The whole idea, after 59 years of living aboard and four circumnavigations, it to have fun and kiss life full of the lips. 

The problem with being a delusional marine journalist is that, sooner or later, you begin to believe your own swill.

My love affair with the eastern Caribbean has lasted for decades. As if God and Walt Disney created “Let’s build a Paradise for yachties.” 

Many Cruisers skip the Society Islands because Tahiti is so developed. This is silly—like refusing to visit the Grand Canyon because NYC has traffic jams. 

Preserve the marine environment—but condemn attempts at using the guise of ‘environmental protection’ to haphazardly charge random fees for nothing

The pint-sized author/sailor named Lin Pardey isn’t merely a dear and diminutive friend; she is a larger-than-life intellectual tour-de-force

Cruising safely at sea isn’t a matter of bank account level, it is a matter of hard work, knowledge, and seamanship. You might live or die by it

While Birgit has no illusions of the difficulties that lie ahead for a marine environmentalist, she also radiates hope and confidence

I didn’t have a Bimini on my first two boats. I was too wacked out to realize that orange disk in the sky was the sun.

Your boat has the rig it needs. If it doesn’t—buy a new boat, not a new rig. Misconceptions exist about sailing rig configurations

Shipboard waste is an increasing problem for the cruising sailor. Here’s how we handle our trash and garbage aboard Ganesh, our 43-foot ketch.