Cruising Grounds

Sailors love to talk about their “bucket lists” and dream of the day they’ll visit the azure waters of Croatia, the caves of Tahiti, the fjords of Patagonia.


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Racing News

The 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race has not only been attracting more participants, it has also become more interesting for sailing fans in the United States.


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Columns

There's more than one way to skin a cat


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Cruising Grounds

1,000 Miles around Nova Scotia

by Robert Dunbar, Posted February 7, 2014

For three full summers I sailed the waters of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick aboard my little CL16 dinghy, Celtic Kiss, a Canadian variant of the UK’s famed 16-foot Wayfarer.


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Cruising Tips

Anti Chain-Pyramid Rod

by Tor Pinney, Posted February 7, 2014

Like most long-range cruisers I carry a lot of anchor chain, but I was having a problem with pyramids in my chain locker. When weighing anchor my chain piled up beneath its deck pipe, sometimes reaching up high enough to block it, so that the chain being fed in would suddenly jam the windlass gypsy. 


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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