Despite a lifetime of guarding against salt water getting into any engines that I’ve installed, the salty stuff finally won a round.
Sailor profiles, interviews, and Q&A stories
A cruise up the Gambia River in western Africa is a lesson in many things, including the meaning of equality within community.
Our “noob” cruiser grapples with the question of whether to rename his boat. Hilarity ensues.
Thanks to a late-season disturbance, the NARC and Salty Dawg rallies had much different experiences cruising to the Caribbean this year.
Strong winds and ocean swell accompanied the fleet out of Las Palmas at the start of the annual trans-Atlantic rally.
We recently were forced to investigate the options. Here’s what we decided to do.
World Cruising Club fleet departs Las Palmas, bound for Cabo Verde.
Yes, our plan was remarkably ambitious, and yes, things went wrong along the way, but in the end, we made the trans-Atlantic journey work.
From pirate’s rules to colorful sails, the 38th annual event was fun for all.
We cruisers are acutely attuned to our surroundings, from weather and sea state to currents and marine life. We are also on the front lines of the impacts of a changing climate.
Breathe in. Breathe out, I coached myself before grabbing the VHF radio: “Coast Guard, Coast Guard, Coast Guard, this is the sailing vessel Ana María, 40 miles north of Bodega Bay. We took a wave in our cockpit and suspect a crewmember has a broken leg. We need assistance….”
In the right light, an 11-mile cruise can feel like a Shackleton-worthy adventure.