Cruising

A new Alpha 42 catamaran, Be Good Too,  loses steering 300 miles offshore during a mid-winter delivery. Did the crew do all they could to save her? Read SAIL's Cuising Editor, Charles Doane, account of the experience.


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When you dream about sailing off to far-flung destinations, do you picture tropical islands, palm trees nodding in a balmy trade wind, clouds brilliant white against an azure sky?


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Great Inagua Island

by Ellen Massey Leonard, Posted April 15, 2014

 

Despite its accessible location in the northwestern Caribbean, Great Inagua, the southernmost island of the Bahamas, feels distant and isolated. Morton Salt Company owns about half of the land, and employs most of the inhabitants of Matthew Town, the island’s lone village. The other half of Great Inagua is a national park centered around Lake Windsor.



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Voice of Experience: Race Interrupted

by Tim Turner, Posted April 15, 2014

As I tried to drop the mainsail on my Laguna 26 Sailvation in the midst of a howling hailstorm, I remembered the story of Ulysses being lashed to his mast.


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A stormy Bay of Biscay, equally lousy weather in the trades, a broken autopilot and damaged steering: none of this was enough to stop Austrian sailor Harald Sedlacek, who arrived at Palm Beach, Florida, on April 13 aboard...


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How to Save a Flipped Dinghy

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