Offshore Sailing News

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Sailors rescued, boat abandoned

Sailors rescued, boat abandoned

Three sailors were rescued 28 miles east of the St. Johns River in Florida after their 30-foot sailing vessel, Second Wind, was disabled and sustained sail damage.

May/June 2013
A fog of regulation

A fog of regulation

You’ve finally crossed the border into Florida after more than 700 statute miles of Intracoastal Waterway cruising and your mind begins to wander to thoughts of that upcoming Gulf Stream crossing to the Bahamas.

May/June 2013
Disaster averted

Disaster averted

The return passage after the Newport Bermuda Race is often a pleasant cruise.

March/April 2013
Coast Guard investigates tall ship tragedy

Coast Guard investigates tall ship tragedy

January/February 2013
Entries set for Global Ocean Race

Entries set for Global Ocean Race

Web Exclusives 2012
The lonely cliffs of St. Kilda

The lonely cliffs of St. Kilda

After retiring from my Northern Ireland medical practice at the age of 60, I devoted myself to ocean voyaging. Aboard Progress, my 34-foot wooden hull sloop of 1950’s vintage, I explored on both sides of the North Atlantic. One of my fondest memories, however, is a relatively modest four-day cruise to the islands of St. Kilda far to the west of Scotland.

November/December 2012

On going aground

A variety of situations with the potential for going aground have arisen during the last 41 years of cruising, 15 of those years full time living aboard our 47-foot ketch Carricklee.

October 2012
A hop, skip, and a jump to Panama

A hop, skip, and a jump to Panama

While in Beaufort, N.C., aboard Namani, our 1981 Dufour 35, we conceived a bold and promising plan: to depart the U.S. East Coast as soon as a November weather window allowed, and head for Panama in a hop (800 miles from the Carolinas to the eastern Bahamas), a skip (300 miles to Jamaica) and a jump (600 miles to Panama).

October 2012

Solo sailor dismasted, takes upbeat approach

At the time of the dismasting, solo sailor Daniel Collins was en route from Marathon, Fla., to Bermuda on the first leg of what he calls “The Oddasea Project” a planned circumnavigation.

July/August 2012
Sail repairs at Suwarrow

Sail repairs at Suwarrow

Strong winds tear a mainsail, turning a South Pacific 
atoll into a sail repair shop.

July/August 2012
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