Rhumb Lines

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Tips on Beating the Heat at Sea

During our decade of cruising, my partner and I spent most of our days within 20 degrees of the equator. In many tropical ports...

Zen and the Art of the Endless Refit

The forlorn monuments to Sisyphus are clustered in one corner of the boatyard where the summer weeds grow tall. They arrive by towboat, strapped...

Introducing Sweet Opal

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...

Buying a Boat? Insight into the Owner Helps.

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...

Bridging the Ocean Between Us

In the year 2000, when I stepped off of ye ol’ Tosca and into the roles of full time sailing editor, husband, and father,...

Rhumb Lines: Memories of Multihulls Big & Small

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...