A New Era for Sailing Program Safety

As states begin to lift restrictions on gathering and marinas open back up, many sailing programs are still wary, especially since sailors from different households will necessarily be in close quarters, whether on their boat, in a launch or at a yacht club. Most will not be able to maintain six feet between crew members or avoid touching all the same surfaces. This comes as a huge challenge to most summer programs, including Oakcliff Sailing in New York. However,...

Safety Culture Starts with the Skipper

Sailing might not be the first pastime that comes to mind when you think of extreme sports, but that’s not to say risks don’t abound. The Cruising Club of America tackles many of them head-on in their newly released guide for skippers, Creating a Culture of Safety: The Skipper’s Responsibility. “We wrote the paper because of our concern about the number of sailing safety incidents over the last few years that resulted in loss of life and near losses—all...

Five Performance Cruisers for 2020

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Cruising Maine, by Chance

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Cruising: Birds of a Feather

One of the author’s feathered friends takes a break on the foredeck of his current boatPhoto by Charles J. DoaneOne of the neatest things about sailing offshore is the other lifeforms we encounter. We smile when we see flying fish skimming over the surface of the sea. We cheer when dolphins leap and dance in our bow waves. We are duly reverent when mighty whales sound and spout, and continually haunted by the aerobatic gyrations of various species of...

Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament

This Spring has felt a bit like a slow day of fishing but it’s almost time to time to Bait…and Switch.The Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournaments offer something for every member of your crew. Exceptional fishing, fun times with family, old friends and new. Our run is short, our tournaments are affordable and still offer exceptional prizes and purses. In short, Pirate’s Cove is definitely your kind of place. We invite you to join us this year…for the first time...