The forlorn monuments to Sisyphus are clustered in one corner of the boatyard where the summer weeds grow tall. They arrive by towboat, strapped...
Twenty-one years ago, my planned four-year circumnavigation was going on its 11th year. (If you’re young and broke, that’s precisely how a four-year circumnavigation goes, trust me.) We were roaming around Phuket, Thailand when an enticing opportunity landed in my inbox. Friend and underwater cinematographer Peter Zuccarini had a proposition: Would I like to help […]
At the height of the pandemic last summer, a sailing-surfing pal I knew from my days on Guam (a great place to rebuild the cruising kitty) contacted me out of the blue. He was looking for a boat. He’d had it with the madness of South Florida and planned to hightail it to the Bahamas. […]
In the year 2000, when I stepped off of ye ol’ Tosca and into the roles of full time sailing editor, husband, and father, the world of offshore sailing was going through a rapid transformation. Most of the changes were technological. Computers were smaller and faster, and the internet reached out into remote places on […]
This month’s study in multihull stability reminded me how deep an impression that first multihull capsize can leave on a sailor. I grew up just a few miles from Miami’s Hobie Beach, on Rickenbacker Causeway, where you could back a trailer up to the flat beside the Miami Seaquarium (Home of Flipper), step the mast, […]