Cruising

SAIL Magazine's Editor Peter Nielsen offers an opinion on the matter of compulsory lifejacket use...


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According to Coast Guard statistics, the vast majority of drownings happen from boats less than 26 feet long, with solo boaters especially at risk. Isn’t it time for the United States to make lifejacket use mandatory aboard boats of this size or when boating solo? 


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Voice of Experience: The Less Difficult Sail

by Lambros Karrie, Posted May 6, 2014

About a mile east of the Saint Lucie shoal and about 15 miles from the entrance to Ft. Pierce, as John was negotiating a steep wave, we heard a sudden loud noise under our feet. John screamed “Take it, take it!” as the boat headed into the wave. The reefed genoa backed, and the boat came about and started heading in the opposite direction with the wind and waves on our port side.


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Hitchsailing Around the World

by Wynne Hedlesky, Posted April 29, 2014

In March of 2011 we hatched a plan: cast off and circumnavigate the globe under sail. There was just one problem. Although our plan was truly an epic one...


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Hobie was one of those true pioneers who brought sailing to the masses.

Rest easy, dude.


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How to Save a Flipped Dinghy

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