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Printing Your Own Charts While on Board

I am a novice sailor, but after taking a few more courses, I plan to buy a 30- to 50-sailboat with a few other...

Summer Sailor Reading List

The question were often asked as we set out on our summer cruise is, What do you do with all that free time you...

Editors Picks: Winter Reading for Sailors

Practical Sailor editors have put together a roundup of marine-related books that we think are deserving of a spot in your library. Most are...

Stocking Stuffers for Sailors: December 2016

The holidays are upon us, and if youve waited until the last minute to get your gift shopping done, fear not; weve got you...

Cruising Guides

Pavlidis Northern Bahamas GuideGeared toward Bahamas-bound sailors, the extremely popular A Cruising Guide to: The Northern Bahamas (revised edition Volume 1) was written in...

Escape with a Good Sailing Book

Weve compiled a list of books fit for summer reading, whether youre relaxing in the cockpit, hanging in a hammock on the bow, or...

Resources for Cruising to Cuba

Although Cuba is terra incognita for many Americans, it has been a popular destination for Canadian and European cruisers for more than a decade....

In the Perfect Position to Fail

For centuries, navigators have been coping with two key variables that convey major consequence. The first is the quest for an accurate position fix,...

USCG Now Allows Digital Instead of Print Charts

Heralding in a new era for electronic navigation, the U.S. Coast Guard recently published guidance that allows mariners to satisfy chart-carriage requirements using electronic...

Nautical Chart Accuracy

I often worry that the topic of chart accuracy, which we revisit in this issue, obscures the importance of other skills, published sources, and...