Cruising

In a clash between the privatization and public access of waterfront property, Old Dominion Boat Club in Alexandria, Virginia, is battling the city’s attempt to acquire half an acre of its historic waterfront and turn it into a park.


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Small Cat, Big Ocean

by Igor Belay, Posted January 30, 2014

Picolé comes from Europe to Cape Town in a container, and my sailing partner, Beto Pandiani, and I arrive by plane. Back in 2008, Beto and I sailed an open sport catamaran from Spain to Australia in search of adventure and in the hopes of promoting clean energy.


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Let the Wind Do the Work

by Peter Nielsen, Posted January 20, 2014

The first time I tried to pick up a mooring singlehanded in a stiff breeze, I approached from dead downwind in the usual manner and stopped the boat with the pickup buoy right where I wanted it.


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When the customs officer in Bermuda asked for our next destination, I replied “the Azores,” just to keep things simple.


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The Perils of Bureaucracy

by Steve Dublin, Posted January 17, 2014

One of the more mundane aspects of bluewater cruising is having to clear in and out of all the foreign countries you visit. The task is often routine, but can sometimes be frustrating, perplexing or even hilarious. We have found this to be true on any number of occasions.


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