Profiles

Sailing in Home Waters

by Contributing Writers, Posted August 26, 2014

Admit it: there’s something unbeatable about sailing in your home waters. You know every tidal pattern, every obscured rock and every fluky habit of the wind. You could navigate with your eyes closed, though you’d never close your eyes, for fear of missing out on the scenery.


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