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Cruising the Channel Islands

by Abner Kingman, Posted June 15, 2010
We got a late start departing Ventura Harbor that Memorial Day weekend. Arriving at their Swan 40, Blue Moon, on Thursday, my hosts Mark and Christine Mohler discovered there was a problem with the shore-power main breaker. The Mohlers hadn’t been cruising for a couple of months, and now found their dead house batteries needed replacing.

We finally got underway late on the Friday


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The sun shone a milky white. Its weak rays were barely able to drive off the damp chill of the early afternoon as we made our way eastward in the Deer Isle Thorofare, a passage snaking between Deer Isle and the beautiful smaller islands of Merchant Row in Down East Maine. I carefully checked the chart against the red and green buoys marking the channel, mindful that straying off course could mean


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In a classroom on Captiva Island in Florida, six students gather around a white board and watch their instructor draw a diagram of the points of sail. The students range in age from 30 to 70 and hail from Ireland, South Africa, Texas and New York. As their minds take in the new information, a door opens behind them. “Hi, we’re Steve and Doris Colgate!” says a grinning Doris. “Just stopping by to
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Grilling Recipes

by Jan Irons, Posted June 10, 2010
GRILLED PIZZA ____________________________________________________

Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes including homemade crust!Prep Time: 2 hours, 15 minutesGrill Time: 15 minutesYield: 2 8-10” personal pizzasCrust:1 t. active dry yeast + 1/2


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Jerk Chicken Kabobs

by Jan Irons, Posted June 10, 2010
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes (including marinade time)Prep Time: 15 minutesMarinade Time: 2 hours plusGrill Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 6

What You'll Need:6 boneless skinless chicken breasts OR whatever chicken you have availableJerk Chicken Marinade – KC


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