average levels.

2013 Sailing Resolutions

by Meredith Laitos, Posted December 12, 2012
We asked sailing celebrities what they’ve resolved to accomplish on the water in 2013. Here’s what they came up with...

Maybe it's Me

by Dennis Mullen, Posted December 6, 2012
Maybe it’s me, but I don’t get it.  It was Tuesday, October 23, 2012, and Tropical Storm Sandy was on her way to becoming a Category 1 hurricane.  Already tearing up Jamaica and parts of Cuba, NOAA was predicting Sandy’s path to continue north, straight up the east coast.
I’ve always been fascinated by hurricanes. My father’s tales of the devastating effects of the hurricane of ’38, and the subsequent witnessing of these tropically born monsters hitting the Long Island coast have drawn me ever closer to their fury.

What Causes a Sea Breeze

by Teresa Carey, Posted November 30, 2012
My first solo offshore passage began with sunshine, gentle breezes and easy sailing. But there was nothing gentle about my return to land at day’s end.
Shelley Ferguson knows too well that each day is an opportunity to appreciate life. When she had the chance to spend an August afternoon sailing on the 12-Meter, Valiant, in Nantucket, where her family resides, she didn’t hesitate.
Nearly three years after Rachel and Paul Chandler were taken hostage by Somali pirates, the couple is returning to sea aboard the same boat, Lynn Rival.
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