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Sail Away - May 2006

by Sail Staff, Posted June 29, 2006

Summer in the Islands

If you’ve assumed that summer is a particularly sleepy time in the Caribbean, you’d be wrong. In an effort to attract tourists in the low season, many of the islands have come up with festivals, concerts, and other events; it’s a great way to get a taste of island life. It will take some Web browsing to find out what’s going on, or you can check
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I wasn’t that surprised when the jib car came off in my hand. I had gone forward on Joker, our chartered Beneteau Cyclades 50.5, because my crew wanted the headsail lead adjusted. The wind was light and although a three-foot jib track on a 50-foot boat wasn’t going to have that much impact...


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Chartering in Australia's Whitsundays

by vera cole, Posted March 27, 2014

I was enjoying a sunset cocktail on Tutu, our chartered Lagoon 380, when a flock of birds descended, hoping for a handout. They perched on the grill, the lifelines, anywhere they could find a foothold. 


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For sailors living in the northern United States, summer is the season to stay local and enjoy the precious few months of good weather. But every now and again, it’s good to branch out, book a flight and seek other adventures. 


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A Boat of Their Own

by Sian Davies, Posted October 22, 2013

Six women of a certain age set sail together. Will ditching their husbands be the making of them, or will it all end in girlie tears?

 

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