Sailboat Cruising

Whether you’re looking for insights into the best cruising grounds of the East Coast, West Coast, Caribbean or Great Lakes, or the latest in tips and techniques for doing everything aboard from set the anchor to fix your engine, recover a man-overboard victim or trim your sails, our editors and contributors have the answers.

Photos courtesy of Andy Schell

Profiles

An Interview with Magnus Rassy

Magnus Rassy is the CEO of Hallberg-Rassy yachts in Sweden and the son of the venerable company’s founder. Hallberg-Rassy has a fascinating family history that Magnus is an integral part of. Andy Schell sat down with him aboard the flagship HR 64 in Sweden last year to talk about Magnus’ upbringing, his nine boats all Read More

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Opinion

VOE: An Unexpected Storm Tests Boat and Crew

Last August, my wife, Lily, and I took ownership of our 2011 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 409, Summerwind, in St Martin, and set sail toward her new home in Stuart, Florida. After lengthy stopovers in St Croix and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic—the latter to wait out Hurricane Otto—I was joined by my close friend Read More

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Opinion

Self-Inflicted Wounds— Keep a Good Medical Kit

When I was younger and more invincible I didn’t think much about medical emergencies on boats. The first time I headed offshore on a boat of my own it never occurred to me to assemble a medical kit, until a sailing buddy of mine, a doctor, asked about it just a few days before my Read More

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Profiles

An Interview with John Kretschmer

John Kretschmer is a professional sailor and writer who has logged more than 300,000 offshore sailing miles, including 20 transatlantic and two transpacific passages. He is the author of At the Mercy of the Sea, Flirting with Mermaids, and Cape Horn to Starboard, all seagoing classics. He teaches aspiring bluewater voyagers in seminars, lectures and training Read More

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Profiles

Eight Bells: Marine Photographer Robert Grieser

Robert Grieser, a legendary marine photographer, passed away on January 31 in San Diego, Calif., after a prolonged battle with illness. He was 70 years “young.” “Bobby G,” as he was known to all, grew up on the Chesapeake Bay loving the outdoor life. He was a photographer at the Washington Star newspaper in Washington, Read More

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Profiles

Jeff Hartjoy’s Solo Circumnavigation: Cape Horn—part 2

In Part 2 of our series, JEFF HARTJOY continues his quest to become the oldest American to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world. On board his 40 Baba 40 ketch Sailors Run, the intrepid 69-year-old sailor is now approaching Cape Horn… Day 20 — Dodging Squalls 24hr run: 151nm. Position: 32°00’S, 115°47’W. Wind: Read More

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Profiles

Liveaboard: Kyle Danielewicz

Over my family’s sailing years, I have enjoyed hundreds of potlucks, sun-downers, aperitifs, parties, morning coffees and afternoon drinks. Very often, I am pulled aside by one of the adults and vigorously interrogated on my opinions of cruising as a kid. Do you like cruising? How do you do homework? Will you sail again in Read More

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Sailboat Cruising

Cleaning up After a Hurricane

Last October, Hurricane Matthew left a trail of death, destruction and flooding between Haiti, Cuba, the Bahamas and most of the southeastern United States. It also damaged or destroyed thousands of boats, many of which had to be recovered by insurance companies in the days and weeks following Matthew.  BoatUS puts Matthew’s total cost at Read More

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Opinion

7 Lessons About Boating on My Own

Things I Learned This Past Week: 1: If your crew can’t make it, go anyway. I had scheduled to move my boat from Annapolis to DC where I’ll live aboard for the winter. My mentor was going to accompany me, but then life happened. After putting it off a few days, I decided to give Read More

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Destinations

Cruising Destinations: Northern Lights

When you’re sailing in the Aleutians, Kodiak, and Prince William Sound, common wisdom says you need to be out of the Gulf of Alaska by September first at the latest before the hurricane-force winds of autumn arrive. So, you could just head south to Mexico, escape the band of ice and snow, and set sail Read More

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