Every time you go sailing something is likely to go wrong, break, get jammed, cease working. It might even be a stubbed toe ...

By mid-October, charter boats will be preparing for what will likely be a very busy season. It’s time for locals to step as sailors ...

My rasta pal Red Mon, he lives in a little shack on the de beach near de dinghy dock. He say, “Watch de oars, Fatty, de oars tell de story.” ...

Provisioning for an extended period is essential – and still folks are flummoxed. Why? Because they’re not sailors. ...

Traditional pirates led a tough life but it was one of freedom and adventure – one with wooden ships and iron men, quite opposite to today’s plastic ships and jelly bellies ...

Over the years Charlie has had many types of guests on board his various charters ...

With improving technology and yacht design the lifestyle is simpler and more comfortable than before and the older generation are finding it rewarding ...

There’s hardly a self- respecting sailor in the Caribbean who would deny himself a tot of rum ...

Nautical navigation has come a long way in the last four decades. In 1980 GPS was only just over the horizon (pun intended) for private use. ...

December is all about the festive season and Christmas is a huge celebration in the Caribbean ...

After 59 years of living aboard, my favorite cruiser type is Frugal Freddy—a sailor so cheap he squeaks. ...

Going green used to mean that someone was about to be sea sick – not any more ...

So you’ve decided to quit the rat race. You’ve found the perfect boat, good rig, sails, engine, instruments and ground tackle. ...

Have you noticed how many boxes are sailing in Caribbean waters these days. There are big ones, little ones, giant ones, cheap ones and expensive ones. ...

At the end of the trip no tip was forthcoming. he had relinquished the expected gratuity by his rejection of what many would take to be a generous offer ...

There’s so much bad news on the airwaves, cyber space and public media that it is really heart-warming to witness acts of kindness and generosity. ...

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

Charlie often wonders about the origin of the species, especially in the context of sailing and the sea. ...

“Man Overboard” is the term screamed at high volume when an unfortunate crew member departs the deck or rigging of a vessel underway and lands in the water at great peril to himself or herself. All crew members, whether in ...

I suppose every young writer remembers his first time—the excitement, the passion, and sheer pleasure of holding The Little Book in his hands—a literary love affair that lasts a lifetime. Most American journalists are exposed to Strunk and White’s Elements of ...