Cruising

45 Years of Sailing

by Peter Nielsen, Posted March 2, 2015

On SAIL’s 45th anniversary, we look back at 45 inventions, developments and refinements that changed the way we sail. The year is 1970. Richard Nixon is in the White House. Men wear long sideburns, oversized sunglasses, medallions, velour shirts and platform shoes—


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Having accurate tide and current information is invaluable when planning your trip through shallow waters or anticipating tidal changes when setting your anchor. Many of the popular navigation apps include tides and currents.


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Voice of Experience: Staring into Oblivion

by Jerrad Kozloff, Posted February 9, 2015

One of the five most difficult passages in the world, worst in the Caribbean, impossible; this was almost all my wife, Josie, and I heard when we announced our plan to sail the 500 miles from Cartagena, Colombia, nonstop to the island of Bonaire.


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Wally’s Laws of Boating

by Wally Moran, Posted February 6, 2015

When Murphy’s Law just doesn’t cut it...

 

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The warnings are ubiquitous. On the plaque in the Tobermory distillery that declares: “Today’s rain is tomorrow’s whiskey.” 

 

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How to Save a Flipped Dinghy

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