Cruising

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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The Ballad of Kat Baloo

by Bob Burgess, Posted July 31, 2013

Fleecy cotton candy clouds were stacked high across the southern horizon that summer afternoon as my Hobie 16 catamaranKat Baloo, ghosted silently along the low-timbered shoreline, leading us closer to the shipping channel into the Gulf of Mexico.


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These 11 small-boat sailors share their stories to prove that bigger isn't always better, especially when it comes to sailing


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Readers Write on the Essence of Seamanship

by Sail Staff, Posted July 8, 2013

In our July 2013 issue, regular contributor Tom Cunliffe reflected on the essence of seamanship. We asked about your views on seamanship, and you answered. Here are a few reader-submitted takes on the essence of seamanship.


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For many people, sailing across the Atlantic falls into the same category as climbing Mt. Everest. Even among serious sailors, a transatlantic crossing is not something to be taken lightly. Not only is it logistically challenging, it’s weather-sensitive, resource-dependent and more than a little intimidating.

 

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