Northeast

Chesapeake Bay: A love story

by Wendy Costa, Posted June 8, 2009
Is it a love story when a widow and a widower fall in love—not with each other, but with the Chesapeake Bay? Two years ago, at the age of 55, I became a widow and got my U.S. Coast Guard license to operate a 50-ton vessel. Herb, 81, recently widowed, and once an expert sailor on Canada’s Georgian Bay, moved aboard Ticketoo II, a 34-foot Catalina, on the Chesapeake
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Everything Else Some sailors are born with saltwater rushing through their veins and an ironclad stomach that can weather the worst of blows. I, however, am not one of those sailors. While I like to think that my blood has more than its fair share of salinity, I’m a frequent visitor to the leeward rail in lumpy conditions. Until now, that is. While everybody’s body reacts differently to various medications – and
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Charter

Charter deals

by Sail Staff, Posted May 21, 2009
Sunsail was one of the pioneers of the flotilla style of chartering, and the company has some great deals going on its BVI flotillas through summer and in to the fall. You can get 20% off on select dates—call 1-800-797-5309 and mention SAIL Magazine—and also check out the “Sailing With Railey” flotilla, hosted by Olympic sailor Zach Railey, from 6-13 November.

Caribbean not exotic enough


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Boatworks

See Dog

by Gordon West, Posted May 20, 2009
Jack Hammond of North Carolina, asks:

"Reception was good on my analog TV using a Shakespeare SeaWatch 2025 amplified omni-directional masthead antenna. But I’ve been told the new digital converter box won’t work with this antenna and that I should get a new TV. Is this right?"

Gordon West replies:

The antenna is fine but make sure the converter


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Boat Reviews

Rustler 24

by Peter Nielsen, Posted May 20, 2009
If you’ve never heard of Rustler Yachts, well, that’s not surprising. It’s a respected British company that produces small numbers of rugged, well-built cruising boats, and they’ve never before had a distributor on this side of the Atlantic. I’ve sailed both the Rustlers 36 and 42 and enjoyed them very much. The 42 is a fast cruiser in the modern idiom, with a tall rig, deep
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