Cruising

The 17-foot Old Town sailing canoe that we learned to sail in the 1970s was perfect for camping on the shores of the distant Bahamas. It was small enough for the two of us to lift in and out of the water, but still big enough to carry our camping gear, food, water, clothes and a typewriter. Granted, it did not have enough room to carry us as well. But that is another story.


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Gesturing toward an oil painting rich with painterly light, French maritime historian Daniel Charles declares, “Monet was an observant sailor, and the boat that we see here would have been the first he had seen that was rigged the new way. A painting such as this is not only art, it is a textbook.”


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Hurricane Sandy: Come Hell and High Water

by Kerry Pears, Posted August 5, 2013

The wind was howling, the tall, young trees outside the motel window roared as they whipped from side to side, and the sturdy building shook nervously. 


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No-mess Charcoal

by Peter Nielsen, Posted August 2, 2013

I’m a barbecue traditionalist; I love to grill on a charcoal fire. The problem on a boat is the mess attendant to keeping bags of charcoal onboard. 


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On May 8, 2013, Gerry Hughes, a Scottish schoolteacher who has been deaf since birth, sailed his Beneteau 42s7, Quest III, into Troon, Scotland, becoming the first deaf skipper to circumnavigate the globe singlehanded.


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