Sailboat Cruising

Whether you’re looking for insights into the best cruising grounds of the East Coast, West Coast, Caribbean or Great Lakes, or the latest in tips and techniques for doing everything aboard from set the anchor to fix your engine, recover a man-overboard victim or trim your sails, our editors and contributors have the answers.

The author’s boat was named Star Cruiser before he renamed her Lunacy. It seemed a good idea at the time!

Opinion

Waterlines: Appellation Controlée

Naming a boat properly can be harder than you think A rose is a rose, it is said, and smells just as sweet by any other name. If only it were true of boats! In fact, it seems all too many boats these days have perfectly horrible names. This can be very dangerous, in that Read More

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Opinion

Voice of Experience: Men Overboard

The motorsail—more motor than sail—from Belhaven, North Carolina, back to my home port of Oriental had been rough. A late June storm brought overcast skies and gusting winds that meant constant sail trimming, and I was tiring as the day progressed. I was alone onboard Anticipation Too, my Hunter 420, my crew having left me Read More

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Bikes are a great asset for exploring a new port of call, but stowing them onboard can be difficult

Lifestyle

Bikes on Boats

One of the biggest dilemmas new cruisers face when leaving the dock is deciding what items make the final cut and come aboard the boat. When it comes to items like musical instruments, personal electronics and recreational equipment, we all have our own preferences. My wife, Tara, and I are both avid cyclists. We like Read More

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Lifestyle

Giving Back to the Sailing Community

There are many different ways we can give back to communities that are important to us as sailors. For Hank Schmitt of Offshore Passage Opportunities (OPO), it all began as a simple urge to help out a buddy he made soon after he arrived at the island of Dominica in the eastern Caribbean several years Read More

A delivery crew spotted this upturned racing trimaran in mid-Atlantic, five years after it capsized en route to France

Sailboat Cruising

Capsized Boats that Would Not Sink

At 0500 on the stormy morning of December 2, 2010, the Multi50 trimaran Region Aquitaine-Port Medoc, en route from Guadeloupe to France, was hit by a violent squall and capsized in mid-Atlantic, 1,000 miles from land. Skipper Lalou Rocayrol and his crew were soon rescued by a passing freighter and the boat was never seen Read More

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