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

If you ever hear Mayday on the radio when sailing, that is serious business.…


the wind in her sails: sailing opportunities for women abound

There is no clear reason why the boat pronoun most commonly used is "she". The…


why you should sail to Stomorska Croatia

My husband and I have sailed in Croatia twice, and twice we made the coastal…


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

Our first week sailing in Croatia was coming to an end. We’d motored into the…


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

‘Twas the first night at anchor and all through the boat, not a creature was…


what your daughter learns when she learns to sail

When I signed up for sailing school at the age of 43, I had never been on a…


deconstructing our perfect Bahamas sailing day

Ever have one of those days where nothing seems to go right? An unmitigated…


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

I wasn’t prepared for the shark to sneak up right behind me at Allens Cay, so…


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

Your attention please for an important island pronunciation public service…


wanna sail the world? start your own Boataffair

My friend Dana told me about the matchmaking site months ago, but I hadn’t…