by Robert Strickland, Posted April 2, 2015The prop shaft is broken, and bad weather is coming. Now what? We were not going anywhere under power now for sure, and in the light air the tide was taking us down onto the rocks of the northern Jumentos Cay at a rapid rate.
by Rudy and Jill Sechez, Posted March 30, 2015A Category IV hurricane was heading our way, and we did not want to leave our boat in a marina that would have no protection from the ravages of a storm of this magnitude. Instead, we chose a lesser evil, one in which our boat had a better chance of survival—we anchored it, using tandem anchors—
by SAIL Editors, Posted March 19, 2015Don’t be fooled, there is most definitely and right and wrong way to secure a line to a cleat, and leave it to the Boston Sailing Center’s Francois Asselin to know the difference between the two!
by Nate Bayreuther, Posted February 4, 2015Planning a rendezvous can be a heck of a lot of fun, and it can be an extremely rewarding experience for all who attend. It can also be a headache if it’s not planned properly.
by Andy Schell, Posted November 10, 2014During a recent conversation with retired Coast Guard rescue swimmer Mario Vittone, I asked for his take on safety equipment for sailing offshore, and he responded with an answer I’d never heard before.
by Cindy Wallach, Posted July 28, 2014Sailors have always been a self-reliant bunch. Now, here are two tips for producing and preserving your own provisions on board
by Chris and Anne-Marie Fox, Posted July 2, 2014Is the water potable? How’s the holding? Where’s the nearest chandlery? These are no longer the first questions posed by cruisers arriving in a new port. Nowadays, our first questions revolve around a more crucial topic: the Internet!