Expert Advice

Role Playing

by Sail Staff, Posted August 8, 2008
This month’s contributor is Tom Reinke, who sails a Flying Scot with his wife, Mary. They love leading bareboat charters and turning over the helm to the officer of the day. If you’re new to chartering—or if your friends are—you’ll find his organizational ideas helpful.

The primary objective of a charter is to have a good time, and that means different things to different people.


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Charter

Going Native In The Marquesas

by Sail Staff, Posted August 8, 2008
Will a tiki tattoo make a better fisherman? Only time will tell.By Duncan Gould

We didn’t clear in at the first island we visited in the Marquesas, which are part of French Polynesia. Unfortunately, the windwardmost and easiest to get to, Fatu Hiva, is not a port of entry—a port where new arrivals must declare themselves before proceeding anywhere else. Fortunately,


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Florida

Driving The Interstate ICW

by Sail Staff, Posted August 8, 2008
Unfavorable winds turn an offshore adventure into a sleepy crawl down the DitchBy Dave Baldwin

We emerged from the darkness of an overnight passage 10 miles off the North Carolina coast when Joe asked an ordinarily easy question: “Should we turn off the engines and sail?” The light breeze had finally clocked around so that it wasn’t hitting us on the nose and—having spent


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Charter Directory The Moorings is building a new charter village at the southern end of its Tortola, BVI, base at Wickham’s Cay II Marina in Road Town. Construction began last summer on the $10 million-plus expansion, which includes such amenities as a customer reception and lounge area, boutiques, a restaurant and bar, a spa and bathhouse, a conference facility, a briefing area, and oceanfront hotel suites. In
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Boat Reviews

Alerion Express 33

by Bill Springer, Posted August 8, 2008

Daysailers are back. They’re not the low-cost, first-step, “let’s learn to sail” boats of the 1970s, but instead are elegant, classic-looking upscale little yachts for experienced skippers who have steadily moved up to cruisers over the years and now seek something simpler. The Alerion Express 33 fills a gap in that company’s line of 20- to 38-foot daysailers.

 

 

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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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