Cruising

Heavy Weather Strategies When Sailing a Catamaran

by Peter Johnstone, Posted July 30, 2014
By their nature, larger catamarans are exceptionally safe offshore. It is not unusual to sail through mildly uncomfortable conditions, such as a gale, only to arrive in port and hear sailors on keelboats talk of “surviving” horrendous weather. A large modern catamaran has plenty of buoyancy and exceptional roll inertia.

Sailing the Potomac River

by Dennis Mullen, Posted November 17, 2014
Put your shoes on, Captain. And button your shirt.” These were the first words I heard when we stepped ashore at the dinghy dock in Washington, D.C., on the Fourth of July, 2012. It was 104 degrees...

Interior Design in a Boat Doesn't Have to be Nautical

by Cindy Wallach, Posted April 21, 2014
Just Say No to “Nautical” And other interior design tricks to transform your multihull into a more livable space.

Sail-camping on a Hobie 16

by Robert F. Burgess, Posted June 19, 2014
In the Florida Panhandle, Robert Burgess and his friend Doug decided to try a tricky weekend sail into a part of St. Andrew Bay, near Panama City, where sailboats never go.
Each fall, many East Coast sailors make the pilgrimage south to warmer waters along one of two well-known paths: offshore direct to the islands, or inshore via the Intracoastal Waterway. 

Yvan Bourgnon Solo Sailing a Catamaran Around the World

by Liesbet Collaert, Posted September 18, 2014
“Why don’t we find out?” I volunteered. Having a little chat with strangers while sailing can be entertaining, so I picked up the VHF and in my best French asked who was trying to call us.
Six charter destinations that are great for exploring on two hulls
  In the archipelago, between St. Vincent and Grenada—there are approximately 600 islands and islets in total. Both St. Vincent and Grenada are home to charter operations so you can approach the vacation from either end...
When these sailors decided to take on the world, multihulls were their boats of choice. We talked to them about moving aboard, living on board and experiencing fascinating things along the way

How to Turn Your Cat into a Gym

by Mike and Rebecca Sweeney, Posted May 23, 2014
Before we started sailing, we ran a full-time martial arts gym, so having ample space to exercise was a priority when boat shopping. In fact, that was one of the reasons why we selected Zero To Cruising, our PDQ 32 catamaran, instead of a monohull.
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