Cruising

Whales and Sails

by Rachel Kashdan, Posted January 23, 2015

Although there’s nothing quite like spotting a whale at sea to make a sailor’s day, the relationship between whales and sailors has long been a checkered one, to say the least.


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SAIL Magazine's Essential Sailing Knot: Stopper Knots

by SAIL Editors, Posted January 15, 2015


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Since its founding in 2006, the shoe company TOMS has been consistently popular, and noteworthy—the company’s famous one-for-one program, which matches each purchase with a pair of donated shoes, has now provided footwear to more than 10 million underprivileged children. In 2011, the company added TOMS Eyewear, which also follows a one-for-one program and provides eyewear to treat visual impairment in 13 countries worldwide.


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Iguana in Exumas

by Tor Pinney, Posted January 14, 2015

The outlying Bahamas islands of the Allens Cay group offer a pristine, almost landlocked anchorage for yachts transiting between the Exumas and points west and north. One of them, Leaf Cay, is also the last refuge of the endangered Allens Cay Rock Iguanas


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Central America Cruising

by Mike and Robin Stout, Posted January 12, 2015

Cruisers call it the “forgotten coast,” both because it’s off the beaten track that leads to the islands of the South Pacific and because coastal cruisers rarely make it further south than Mexico. For many, the Pacific coast of Central America conjures up visions of corrupt governments and guerilla warfare, but for others it means palm trees and pristine beaches.


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How to Save a Flipped Dinghy

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