Santa Cruz sailor, Tom Van Dyke, is sheltering-in-place in the Philippines and decided to check-in with an update of his current whereabouts and sailing life. Tom left Santa Cruz in 2012, aboard his Jim Brown Searunner 31, En Point.
Last week, I was delivering my Columbia Challenger Esprit from San Rafael to Oakland, marking just the second time I'd made my way down the Estuary in a sailboat. Near the entrance, we saw that a container ship was turning behind Yerba Buena Island, rather than heading for the 'parking lot' of ships in the South Bay.
While this is the quiet season in Puerto Vallarta, it doesn't mean Paul Martson of J/World hasn't been busy. He and his wife, Jennifer took on a pandemic project for their 2014 Wharram Tiki 30, Oleaje.
Put it in your calendar — the 2020 Tahiti-Moorea Sailing Rendez-vous is now scheduled for July 24 - 26. This annual three-day event celebrates cruising sailors' arrival in the French Polynesian islands after a successful ocean crossing.
Frigate Birds are an oddity among seabirds in that they never go in the water. Indeed, if a Frigate does somehow end up in the drink, it will likely drown in short order.
Last week we received a letter from Jack Van Ommen saying he is back in Cape Charles, VA after a four-month stint in the Caribbean.
A bit of good news for cruising sailors out there: The South Pacific island nation of Fiji once again opens its doors to cruising yachts and super-yachts.
On Memorial Day weekend, singlehander Graeme Lowe decided to attempt a “crazy but incredible” race against time. The skipper of the Berkeley-berthed Baltic 38 Merope had been planning a solo passage to Drake’s Bay over late May's holiday weekend,
What are your favorite waterfront restaurants that offer space to tie up a boat or are located less than three blocks from a marina?
Has the COVID-19 pandemic forced some countries to breach international maritime laws and deny sailors safe harbor? Are cruisers, who are by nature transient and who cross borders regularly, caught between a particularly unique rock and a hard place, or are they just stuck in inconvenient situations like the rest of us? More »
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