A chilling story from a reader brings home an important point: never assume your safety gear works. Check it. Frequently. [More] Safety Checks
Life underway is full of excitement and fun, but can be challenging too.
Here's some of our "standard operating procedures" that reduce the stress and increase the enjoyment.
An affordable MOB alarm using Bluetooth and your smartphone or tablet. If you know IMMEDIATELY if someone goes overboard, there’s a much better chance of recovery! [More] CrewWatcher MOB Alarm
Just because you’re an accomplished sailor doesn’t mean you don’t have things to learn. Join Lin Pardey as she takes us along with her on an afternoon spent messing about on Felicity, her Hereshoff 12.5. [More] The Joys of Sailing
Random thoughts from a night watch from Holly Scott, a delivery & charter captain who’s sailed since she was 3. [More] Cruising Stories: On Delivery with Holly Scott
It’s easy to second-guess the best way to learn to sail. With all the options out there, how can you decide? It’s not that complicated. Come along with Nica as she shares 4 different ways she learned, and what she thinks is the best way possible. [More] How Do You Learn To Sail?
Your boat has a 50-gallon fuel tank. Does that really mean you have 50 gallons of fuel that you can use? [More] What’s Your REAL Fuel Capacity?
Being on watch at sea can be calm and collected, spiced with adrenaline-pumping frights, and filled with busy activity. Listen as Lin Pardey shares on-watch moments that encompass all these moods. [More] On Watch
Making the transition from “preparing to cruise” to actually cruising can be tough. It’s filled with so many unknowns! Tips for casting off the dock lines! [More] You’ll Never Be Ready
Sleeping on passage is essential for safety and enjoyment. But being able to do it is harder. Tips to make sleeping well easier! [More] Sleeping on Passage
Medical issues can really throw a monkey wrench into cruising plans and schedules. A framework for deciding when to continue on and when to stay. [More] Medical Issues & Cruising