It’s that time of year when I express my heartfelt appreciation for people behind this magazine. This year, I’m especially grateful for two sailors (and their better halves who keep them on course) who embody the essential characteristic of a PS contributor—namely, being old curmudgeons. You can’t be a people-pleaser if you’re going to stand […]
A salty Kiwi named Ross Norgrove once said that the most important tool for the owner of a wooden yawl adorned with a bowsprit is a sharp ax. To some degree, his witty comment holds true for contemporary sailors contemplating a mini-bowsprit.