by Meredith Laitos

Meredith Laitos is SAIL’s Senior Editor. She sails in and around Boston and specializes in charter destinations.

Each year, SAIL and St. Vincent and the Grenadines offer our readers the trip of a lifetime: a free charter in paradise on board a TMM Yachts charter boat. To win, readers submit their “Top Five Reasons” for chartering in SVG, and we sift through 1,000 essays to pick our winner.

2013 Sailing Resolutions

by Meredith Laitos, Posted December 12, 2012
We asked sailing celebrities what they’ve resolved to accomplish on the water in 2013. Here’s what they came up with...
Attention BVI Spring Regatta racers: Due to a busy Caribbean racing schedule, the dates for the annual BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival have changed to March 25-31, 2013.

2012 Holiday Gift Guide

by Adam Cort, Posted December 4, 2012
Think your sailing sweetheart, your old man or your competitive kid has everything they need and more for getting out on the water? The editors at SAIL come to your rescue with practical, fun and stylish new items the helmsperson in your life won't be able to resist.
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.
In early September, scientists in the Arctic reported that floating sea ice had fallen to the lowest level ever observed, and a trio of sailors took their cue.

2012 ARC Blog

by Meredith Laitos, Posted November 24, 2012
Follow the start and progress of the 2012 ARC with updates by senior editor Meredith Laitos, on location in Gran Canaria. Brought to you by SAIL and the World Cruising Club.

Grilling Made Simple

by Meredith Laitos, Posted November 18, 2012
There are few things more pleasant than grilling fresh-caught fish off the stern, and few things more unpleasant than scrubbing charcoal off the hull after a rogue wave jostles your grill.
Effective August 21, 2012, NOAA has begun publishing its entire United States Coast Pilot series online, where the books are available as free downloadable PDFs.
The third installment of our 2012 foul weather gear reviews brings you our favorite sportboat coastal foulies. Click here to view a PDF of the story from our November issue. And for more information on items that sparked our interest, read on.
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