Cruising

Extrasensory Perceptions

by David W. Shaw, Posted September 28, 2011

The night sky over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel flashed white with lightning, like a silent artillery barrage. The storms were so far up the bay the sound of the thunder never reached Sonata, the 1981 Pearson 36 cutter...


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Passage Aborted

by Michael Reindorp, Posted September 26, 2011
June 28, 2010, dawned cool with rain and light wind from the northeast. We had slept aboard my 1972 Bristol 34, Starling, after spending the previous two days provisioning and making final preparations for our big cruise south. Our plans had developed over the two years since I first purchased Starling in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was well equipped for offshore cruising and had proven seaworthy
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SAIL Magazine Rewind: Little Jonah and the Hurricane

by Douglas Jones, Posted September 21, 2011
This story was originally published in the August 1995 issue of
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Tripping the ARC Fantastic

by Charles J. Doane, Posted September 14, 2011
Editor’s Note: The 2011 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) is set to start on November 20 from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands and will conclude in the West Indies at Rodney Bay on St. Lucia. This year 254 boats have signed up to join. of 32 are multihulls, a record for the event. The World Cruising Club, which runs the ARC, claims this year’s rally will be the “largest
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Up North Adventure

by Adam Cort, Posted September 12, 2011

For years I’ve been sailing past the mouth of Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay, both as a merchant sailor and in a number of Chicago-Mackinac races, without paying it much attention. It always struck me as little body of water of no great account. How wrong I was!


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How to Save a Flipped Dinghy

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