Cruising

Reflections

by Sail Staff, Posted October 23, 2007
By Gill Vance

Sundowners on the aft deck, not a worry in the world, one day blends into the next, and there are no more worries for the rest of your days. Sometimes cruising was just like that, and at other times there were storms, loneliness, boredom, and the horrors of the deep to contend with. Travel with me now as I reminisce, and you decide

When we first began cruising


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Expert Advice

5 Essential Travel Tips

by Sail Staff, Posted October 23, 2007
I somehow got on the distribution list for Magellan's newsletter—Magellan's is a catalogue and online seller of travel-related items—and (surprise!) find that its travel advice is often useful. If you're planning a charter outside the U.S., take note of these suggestions for using ATMs rather than traveler's checks (this seems to be the way things are going).
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The Long Haul

by Sail Staff, Posted October 23, 2007
Friday, October 26: Now catching up on rest, sleep, and the feel of what it's like to walk around on an unmoving surface: American Clay Burkhalter, 12th finisher in the Transat 6.50. Clay even shaved for the arrival in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil at the end of the 4,200-mile Atlantic crossing in a 21-foot boat.

After Clay's finish on Thursday, his shore team at
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Profiles

Full-throttle Ahead: Sailing Legend Joins Team Ericson

by Sail Staff, Posted October 22, 2007
The 2008–09 Volvo Ocean Race is still more than 11 months out, but teams are gearing up for the world’s most brutal fully crewed ocean showdown. Ericsson Racing Team recently announced that Brazilian sailing legend Torben Grael will be skippering one of their two boats. Grael is replacing American John Kostecki in this role, as Kostecki had to step down because of to family obligations. Grael,
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Destinations

Antigua and Barbuda

by Sail Staff, Posted October 20, 2007
I'd not been back to Antigua since I left in 1994. After graduating from college and spending three years skiing and surfing, I set off to see the world as a paid deck hand. My first gig was a delivery from subfreezing Newport, Rhode Island, to balmy English Harbour aboard a Swan 65. I had no money, nor a place to stay once we arrived, but how hard could it be, I thought, to find a job on one of
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