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When you dream about sailing off to far-flung destinations, do you picture tropical islands, palm trees nodding in a balmy trade wind, clouds brilliant white against an azure sky?


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Great Inagua Island

by Ellen Massey Leonard, Posted April 15, 2014

 

Despite its accessible location in the northwestern Caribbean, Great Inagua, the southernmost island of the Bahamas, feels distant and isolated. Morton Salt Company owns about half of the land, and employs most of the inhabitants of Matthew Town, the island’s lone village. The other half of Great Inagua is a national park centered around Lake Windsor.



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A stormy Bay of Biscay, equally lousy weather in the trades, a broken autopilot and damaged steering: none of this was enough to stop Austrian sailor Harald Sedlacek, who arrived at Palm Beach, Florida, on April 13 aboard...


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Into the Mystic

by Paul VanDevelder, Posted April 10, 2014

It probably started as an impulse gone wild, coaxed from my inner recesses by all that blue water, an empty wine bottle and the star-strewn lassitude of a midnight watch. 


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Reversible Weather Cloth

by Tor Pinney, Posted April 9, 2014

When sailing in rough weather, cresting waves can send buckets of seawater flying into a cockpit.


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