Annapolis Sailboat Show: a few of my favorite things

If you haven't been to a major sailboat show, go! Here is a rundown of our favorite things from the…


Women Who Inspire: Sailor and Author Tania Aebi

Tania Aebi was the first American woman and youngest person to accomplish a solo circumnavigation.…


before you set sail: the chart briefing

Use the chart briefing to learn about preferred anchorages, hazards, weather anomalies, and…


before you set sail: the boat briefing

A comprehensive boat briefing checklist with what you need to know - above and below deck - about…


fall in love with Burlington Harbor

If you sail on Lake Champlain, you will fall in love with Burlington Harbor. Here's everything you…


Lake Champlain Top Tip: Anchor at Quaker Smith Point, Visit Shelburne Farms

We got lucky and some long-time Lake Champlain sailors gave us the tip to anchor at Quaker Smith…


sailing close call: why weather matters matter

Mother Nature is in charge. Tips for understanding weather patterns and weather resources for the…


top 10 reasons new sailors should consider Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain is as accommodating as it is beautiful. A terrific sailing experience for sailors of…


the art of sailcation planning

Make the most of your hard-earned time off with a sailcation that pairs sailing in beautiful places…


PAN-PAN: the fun-to-say middle child of radiotelephony protocol

PAN-PAN is the VHF radio signal for urgent, though not life-threatening situations. It is also fun…


the wind in her sails: sailing opportunities for women abound

There have always been outstanding female sailors, now there are just more of them, and the sailing…


why you should sail to Stomorska Croatia

Stomorska on the island of Solta makes a perfect first stop on your sailing charter out of the…


what I love most about sailing has nothing to do with sailing

Maybe it isn’t what you are doing but who you are with. We can all learn an important lesson from…


and to all a good night: solid planning helps new sailors rest easy

Resources and recommendations for new sailors to make sure their nights on the water are as…


what your daughter learns when she learns to sail

When you teach your daughter to sail, you are giving her a world of skills to help her navigate…


deconstructing our perfect Bahamas sailing day

Perfect location, stellar plan, ideal wind and weather, and fish! What could be better? Getting to…


what to know about the Bahamas’ Allens Cay: aka my shark blog

I expected to feed lettuce to the Iguanas on the beach at Leaf Cay. I did not expect a shark to…


“cay” is pronounced “key”: just trust me on this

I doesn't follow any conventional logic. The word "cay" when referring to a low flat island or reef…


wanna sail the world? start your own Boataffair

We tried Boataffair's matchmaking service for boat renters and boat owners for the first time last…


catamarans are giant floating shopping carts

Ok, ok. Not exactly the same. But steering catamarans under power IS a lot like pushing a shopping…


hold on: how to anchor a sailboat step-by-step

Here are the questions you need to answer, the calculations you need to perform, and the…


exploring Jelsa Croatia: the search for Casanova

Sailing to Jelsa Croatia is beautiful, one of our favorite places to explore, enjoy wine tasting at…


might as well be about sailing: 2019 Resolutions

It is that time of year again. Time to write my goal weight down on a piece of paper then spend…


water, water everywhere…until it isn’t: Thailand sailing itinerary days 3 and 4

When we returned later that day to enjoy a happy hour cocktail on the more “beautiful” beach we…


grounded: avoid it at all costs, achieve it if you can

Being grounded on a sailboat is the worst thing that can happen and the best. All about…