by Meredith Laitos
Meredith Laitos is SAIL’s Senior Editor. She sails in and around Boston and specializes in charter destinations.
by Meredith Laitos, Posted June 28, 2013For many people, sailing across the Atlantic falls into the same category as climbing Mt. Everest. Even among serious sailors, a transatlantic crossing is not something to be taken lightly. Not only is it logistically challenging, it’s weather-sensitive, resource-dependent and more than a little intimidating.
by Meredith Laitos, Posted June 21, 2013For the first time since its creation in 1986, this year’s ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers) sailors will have a choice of routes after leaving the Canary Islands in November. The newly created ARC+ will include a three- to five-day stopover in Minelo, Cape Verde Islands.
by Meredith Laitos, Posted May 28, 2013Dear SAIL, Your charter stories in the March issue had my mind traveling afar, and I’d like to be a bareboat captain. How does a charter company know that someone is sufficiently qualified or experienced to charter its craft? Some sailors are extremely capable, but have no specific schooling or credentials. Charles Hammond, Kingston, MA
Cape Wind, the proposed offshore wind farm off Massachusetts, enters its second decade of controversy and legal wrangling, a similar, smaller installation off nearby Block Island may soon become the country’s first operational offshore wind farm.