by Steve Henkind, Posted November 20, 2008The Gulf Stream: Tiny Plankton, Giant Bluefin, and the Amazing Story of the Powerful River in the AtlanticWhat do Portuguese men-of-war, pirates, Benjamin Franklin, and Ernest Hemingway have in common? They are all closely associated with the Gulf Stream.In this wonderful book, Stan Ulanski ties together many facets of this great river in the sea, including its
by Sail Staff, Posted January 12, 2010"Going places in your own sailboat is one of the greatest travel experiences you can have. And you don't need to go all the way to French Polynesia to experience the thrill of discovery that sailing offers. Simply exploring secluded coves in an inland lake can be an adventure that you and your family will never forget," writes Brian Gilbert in his new book The Complete Trailer
by Sarah Eberspacher, Posted July 6, 2011Lin and Larry Pardey have long been fixtures in the sailing world, thanks to their many instructional cruising videos and DVDs, and Lin’s 11 books about the couple’s life afloat.Lin’s most recent work, Bull Canyon: A Boatbuilder, a Writer and other Wildlife, breaks with this tradition by addressing the time they moved to an isolated California canyon 60 miles inland to build their
by Sail Staff, Posted November 20, 2008I well remember watching, at the age of 11, lone sailor Francis Chichester sail into Plymouth, England, at the end of his solo circumnavigation. In the weeks and months before, we had seen the story unfold on our TV screen and marveled that one man could sail what I then considered to be an enormous boat singlehanded. Upon stepping ashore Chichester was knighted by the queen, and later his boat
by Adam Cort, Posted June 5, 2013I’ve always thought people who took their dogs long-distance cruising were more than a little crazy. But after reading Peter Muilenburg’s A Sea Dog’s Tale: The True Story of a Small Dog on a Big Ocean, I’m no longer so sure.
by Elizabeth Wrightson, Posted October 21, 2008DJ-turned-author Michael Buckley has hosted his popular Sunday-morning program, Voices of the Chesapeake Bay, on the Annapolis, Maryland, radio station WRNR for the past seven years. His interviews with a steady stream of Chesapeake locals and authorities on the bay amount to an oral history of the area, with authorities ranging from paleontologists to a former governor and numerous