Sailor profiles, interviews, and Q&A stories

Noob files boat

Boat-Name Bingo

Our “noob” cruiser grapples with the question of whether to rename his boat. Hilarity ensues.

Francis family

Fingerprints of Change

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.

Heavy Weather Team Sailing

From Trauma to Triumph

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….”