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2020 August 1

Brion Toss 1951-2020

The news arrived from his family as softly as mist on a cool Northwest morning. “Last night as Venus departed from its intimate planetary visit, our beloved Brion Toss, surrounded by his loving fami
2020 July 1

July/August 2020

FeaturesLittle Boat, Big AdventureA solo sailor cruises his Hobie 16 through the Gulf of Mexico The Cactus Club For more than 60 years, the Arizona Yacht Club has been racing in the desert
2020 July 1

For more than 60 years, an avid group of sailors from the Arizona Yacht Club has been sailing in the Sonoran Desert

Onne van der Wal photoWhen Bob Naylor visited a yacht club on the East Coast and presented his yacht club card that features a cactus on its burgee he was met with a quizzical look. “Is this real?��
2020 June 1

Become a docking master by understanding the mechanics at work in getting a boat in a slip

Even the most competent sailor may bristle at pulling into a tight slip with a strong cross breeze. But understanding the mechanics at play in docking a boat make smooth landings far easier.Sailboats
2020 June 1

There’s never been a better time to improve your sailing skills in creative new ways

Shorthanded sailing, whether it be racing, daysailing or cruising is a great way to improve your sailing skills.  Sailors know that their sport is uniquely suited to a time of uncertainty, after
2020 June 1

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Features  Sailing into a pandemic A blissful cruise along in the Sea of Cortez ends abruptly for a cruising family  Putting the fun in fundamentals Women-only conferences are popula
2020 May 28

John Kretschmer shares his wealth of knowledge on the logistics of a Caribbean sabbatical so you can do it too

I recall my first Caribbean landfall like it was yesterday. And trust me, it wasn’t yesterday—it was 40 years ago. It was November and we were heading south from Bermuda. After five days we e
2020 May 14
Harken employees switch gears to make masks for Milwaukee-area healthcare workers.The sailing industry has been through tough times before, the recession and fuel shortage in the 1970s and most recent
2020 May 14
Dawn Riley, center, made the decision to quarantine the staff during the coronavirus pandemic.In early March, when news of the coronavirus pandemic became increasingly alarming, Dawn Riley didn’t wa
2020 May 1

We asked liveaboard cruisers how they left life on land behind and headed to sea for adventure and a change of pace

Most sailors have entertained the idea, even if only in passing, of leaving life on land and setting out to cruise the world on a sturdy sailboat ready for adventure. Although many dream, few actually
2020 May 1

The little stitch-and-glue home-built Frosty won over sailors with its good performance and affordability

Winter weather on Massachusetts’s Cape Cod can force competitive sailors indoors with little to do but wait out the long months until they can sail again. More than 40 years ago, Harwich Harbormaste
2020 May 1
Features  Big fun in a teacup pram The home-built Frosty won over sailors with good performance and affordability Little lugger with a lot of love to give A donated classic continues to
2020 May 1

Wet core is a recipe for problems, but repairing the problem is often not as hard as you may think

Wet core is one of the most common problems you’ll find in boats constructed with a cored-laminate hull or deck, particularly those of a certain age. Although tackling such damage can be a messy job
2020 April 1

When the Golden Rock Regatta was cancelled, this crew of racers changed plans and switched to charter cruising in the Leeward Islands

Betsy Senescu photo I never intended to pull a bait and switch. When my husband Barry and I invited avid racing friends to join us in the Caribbean, our intent was to compete in the Golden R
2020 April 1

Teaming up can be an affordable route to boat ownership so long as you go into it with an agreement and a sense of whether its right for you

 A growing trend suggests more sailors are opting for joint sailboat ownership. Painted in broad strokes, the concept seems relatively simple: if two people own the boat, it translates to ha
2020 April 1

April 2020

Features  Into the wild A cruise through Alaska’s Prince William Sound brings sailors into the heart of the wilderness Back in the BVI A family returns to a favorite cruising ground where t
2020 April 1

A cruise through Alaska’s Prince William Sound brings sailors into the heart of the splendid wilderness

Dorian goes high to navigate through the ice as Qilak leaves Columbia Bay.Julien Giradot photoLiterary masters including Jack London and John Muir have described the beauty of Alaska with more talent,
2020 April 1

A young couple brought their baby on a charter to the British Virgin Islands, now they return with a rambunctious 7-year-old young sailor

I cried when our son Sam was born and again when he rode his bike without training wheels for the first time. And since I was a skier before I became a sailor, I burst into tears when our cute li

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