Darrell Nicholson

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Recent Stories From this Author

Cuba Trip and a Sailor’s Musings
April 18, 2016 Plans are shaping up for my first passage to Cuba this summer, and already, I’ve been getting some flack from the friends and...

Seeking Reliable Sources
March 14, 2016 I often worry that the topic of chart accuracy, which we revisit in this issue, obscures the importance of other skills,...

Getting a Grip on New Boat Designs
January 18, 2016 Catalina Yachts chief engineer and designer Gerry Douglas gives a popular talk at boat shows regarding the evolution of yacht...

A Sunny Look at Ketches
December 16, 2015 My affinity for cruising ketches like the Allied Seawind II we feature this month runs contrary to the view of their many...

Fortune Favors the Cold and Wet
November 18, 2015 Two stories this month—installing an LPG fireplace and sealing portlights and hatches—had me pondering the challenges of a...

Stitching Sails for Long Life
October 14, 2015 Spend some time around sailmakers who specialize in building sails for offshore sailors, and you’ll hear a familiar lament: If...

Tea for the Tillerman
September 14, 2015 The tiller on Tosca was a rough-hewn piece of sawn ash—tough and springy. Where it fit in your hand, it was about as big...

PS Guru on Tour this Fall
August 10, 2015 Those who enjoyed our recent three-part special report highlighting the trends in sailboat design and construction—focusing on...

Rigged for Small Spaces
July 15, 2015 After a decade-long sailing sabbatical in the 1990s, my wife Theresa and I swallowed the anchor and settled into our first...

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...