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Anything He Can Do….

She Can Do Better! …Or Tip #3 in Surviving a Sailing Relationship Sailing is chock a block full of cruising couples of the traditional nature (ie one man and one woman) who have adopted the traditional skipper/first mate roles. Having …

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Fish In the Bank: Marine Protected Areas

Invasive species such as lionfish are a serious threat to the reef ecosystem. Photos Jane Baum

One of the joys of cruising in the Caribbean is taking a swim off the boat to get some exercise, watch fish and look at coral. Some areas are filled with life and others seem dead, so what’s the deal? …

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Handheld Wonders

Garmin’s InReach Communicators. Photo Glenn Hayes

When handheld electronics are mentioned, first thoughts may be of simple devices that are appropriate for use on small boats and tenders but that do not have the capability of more sophisticated electronics onboard. That may have been the case …

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John and Jane

John and Jane

Jane was a bored shrink in London who felt there should be more to life than riding the Tube into work, listening to a person-with-too-much-money complain, and then riding the Tube home again. She felt life was passing her by. …

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Compact Heat Relief with Webasto Air Handlers

From left: Compact, Slimline and Low Profile

There’s no reason boat owners need to tolerate hot and stuffy cabins. BlueCool A-Series Air Handlers from Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America, Inc. create luxuriously refreshing on board environments in any climate. Whisper-quiet, vibration-free, thoroughly innovative and compact, they’re …

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Cruising Turks & Caicos

The Turks & Caicos Islands are at the southern end of the Bahamas Island chain, but are not part of the Bahamas. Instead they are still part of the British Empire. Even though the Turks and Caicos are large in …

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How to Dock, Moor or Drop Anchor in Florida This Winter

Image Courtesy of IGY Marinas

Florida certainly lives up to its nickname: the Sunshine State. After all, this southeastern U.S. state boasts nearly 3,000 hours of rays annually. Plus, wintertime air and water temperatures that average 79 and 72, respectively, in locations such as Miami, …

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The Joys of Choosing Crew

The Escher kids Paul (9), Henry (6), Betty (11), and Karen (6) forgo a trampoline in the back yard for a trampoline on an ocean-going catamaran. Photo by Lorraine Escher

I live on a St Francis 50 catamaran, called Aphrodite, with my husband, Rick. We have four children, ranging in age from six to 11 years old. This past summer, our family anchored for hurricane season in Woburn Bay, Grenada. From …

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See and Be Seen on the Water

Ever find yourself cruising through crowded harbors or across shipping lanes in the fog, when you see another vessel and uneasily wonder what it’s doing? Automatic Identification System, or AIS, can provide the answer. Is this collision-avoidance technology right for …

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What to do with Garbage and Trash

We were attempting to clear into Babylon after one of our circumnavigations, when the U.S. Custom’s official began quizzing us about our trash and garbage. Evidently I looked confused because he handed my wife Carolyn a booklet that explained the …

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2017 Fall Caribbean Rally Round-Up

World ARC

Setting sail from the continent to the Caribbean remains one of the great sailing adventures. The last three decades has seen the popularity of cruising in company soar, a concept that’s not new since Christopher Columbus traveled in a fleet …

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Rally Profiles: Bill and Linda Knowles

Bill and Linda Knowles

Bill and Linda Knowles have spent a lifetime on the sea. For Bill, his love of the ocean started in childhood when sailing Beetle Cats and Herreshoff 12-1/2s in Ontario and New England. As an adult, he served as director …

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News From Hemingway Marina, Cuba

insurance Cuba

  Commodore Escrich, of the Hemingway International Yacht Club in Cuba, contacted All At Sea magazine to report that the headquarters of the famous yacht club did not suffer serious damage and that HIYC of Cuba was ready to welcome …

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The Cons and Cons of Safety Gear

I am a huge advocate of safety gear that keeps you safe—and a lukewarm advocate of safety gear that doesn’t. Huh? Example: I’d rather spend an additional $400 on my anchor and anchor chain than spend the same amount on an …

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Long Island Tips & Excursions

As the name implies Long Island is a very long and narrow island.  It is about a 35 miles sail from Great Exuma and is one of my favorite islands in the Bahamas. Due to how long this island is, …

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