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Positive Changes in Luperon

Bahamas: Best of the Best Regatta


A Jacksonville Sojourn – Upriver is worth the trip!

Marineland Revisited

Cruise to Marineland, Florida

Cruise to Cumberland Island Part I

Cruise to Cumberland Island Part II

Cruise to Cumberland Island Part III

The Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama

Cruise to Darien, Georgia



Apalachicola — Seafood Served with a Smile

Cruise to Savannah Part I: Delegal Marina to Thunderbolt Marina

Cruise to Savannah Part II: Thunderbolt Marina to Savannah’s River Street

Bareboating North Carolina

America’s Great Loop by Sailboat

A Cruise to Carabelle and Apalachicola Bay

Destination Kingsley: Northeast Florida

Oriental, North Carolina — A Great Place to be Rained Out

Southport, North Carolina

Beaufort, South Carolina

Sail to the Dry Tortugas

Tarpon Basin: A Cruisers Protected Anchorage in the Key Largo

Fernandina Beach, Florida

Cruise to St. Marys, Georgia

Cruise to Everglades City

Cruise to Eau Gallie

Kingfisher Bay Marina Opens in Demopolis

Cruise to Naples and Fort Myers Beach

Cruise to Jekyll Island


Bahamas by MailBoat Part I

Bahamas by MailBoat Part II

Bahamas by MailBoat Part III

Bahamas” Cruising from Great Harbour Cay to Allan’s Cay

Reggae and Regatta in George Town, Bahamas

A Sailor’s Lament at a Failed Attempt!

Catch Me If You Can Regatta

Exploring Shroud Cay, Exumas, Bahamas

Abaco Race Week Trip – A Florida Family Sails to the Bahamas for a Week of Racing and Sun

Bimini Crossing Guide

Hell’s Night in the Bahamas — and the Next Day Wasn’t So Hot Either!

Bahamas Family Island Regatta 2014

Regatta Time in Abaco 2014

Family Island Regatta, Georgetown, Bahamas 2015

Bahamas Bound – Crossing the Gulf Stream

Cruise to Cuba: Marina Hemingway and Habana, Part II of III

Cruise to Cuba: Getting Permission and Going to Cuba: Part I of III

Cuba – Crossing to Cuba; Part III of III

Cuba – Crossing to Cuba; Part II of III

Experiencing Cuba’s North Coast

Cuba – Crossing to Cuba; Part I of III

Pensacola a la Habana Regatta: Historic Race to Cuba Will Be a Game Changer

Cuba – Cruising in Paradise

St. Petersburg-Habana Race 2016

Bone Island Regatta to Cuba

Conch Republic Cup to Cuba

The Comeback of Back Off

The Havana Challenge – Crossing the Gulfstream

A Cruiser Talks Cuba

Cruise to Cuba: Hemingway to Cayo Levisa and Back, Part III of III

President Trump Changes in Cuba Policy Affecting Boaters Going to Cuba

Conch Republic Cup to Cuba

Juniata Goes to Cuba

The Havana Challenge: Hobie 16s Race to Cuba from Key West

Bone Island Regatta Goes to Cuba

An Accidental Sail to Cuba

Havana Regatta 1952

The Big Dog’s Back — Cuba, Opening Soon?

America’s Cup: The Schooner and the Foiling Cat

Editorial: Law Limiting Unwarranted Boardings; America’s Cup

Editorial: The Big Game: The Miami Boat Show vs. The Super Bowl

Editorial: Boatyard Burnout

The Quick and Dirty Truth about Boat Buying

Tremolino — The Hybrid Trimaran

Editorial: The Rising Cost of Boating and the Middle Income Buyer

There’s Something about Dead Reckoning

Editorial: New and Used Boat Prices

Editorial: Down the ICW

Editorial: Florida Anchoring Laws

Editorial: Celestial Navigation and Stuff

Editorial: Rhodes 19

Editorial: Night Watch

Revisiting Hurricane Katrina


Tales from The Ocean Almanac

Book Review: Chasing the Cup by Jimmy Spithill

Book Review: A Man for All Oceans: Captain Joshua Slocum and the first solo voyage around the world

Book Review: Desperate Voyage by John Caldwell

Books to Read: Anchoring – A Ground Tackler’s Apprentice

Book Review: At Any Cost: An Autobiography by Peter Tangvald

Book Review: Salt of a Sailor

Books to Read: Fiberglass Boat Restoration: The Project Planning Guide

Books to Read: The Boat Drinks Book ; A Different Tipple in Every Port

Books to Read: Magellan

Book Review: Exposed: The Dark Side of the America’s Cup

Book Review: Ebb and Flow: Tides and Life on Our Once and Future Planet

Books and Nautical Miscellanea

Books to Read: Hero’s Loop

Books to Read: Cruising with Kids

Books to Read: Boat Girl

Books to Read: Two Can Sail

Yacht Pilot’s Cruising Guide to Cuba

Book Review: Escape From Hermit Island

Book Review: Jimmy Cornell’s Ocean Atlas


Bubba’s Coming Home From AC

Bubba: Right Guard Suffers FWC Boarding

Bubba Unhappy With the Racing Rules of Sailing

Bubba Compiling List of Awful Sailboat Names

Bubba: The Boat Parade Falters Yet Again

Bubba: Shots Fired At Sarasota Sailing Squadron Regatta

Bubba Goes To the City by the Bay

Bubba Gets FWC Hearing in Tallahassee

Bubba and the Phlebotomist

Bubba Peeved at Lack of Review

Bubba’s Opinions Reach the Top?

Bubba: Determining What It Is By What It Ain’t

Bubba: For Auld Lang Syne, My Dear

Bubba Disapproves of Olympic Kiteboarding

Bubba’s Christmas Gift

Bubba: Three Amigos and the Big Time

Bubba, Red Man’s Shill at Olympics

Cat Racing Stymies Bubba’s Ardor

Bubba Clears Up Youth Sailing Conundrum

Bubba’s Opinion on Organized Mooring Fields

Bubba Examines the America’s Cup

Bruno Touts Gentle Regatta


Slocum Lives – Joshua Slocum’s Descendants in Florida

No Time for Breakfast in Sandy Key – Sailing with Jim Brown on Scrimshaw

The Making of a World-Class Sailmaker

Florida Women’s Sailing Awards Davis Island Yacht Club Sailor

Tom Hubbell — New US SAILING President

The Marathon Man: Capt. Jack is Back on Track

Miami Native Sarah Newberry Advances Toward Olympics

Sailing With Charley Morgan on Heritage

Stuart Woods – At Home from the Sea

Claiborne Young, 1951-2014

Ginny — A Life Messing Around in Boats

Newman Darby, 1928-2016; Rick White, 1937-2017

Modern Day Argonaut

Ann Davison — A Sailor’s Life Journey of Courage and Persistence

Florida Sailors Compete in Paralympic Games

An Interview with Allison Jolly

Clark Mills — Designer of the Optimist Pram

Carolina Sailing: The Low Country’s Renaissance Boatbuilder


Tips and Tricks Learned the Hard Way on Trailer Sailing Part I

Tips and Tricks Learned the Hard Way on Trailer Sailing Part II

Tips and Tricks Learned the Hard Way on Trailer Sailing Part III

The Advantages of Trailer Sailing

Choosing a Trailer Sailing Boat for Florida Waters


Bareboat Chartering in the Florida Keys

Carolina Sailing: Charter Mania in Charleston?

The Truth About Chartering

Chartering – The Bare Necessities

First Sail on Key West Charter


Irma and Boat Yard Preparation

Effects of Hurricane Irma on Boats in Florida

Florida FWC Hurricane Irma Boat Removal Update

Surviving Hurricane Matthew – An Experience

Surviving Hurricane Matthew

Riding out Hurricane Matthew

Atlantic Hurricane Season 2014

A Hurricane Anchoring System

How Odissea Survived Hurricane Matthew

Atlantic Hurricane Season: Seasonal Predictions; New Storm Surge Maps.

The Hurricane of 1893


Carolina Sailing: Chartermania in Charleston

Carolina Sailing: Revisiting the PDR

Carolina Sailing: South Carolina Maritime Museum – a Timely Expansion

Carolina Sailing: Lowcountry Liveaboard – What’s that Like?

Carolina Sailing: Goin’ Old School – the Keowee Sailing Club

Carolina Sailing: Saving Sailing

Carolina Sailing: Healing and Dealing on the Water

Carolina Sailing: Lightning Fleet Grows in Charleston

Carolina Sailing: Sailors on the Sea

Carolina Sailing: The South Carolina Marine Association

Carolina Sailing: Invasion of the Moths

Carolina Sailing: American Sail, Quietly Closing on 40

Carolina Sailing: Charleston Area Sailors Putting the Holy City on the Map

Carolina Sailing: College of Charleston’s Varsity Offshore Team Goes Big

Carolina Sailing: Rockville Regatta — Fun and Rowdy After 123 Years
Betsy Alison Shares Winning Tips at US SAILING Conference

US SAILING Regional Sailing Symposium — New Ideas on the Sailing Front

National Sailing Programs Symposium

Carolina Sailing: The Lowcountry Maritime Society

Carolina Sailing: Environmental Engagement – Every Sailor’s Onus

Carolina Sailing: The Power of Sailing

Carolina Sailing: An ICW Primer

Carolina Sailing: Classic Boat Rally

Carolina Sailing:

Carolina Sailing: Home Cookin’ for High Performance: The VX One-Design

Carolina Sailing: A Blueprint for Future Events – The Atlantic Cup

Carolina Sailing: Charleston Community Sailing – After 17 Years, Bigger is Definitely Better

Carolina Sailing: Summer Reading for Sailors

Carolina Sailing: Tiny Boats – Big Activity

Carolina Sailing: College of Charleston’s Sailing Center

Carolina Sailing: Southern Collegiate Offshore Regatta

Carolina Sailing: Kiteboarding

Carolina Sailing: Perspective on a Tragedy — The Wreck of the Morning Dew

Carolina Sailing: Barrier Island Boatbuilders

Carolina Sailing: Sailors Going Green

A Lowcountry Milestone — 125 Years of the Rockville Regatta

Hobie 20 Fleet Grows in Charleston Area

Little Kids, Big Dreams — Charleston Community Sailing

Carolina Sailing: A Model Youth Program at the Lake Murray Sailing Association

Carolina Sailing: Sailoree – A Scouting Phenomenon

Carolina Sailing: Will the Spirit of South Carolina Soar Again?

Carolina Sailing: Inland Sailing in South Carolina

Carolina Sailing: Georgetown Wooden Boat Show Turns 25

Carolina Sailing: Upstate Splendor for Sailors: Lake Jocassee

Carolina Sailing: PDRs — Hangin’ with the 99 Percent

Carolina Sailing: Evening Sailing in Charleston

Carolina Sailing: The Spirit of South Carolina —New Chapter or Final Voyage?

Carolina Sailing: Little Boats and Big Hearts

Carolina Sailing: Class 40 Boats Come to Charleston

Carolina Sailing: Six Degrees of Benefits Regattas

Carolina Sailing: Upcoming Georgetown Wooden Boat Show

Carolina Sailing: Charleston Community Sailing Association


US SAILING’s Inaugural Sailing Leadership Forum

US Sailing National Leadership Forum

Oceanographer Sylvia Earle

US Sailing Regional Symposium

US SAILING National Sailing Symposium

Decision Time…Should I Buy a Boat That Has Been Salvaged? Rebuild of a Gemini 3400

Struck by Lightning – Our Lightning Event

Termites Be Gone!!

Four Myths about Fire Extinguishers

April Fools’ Day Misadventure – Steering Failure Causes a Change in Plans

It’s Time To Service Your Winches!

Replacing Vinyl Covering on the Interior of a Hull

Onboard Analog Gauges – How to Use Them and Why

Ask the Surveyor: Keep Your Keel On

Toe Rail Repair: Thinking Outside the Box!

There’s an App for That — Apps for navigation, weather and tides

Cabin Sole Replacement

Ask the Surveyor: The Lowly Coolant Recovery Tank.

Emergency Location Devices

How to Get the Most Out of Your DSC Radio

Solid Wing Sails for Lasers

Saving Wooden Boats

What You Need to Know About Your DSC-VHF Radio When Buying or Selling a Boat
From BoatUS

Twenty-Five Things a Good Marine Surveyor Might Find Wrong With Your Perfect Boat

Ethanol and Outboards

Mast Splice Repair

A Wing Sail for Under $1000!


The Tiwal 3 – A Sailboat in a Box

New Product: Life Cell

Product Review Propane Outboard

New Product: Ship Balm

New Product: SWI-TEC Swim and Emergency Ladder

New Product: Robotic Racing Mark

Products to Watch: Waterproof Drone

Safety Products Review: Strobe/Electronic Flare; Sea-Tags; Bottle Buoy

Inflatable Sails

New Products: Pile Ring

New Product: MiniDive

New Product: ThrowRaft TD2401


Youth Sailing Foundation of Indian River County

Church Youth Sailing Programs

Here Come the Optis

Key West Community Sailing Center

Carolina Sailing: Hilton Head Rowing and Sailing Center

Origin of the Optimist Pram

Kids Learn Shipwright Skills at Boatbuilding Festival

Englewood Sailing Association Celebrates 10 Years

Kids Sailing – Is There A Problem?


America’s Cup Boat for 2021 Revealed

Biking in the America’s Cup – Emirates Team New Zealand is using cycling power on board

36th America’s Cup to Return to Monohull Racing — Crew Nationalities Restricted

Golden Globe Race 1968/2018

63rd Mug Race – Who Will Chug the Mug?

Everglades Challenge 2013

FrankenRaider Sails in the Mug Race

2016 Everglades Challenge

Regata del Sol al Sol XLVIII

Charleston Race Week

Carolina Sailing: The Anatomy of a Medical Rescue

Volvo Ocean Race

The Epic Journey to the Sun — History of the Regata del Sol and Regata del Sol al Sol

American Youth on the Podium at the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda

Why Kids Don’t Want to Sail — Part II: Ideas and Solutions

Rough Conditions Challenge Contenders in the Everglades Challenge


On the Water and In the Water


The Bright Yellow Boat

Story: Avast My Heart in the Fog at Night

Bad Luck Bob

(T)ERROR on Tampa Bay

Sailing with Dad

Snakes on a…Boat?

Modern Airplanes and Fishing Schooners of the 1800s

Lipstick Pirates

Rescue in Mid-Atlantic

Surviving Boatyard Burnout

Realizing the Dream

Always the Same Dream

Hypothermia in Florida

Is it Better to buy a Northern Boat for Florida—and Truck it Down?

Story: Two Memorable Nights Sailing On Tampa Bay

What’s in a Name?

Life Saving Step

Just Go!

To Bike or Not to Bike

Maintenance in Exotic Places

The Rat Race

How — And Why — I Learned To Sail

“Over Prepared” for the Intracoastal

Smooth Operators — in Paradise

Shipwrecked on Elliot Key

Lady the Boat Dog

Battling the Bosun’s Chair Blues

Engine Stall in Traffic

When Your Auxiliary Fails…One Option is to Drop Anchor!


Island Time

The Right to Own a Sailboat

True Life Adventures of a River Rat

Sinking in a Regatta

The Graveyard of the Atlantic

Spring Awakening

Happy Hour Amoré

An Overnight Sail

So — You want to be a Pirate

A Moment on Anclote Key

Sailing is in My Blood, but I Learned What I Know from My Dad

The Cell from Hell

When the Law Comes On Heavy

Incident on the GulfStreamer

Challenges of Sailing the St. Johns…an Admission

The BVIs With a Twist

The Imperfect but Wonderful Georgia ICW

The Rebirth of a Flying Scot

Bummed Out by Buzzards

Head Games

Do I still need A Star to Steer Her By?

A Heads-Up, Please

Why Tampa Bay?

Going Aground

The Barefoot Dentist

It Was Perfect

I Learned About Sailing from That: Going Overboard

Story: Lower Than Low Tide

I Learned About Sailing from That: A Summer Night in the South Pacific

I learned About Sailing From That: Gethomeitis


Florida FWC Derelict Vessel Meeting

Editorial: Anchoring Rights Lobbyist in Florida?

Editorial: Fiberglass Boat Recycling — or Landfill?

January 2014: Florida’s Mooring Field Pilot Program Update

Charleston Waterkeeper

FWC Anchoring and Mooring Field Pilot Program Report

Editorial: Here They Go Again — Florida Anchor Laws Again in Limbo

The Plastic Sea

Our Waterways: FWC Approves Ordinance for Anchoring/Mooring Pilot Program in Martin County

Our Waterways: Gulfport, FL, gets Mooring field Approval; Sarasota to Expand Mooring Field; Florida Passes Laws Benefitting the Marine Industry

Editorial: Are Random Boardings Unconstitutional?

Our Waterways: Are Random Boardings Unconstitutional; Stuart Boater Again Confronts City Hall

FWC Wear It Outreach Program Promotes Inflatable PFD Use

Editorial: The End of Unwarranted Boat Inspections in Florida?

Is Florida Returning to Local Anchoring Regulation?

Editorial: Florida’s Mooring Field Pilot Program

Our Waterways: Marine Patrols Escalate on Gulf Coast; Update on the Sarasota Sailing Squadron’s Mooring Field Application

Our Waterways: FWC Approves Monroe County Anchoring Rules

Editorial: Can Florida Get a No-Boarding-Without-Cause Law?

Ethanol and Outboards

Our Waterways: Mooring Field Pilot Programs; Sewage Spill

Editorial: Dinghy Fees and Plastic Boats

Our Waterways: FWC Website Maps Derelict Boats; Riviera Beach Case on Vessel Definition Reaches the Supreme Court

Our Waterways: Homeowner and Boaters Clash in Miami Beach Anchorage; Boot Key Harbor Update; St. Petersburg Considers Limiting Free Anchoring

Our Waterways: Sarasota Mooring Field Update: Georgia Allows Liveaboards

Our Waterways: Sarasota Mooring Field Opens; New BoatUS Florida Anchoring Sheets

Change in Boot Key Harbor; Titusville’s New Mooring Field


Supreme Court Rejects Florida Man’s Houseboat Appeal – Wins Landmark Case but Loses Compensation

Meetings with Remarkable Men and Women on the ICW

Classic Boat Regatta

The Search for the Perfect Boat

Isles Yacht Club, Punta Gorda, FL

The Gulf Yachting Association

Some Dogs Have Better Manners than Their Owners

Hui Wharram

Not Glamorous but Rewarding – Life on a 36’ Sailboat

Dog Onboard? Know What You are Getting Into

U.S. Coast Guard Summary of Boating Accidents in 2014

So…You Live on a Boat and Need a Driver’s License?

Radio-Controlled Lasers – North American Championship

Crossing the Atlantic in a 42-inch Boat? The Little Boat Project

Learning to Sail is BOSS! ASA Training in the Grenadines

US Navy Rescues Two Sailors Adrift at Sea in the Western Pacific Five Months
– From U.S. Navy

Foiling. Future Fantastic or Foiling the Future?

A Cell Plan for Cruisers

Cruising a Different Way

Hui Wharram Rendezvous 2017

Hydrofoiling Lasers With Wing Sails

Everglades Challenge 2015: Canceled At First Checkpoint

When Death Fell On Alabama — The Dauphin Island Tragedy

The New Orleans Lightship Race Tragedy

Pilot Charts

Buying a Fixer-Upper

Good Samaritans Tossing a Towline: For Free or for Money? Are You Liable and Are You Obligated to Tow?

WaterTribe Everglades Challenge 2014

Bill Wellington — Yacht Designer and Builder of Wellington Yachts

Learning to Sail on a Weeklong Cruise — A Primer

Spouse Overboard

Lightning Protection

Rebuilding a 1960 O’Day Dolphin 24

Buying a Boat Out of Charter

Composting on Calypso

Club News: Dataw Island; Key West Community Sailing Center

Classic Schooner Lynx Winters in Florida

Supreme Court Rules on Houseboat

A Good Time for a Bad Thing to Happen — The Dismasting of Orient Express

Bareboating North Carolina Mini-Guide

Wharram Rendezvous, Florida Keys

Cleaning Up on the Great Dismal Swamp

Key Largo Catboat Rendezvous

Southeastern U.S. to the Caribbean: Weather Patterns to Know and When to Go

Women on the Water Boating Forum

The Wreck of the Bounty — One Year Later

Midwest Women’s Sailing Conference

From Calcutta to Cracker Jack

Gulfport Volunteers Refloat Grounded Boat

(R)evolution of Women’s Sailing on the Gulf Coast

Seven Seas Cruising Association Annual Meeting
Wharram Rendezvous: James Wharram Attends the Keys Rendezvous

Buddy Boating: Are Two (Three, Four) Heads Better Than One?

Bone Island Regatta to Key West

Tall Ships Come to Savannah

Tilting at Bridges

Useppa Island Catboat Rendezvous

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