Darrell Nicholson

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Pitfalls of Going Paperless
June 11, 2015 As I write this, the resurrected VO65 Vestas Wind has just rejoined the Volvo Ocean Racing Fleet in Portugal for the last two...

Fatherís Rite of Passage
May 12, 2015 Last summer, I asked my father to join me and my two boys for an overnight passage to the Keys. At the last minute, he decided...

Rig Tips that You Can Use
April 14, 2015 This issue of Practical Sailor offers a wake-up call for owners of sailboats with rigs of an indeterminate age. But it also...

Do-It-Yourself Bird Deterrents
March 23, 2015 As we found in our last major test of bird deterrents, there is no perfect solution for every bird problem, but weíve come...

Check that Antifouling Label
March 17, 2015 Shortly before this issue went to print, Practical Sailor learned that Irgarol, a pesticide commonly used as a boosting agent...

Cost of Miscalculating Hatteras
February 18, 2015 At the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis last fall, I paused at the newly launched $2.5-million Gunboat 55, Rainmaker, felt the...

40 Years of Breaking Boat Gear
January 19, 2015 Practical Sailorís 40th anniversary came and went last year without hoopla. We talked a while about marking the event with a...

New Anchoring Rules on Horizon in Florida
December 9, 2014 So far, no one at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has returned my phone calls, so Iím left trying to...

Digging into the SSB Radio Kerfuffle
November 18, 2014 Bear with us here. Before you get too far into this monthís report on single-sideband radios beginning, youíll find it is...

Whatís the Frequency, Kenneth?
October 13, 2014 Earlier last month, I had the chance to join renowned sailing author Lin Pardey and survival expert Steve Callahan (author of...