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  • Reattaching the control on the ­Monitor windvane

    Fatty and Carolyn Goodlander experience some rough moments on the way to Colon, Panama.

    Rougher than anticipated weather led to a gear failure during Fatty and Carolyn Goodlander's shakedown sail to Panama.
  • A chance encounter with a local made for a meaningful experience on this South Pacific island.

    A cruising sailor meets Paul, a resident on Huahine, who gives her a tour of his home land.
  • Stephen J. Pavlidis

    The author of popular cruising guides covering the Bahamas and Caribbean will be missed.

    Longtime cruising guide author Stephen J. Pavlidis died on May 29, 2018.

How To

  • Cruisers' Workshop

    Join ABYC master technician and CW columnist Steve D'Antonio and offshore voyager Ralph Naranjo for a day of technical and cruising instruction.

    Cruisers' Workshop in Bellingham, Washington, October 20-21,2018, includes formal presentations as well as hands-on mechanical and electrical training demos.
  • Stovetop nachos

    Perfect as an app or even a meal, these nachos are simple to make in the galley.

    This galley-friendly nacho recipe uses simple ingredients and can be prepared on the stovetop.
  • NOAA: Expect a near- or above-normal Atlantic hurricane season.

    NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a 75-percent chance that the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season will be near- or above-normal.

Gear

  • FastSeas Route calculator

    Looking for the best way to sail from here to there? Check this app out.

    FastSeas is a weather routing and departure planning web site which can be used with laptops, tablets, and mobile phones.
  • Several new devices make affordable offshore weather and communications possible.

    Harnessing low-bandwidth satellite systems for affordable offshore weather and communications is possible, thanks to several new devices.

Chartering

  • Sailing School…
  • A sailor visits the remote islands north of Scotland on an adventurous charter trip.

    On an adventure charter in northwest Scotland and on to the magical Faroe Islands, the crew, scotch, sailing and scenery couldn’t be beat…
  • The Moorings sailboat charter

    Plan your next sailing vacation with the experts at The Moorings

    Plan your next sailing vacation with the experts at The Moorings.

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Learn to Sail

  • BWSS's Gib'Sea 43 in the Virgin Islands

    Learn to sail - this winter - in the USVI

    Learn to sail - this winter - in the USVI with Blue Water Sailing School.
  • Whether it’s a fun regatta or a weekend race to benefit a favorite charity, knowing a few basic rules and tactics will help you enjoy sailing against others.

    Whether it’s a fun regatta or a weekend race to benefit a favorite charity, knowing a few basic rules and tactics will help you enjoy sailing against others.
  • There’s no substitute for going for a sail, but there are plenty of tools to help you know what you’re doing when you hoist the main and grab the tiller.

    There’s no substitute for going for a sail, but there are plenty of tools to help you know what you’re doing when you hoist the main and grab the tiller.