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Cuba-bound sailors take note

Cuba-bound sailors take note

Thinking about sailing to Cuba? A recent thaw in U.S./Cuban relations may have made it easier for American sailors to visit Cuba, but obstacles still remain.

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Transatlantic Race 2015

Line honors for the 2015 Transatlantic Race go to Bryon Ehrhart aboard Lucky, which crossed the finish line at The Lizard off the south coast of England after eight days, 22 hours, five minutes and three seconds at sea on a 2,800-mile eastbound crossing of the North Atlantic, sailed mostly in strong winds.

Getting ready for an offshore race

After months of preparation, skippers and their crews from all across the East Coast set sail on Friday, June 19, to begin the 2015 Marion to Bermuda race.

Transpac 2015

The 2015 Transpac Honolulu Race got underway on July 13, 2015. This year the 2,558-nm race from Point Fermin, Long Beach, California to Honolulu, Hawaii, boasts a fleet of 61 boats: 57 monohulls in eight divisions and four multihull yachts.

Oliver Hazard Perry gets haulout

Full-rigged ship receives final prep work below the waterline

Breaking through

A Northwest Passage trip is a near-run thing until fate lends a hand

Coast Guard assumes ice reporting duties

Twenty-five years of wind vane steering

Many sailors who make short-handed, offshore passages — we have a two-person crew — love the notion of electric-energy-free wind vane self-steering.

Northwest Passage closes early

Environment Canada reports that after decades of warming, the Northwest Passage is experiencing 60 percent more Arctic sea ice this year than at the same time last year.