Cruising

The History of the ICW

by Wally Moran, Posted October 29, 2014

Those who transit the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) often talk about the strange sense of history they feel while plying its waters. At anchor, whether in St. Mary’s or St. Augustine, they say they can’t help but think of those who have come before them: the tugs and barges, the pirates and looters, the sailors, the soldiers.


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Long-simmering disputes in Florida between waterfront residents and cruising sailors came to a head this past summer, with residents pushing for new regulations that would prohibit anchoring within 300 feet of residential property.


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Dinghy sailors will tell you there’s nothing quite like mastering lake sailing, where constant windshifts keep you on your toes, getting doused with spray is a welcome cool-down, and handling your boat just right, especially on the racecourse, is vital...


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Voice of Experience: A Wayward Gust

by Sergio Cosso, Posted September 25, 2014

My first boat was a poorly maintained Thompson 21 powerboat that broke down so often I decided to try sailing. After all, having wind as the motive power and an outboard kicker when that failed would, in theory, provide the redundancy to keep me out of trouble and my family safe. 


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Seventy years ago last June, 156,115 Allied troops under General Eisenhower, including 73,000 from the United States, stormed the beaches of Normandy to breach Hitler’s “Atlantic Wall.” 


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How to Save a Flipped Dinghy

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