Cruising Most Commented

Nothing dispels winter’s gloom from the dyspeptic souls of Salish Sea cruising sailors like sunshine, blue skies and a juicy bit of gossip with your morning coffee. When the rite of spring commissioning comes around in the Pacific Northwest...


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Voice of Experience: Scary Sunset on Galveston Bay

by Paul Jensen, Posted May 15, 2014

A hot July day on Galveston Bay with partly cloudy skies and a southeasterly wind was ideal for a sail, a picnic and a swim. Sailing upwind to the remote Redfish Island and then the Houston Ship Channel was where the afternoon sail turned perilous…


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Viewpoint: 5 Lessons My Kids Learned from Cruising

by Owen Caddy, Posted May 7, 2014

When I asked my daughter, Tamsyn, 10, what she and her brother, Griffyn, 7, had learned while sailing aboard Madrona, our Tayana 37, she cited some obvious things, like becoming a better swimmer and learning about marine life by observing it firsthand...


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


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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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