Cruising News

I’ve always been fascinated by hurricanes. My father’s tales of the devastating effects of the hurricane of ’38, and the subsequent witnessing of these tropically born monsters hitting the Long Island coast have drawn me ever closer to their fury.

Halloween Haunts

by Meghan Dente, Posted October 28, 2011
With Halloween fast approaching, sailors across the nation are finding ways to combine the holiday with their love of the water. Here are a few family-friendly options that you may want to consider:   1. Haunted Ship Tours Forget haunted houses; let’s talk haunted ships. Many vessels become supernatural hotspots during the Halloween season, offering both guided tours
If you were thinking you’d run out of places to sail, think again. As of May 25, 2012 the inland waterways of Russia are now open to foreign-flagged vessels for recreational purposes.
Nearly three years after Rachel and Paul Chandler were taken hostage by Somali pirates, the couple is returning to sea aboard the same boat, Lynn Rival.
Franck Rabilier and Delphine Lechifflart lead no ordinary life. As liveaboard sailors and professional acrobats who use their sailboat as a stage, they are something of a modern-day traveling circus.
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...

Air and Water

by Adam Cort, Posted October 31, 2011
Most sailors only go aloft when necessary—either to do some kind of repair or maybe to get a better view while picking their way into a strange harbor. For French sailors Franck Rabilier and Delphine Lechifflart, though, messing about in their boat’s rigging is the most natural thing in the world. Currently partway through a circumnavigation, the two acrobats have staged dozens of performances at
Given the current state of the economy, it’s no wonder new boat sales are suffering. Buying a new sailboat is a considerable financial commitment that can be difficult to justify, but when you see the boat you really want, it’s hard to deny yourself!

Maybe it's Me

by Dennis Mullen, Posted December 6, 2012
Maybe it’s me, but I don’t get it.  It was Tuesday, October 23, 2012, and Tropical Storm Sandy was on her way to becoming a Category 1 hurricane.  Already tearing up Jamaica and parts of Cuba, NOAA was predicting Sandy’s path to continue north, straight up the east coast.
Even with the more recent rise of environmentalism, marine life is perishing after eating remnants of party trash from the sea. Wounded Nature—Working Veterans is an organization dedicated to stopping this problem at its source.
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