Cruising

How to Save a Flipped Dinghy

by Wally Moran, Posted December 10, 2014

As the silvery bubbles roiled past my eyes following an unexpected breaking wave, I remember thinking: just stay calm and you’ll float to the surface. No big deal here.


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Cruising: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

by Paul Franson, Posted December 9, 2014

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, isn’t just a destination for resort-based tourists. It’s also a great place for cruisers and an ideal base from which to explore the Pacific Coast of Mexico.


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What a difference 18 years can make. Entering the harbor at the picturesque town of Velas on the island of São Jorge in the Azores, I am remembering the last time I was here. “Disastrous” is a word that comes to mind. 


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During a recent conversation with retired Coast Guard rescue swimmer Mario Vittone, I asked for his take on safety equipment for sailing offshore, and he responded with an answer I’d never heard before. 


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Every year, nearly 50 cruising rallies take place around the globe. There are rallies that cross the Pacific, the Atlantic, the Gulf Stream and even the Indian Ocean, routes that circle the Baltic, the Delmarva Peninsula and the World.


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How to Save a Flipped Dinghy

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