Cruising Tips

For years I’ve been using a 3-gallon insecticide spray can as a portable pressure-water dispenser. You’ll find these in any hardware store.


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Columns

Voice of Experience: Shoal Water and Thunder Squalls

by Todd Erenstein, Posted February 3, 2014

I am a desert sailor. My wife, Noelle, and I live in New Mexico and normally sail the small inland lakes scattered around our very dry state. On arriving in Norfolk, Virginia, one sunny Thursday afternoon, we were looking very forward to sailing with our good friend Mike and his wife, Heather, on our first cruise on Chesapeake Bay. 


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Sails+Rigging

New England Ropes STS Rope

by Adam Cort, Posted January 31, 2014

When it comes to high-modulus rope, the fibers themselves are only part of the equation. Just as important, if you’re in search of the ultimate in performance, is the way those fibers are assembled.


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Cruising News

In a clash between the privatization and public access of waterfront property, Old Dominion Boat Club in Alexandria, Virginia, is battling the city’s attempt to acquire half an acre of its historic waterfront and turn it into a park.


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Books+Media

As sailors, we’re constantly calling upon our personal repertoire of knots. We master a few common ones and, sometimes, learn knots that are more advanced or serve a more specific purpose. For instance, suppose you need to secure your dinghy to the foredeck.


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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