Short Tacks

A tale of two boats

To the editor: The recent article by Rich Feeley about a rigging problem he experienced aboard Lora Ann, an Express 37 (“Disaster averted,” Issue No. 208, March/April 2013), reminded me of trips I have made to and from Bermuda. One…

That sinking feeling

Boating is all about staying on top of the water as you move from point A to point B. But gravity will not be denied here: all things will find their way to the lowest point. And if not properly attended to, boats will find their way to the bottom.

A sudden need for steering

To the editor: After spending enough time at sea, I believe a sailor develops an inner guiding voice that helps to keep him safe. Just such an event occurred on a recent running of the Fort Lauderdale to Key West…