by Meghan Dente, Posted November 6, 2011Out of 500 organizations, nine were chosen as US Sailing's Top Community Sailing Centers of 2011. Here's a look at the winners.
by Sarah Eberspacher, Posted October 31, 2011The sailors of old may have filled their free time with activities like scrimshaw and fancy knot work. But during a recent yearlong cruise with her family, 8-year-old Emily Ehlers (now 12) stayed busy creating a new card game, which is now being marketed under the name “Mermaid Beach.” A native of Portland, Oregon, Emily, her parents and two brothers sailed their 42-foot Pearson 424,
by Douglas Jones, Posted September 21, 2011This story was originally published in the August 1995 issue of
by Robbert Das, Posted June 17, 2011Originally published in the February 2009 issueNo one really knows what inspired Harry Young, a 38-year-old British sailor who’d been staying in New York, to sail solo across the Atlantic. It’s also not clear why he made the passage in a small boat he’d designed and built himself and hadn’t bothered to name, though some think Young had been up to some mischief in New York and
by Alanna Byrne, Posted May 1, 2011Before the winter of 2010, Abi Campbell and JB Sample were two high school students looking for a change of scenery. JB sailed 420s growing up in Concord, Massachusetts. Abi had no sailing experience, though she was raised in North Haven, Maine, close to where her father once crewed aboard windjammers. The two had never met, but they shared an itch for adventure and a love for the water that
by Sail Staff, Posted April 20, 2011The Freedom of Sail is not strained; it flows freely in matching degrees to the skill and passion of the hand that seeks it. It is as available to the everyday sailor as to the Olympic medalist—as rewarding to the Opti beginner as to the veteran around-the-world singlehander. Its art consists of bending and blending the power of wind and wave to extract forward motion from often-contrary