Cruising

Reid Stowe said the first thing he hoped to do after getting ashore was take everything off his boat and pressure wash the interior. Lord knows it needed it. After 1,152 days at sea without once touching land, Stowe’s heavy 70-foot schooner Anne was in surprisingly good working condition. But cosmetically, it was a disaster.

 

I hopped aboard the morning of June 17


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Thousand Mile Sail

by Steve Coleman, Posted July 1, 2010
Boat owners who hire a delivery crew to move their yachts often escape the trials and tribulations that result. My recent voyage moving a friend’s boat south turned out to be just such an adventure.

David Tingle, Susan Mickelson and I set out for Stuart, Florida from Hinckley Yard in Melville, Rhode Island on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 aboard Pete Sloss’ Snowhalk. David, a master


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USCG Issues Safety Alert Concerning VHF’s with DSG

by Rebecca Fenton, Posted June 24, 2010
The U.S. Coast Guard issued a marine safety alert on some Digital Selective Calling (DSC)-equipped VHF marine radios that feature automatic channel switching. The feature may create an unintended hazard by automatically switching from a working channel that might be in use at the time to Channel 16 when the VHF marine radio receives a DSC distress alert, distress alert acknowledgement or other
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The Board of Governor's Cruise

by Ken Thorn, Posted June 24, 2010
On a Friday morning in May 1971, five men cast off the docking lines of their chartered Columbia 28, L’Amie, and set out to sail the Chesapeake. Little did they suspect they were beginning a tradition that would endure for the next 34 years.

The five men were the Board of Governors of the Cooper River Yacht Club. All were experienced skippers of small one-design racing sloops, but


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Point of Contact

by Tim Bartlett, Posted June 15, 2010
Radar has been around for more than 100 years and has progressed from being a scientific novelty to becoming the most versatile of marine electronics. You can use radar to find out where you are, to find your way into unfamiliar harbors, to dodge thunderstorms, or even to find fish by picking out flocks of feeding seabirds. By far its most important use it that for which it was first
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