Darrell Nicholson

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Recent Stories From this Author

The Price of Radio Silence
September 13, 2016 I hope there are some parents or grandparents out there with some sage advice for a man in my predicament. I didn’t realize...

No Drama Anchoring Approach
July 11, 2016 This month’s report on tandem anchoring rigs was on my mind as the winds began gusting above 30 knots in the Dry Tortugas....

An Eye for Seeing Storms
June 14, 2016 The news editor was old-school, skeptical of almost everything, so I was surprised when she dropped an envelope on my desk...

The 70s Dream Endures: Hunter 30
May 11, 2016 If you grew up sailing in Florida in the 1970s and ’80s as I did, you probably spent many hours daydreaming and looking at...

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...

Nautical Chart Accuracy
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...