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Sail Away - December 2006

by Sail Staff, Posted March 5, 2007

New Boats to Try

One of the pleasant aspects of chartering is the opportunity to give new and different boats and/or gear an extended test-sail. If you’re a lifelong monohull sailor, you can give a catamaran a week’s workout to see if sailing on two hulls is a good fit for your future sailing plans; if you wonder how the very latest modern conveniences might enhance
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Sail Away - January 2007

by Sail Staff, Posted March 5, 2007

Role Playing

This month’s contributor is Tom Reinke, who sails a Flying Scot with his wife, Mary. They love leading bareboat charters and turning over the helm to the officer of the day. If you’re new to chartering—or if your friends are—you’ll find his organizational ideas helpful.

The primary objective of a charter is to have a good time, and that means different things


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Sail Away Archive

by Sail Staff, Posted March 5, 2007
2007Charter News from Annapolis (December 2007)Charting a Charter (November 2007)New Digs for The Moorings in Tortola (September 2007)Shopping List (August 2007)Charter Insurance (July
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Superior Sailing

by Sail Staff, Posted September 22, 2006
Just as we were about to ease into a quiet evening at anchor in Presque Isle Bay, on the south side of Wisconsin’s Stockton Island, the crowd rushed in. The procession of cruising sailboats resembled a busy airport with planes lined up miles to leeward of the main runway. We watched as the cruisers came from all over the Apostle Islands and dropped into formation, motoring one by one into the
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Sail Away - November 2006

by Sail Staff, Posted September 22, 2006

Travel Smarts

We’ve heard some sad tales from a number of reader/charterers who had troubles getting themselves and their luggage to the desired destination in the Caribbean. There’s no way to solve their problems retroactively, of course, but there are ways to prevent them in the future. I talked with Judy Shapiro, an agent with Caribbean Travel (800-327-5540) for
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