Resources youll want for that island cruise.
The Bahamas are often viewed as the Holy Grail of East Coast cruising due to their beauty and proximity to the Florida coast. Although they appear tantalizingly close (particularly when viewed on those nautical chart-themed placemats down at the Oyster Shack), make no mistake about it: A cruise to the Bahamas is an open-water passage that demands both attention to detail and proper safety precautions. Planning and executing a successful cruise to the Bahamas can be an extremely rewarding experience, one that provides ample opportunity to test preparedness of both boat and crew, while offering a reasonably do-able taste of bluewater cruising.
- When cruising the Bahamas, youll need three flags: a yellow quarantine flag, your home countrys flag, and...
- Subscribers Only — Most sailors find entering a new anchorage or harbor after a long day on the ICW an adventure. However exciting it...
- Subscribers Only — The key to safe, stress-free ICW cruising (or less-stress at least) is proper planning. Get the most up-to-date ICW...
- In the course of writing five books about accidents and survival at sea, Michael Tougias interviewed many survivors...
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