Cruising

In this section, our contributing writers share their adventures from the Northeast to exotic destinations around the globe.

Cruising

Satori in the Exumas

By Chris Szepessy

Satori in the Exumas

Another fantastic Colgate Sailing Adventures® flotilla By Heather Hild Atwater Editor’s note: Flotilla cruising is an excellent way to enjoy an unforgettable charter vacation, particularly if your sailing experience is limited. And you won’t find nicer or more capable flotilla leaders than Heather Hild Atwater & Nate Atwater, who lead Offshore Sailing School’s Colgate Sailing Adventures® Flotilla Cruises to exotic destinations around the world. What do a pilot, a librarian, an artist, a cowgirl and a financial…

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Exploring Scoresby Sound

By Chris Szepessy

Exploring Scoresby Sound

Cruising Club of America members visit Greenland’s Forbidden Coast Story and photos by Simon & Sally Currin     After five seasons cruising the Scottish Hebrides, we dropped our home mooring and slid north through the great tidal races of Cuan Sound and the Sound of Mull before getting beaten up by a stiff northerly in the Minch, which rendered both of my crew sick as dogs. By the time we sought shelter at Lochinver, I was…

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Getting Salty

By Chris Szepessy

Getting Salty

A cruising couple signs on for a Salty Dawg Rally to the Caribbean By Jim Bradley Azure blue skies, steady trade winds, white sand beaches, rum drinks, watching the Caribbean sun sink into the sea – these were on our mind as we thought of bringing our Shannon 47/52 sailboat Kalli to the Caribbean after a summer of sailing in the Northeast. Weather bombs, dismastings, mechanical problems, spare boat parts – these were also very much on…

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Adventure Close at Hand

By Chris Szepessy

Adventure Close at Hand

By John Vrolyk Quarantine, social distancing, the duration, a new normal—these were the words most often on our lips last summer. They describe what began in March and stretched forward into the unknowable future, a procession of days, each subtly but perceptibly worse than the one before, a lethargic slide into melancholy, paralleling the slow-motion tragedy of the global pandemic. From this paralytic existence, escape is the ultimate privilege. Last summer, it was granted to me—an unearned…

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NEEL TRIMARANS – What Makes Them Special?

By Gregor Tarjan

NEEL TRIMARANS – What Makes Them Special?

By Gregor Tarjan CEO/founder Aeroyacht Multihull Specialists Let us say you are dreaming about a multihull – a boat that will take you and your family safely and swiftly to far horizons. She must be fast, comfortable, and well built. In your search you have eliminated monohulls and are focusing on catamarans. But have you considered the clever NEEL Trimaran range? NEEL Company Background and DNA NEEL trimarans have firmly established themselves on the multihull market. It…

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Salty Dawg Sailing Association Announces 2021 Rallies

By Chris Szepessy

Salty Dawg Sailing Association Announces 2021 Rallies

Our friends at the Salty Dawg Sailing Association have announced their 2021 Rally Schedule. Each of the rallies listed here is an opportunity for sailors to cruise in company, with the safety, camaraderie, and passage-preparation assistance that a rally can provide. “Registration is open for the East Coast Rally (from the Caribbean to the U.S.), and you can register right through our website at saltydawgsailing.org,” said SDSA Rally Director Sheldon Stuchell. “Registration for the other rallies and events will…

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Against All Odds, Part 2

By Chris Szepessy

Against All Odds, Part 2

Story and photos by Anthony Pozun, RN Editor’s note: In the summer of 2019, Tony Pozun was planning his eleventh trip from his home in Northport, NY south to Florida and The Bahamas aboard his Catalina 400 Mark II Mystical Paradise. After his beloved islands were devastated by Hurricane Dorian that September, Tony’s voyage became a humanitarian mission. If you missed Part 1, it’s at windcheckmagazine.com/article/against-all-odds/ I left Hinckley Yachts in my rented car and traveled to West…

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Flotilla Cruising in the Apostle Islands

By Chris Szepessy

Flotilla Cruising in the Apostle Islands

Story & photos by Colgate Sailing Adventures® Trip Co-Leader, Heather Atwater Editor’s note: Our friends Heather & Nate Atwater are the Co-Leaders of Offshore Sailing School’s Colgate Sailing Adventures® Flotilla Cruises, which visit exotic destinations around the world. In this installment, Heather recounts a visit to the Apostle Islands, a group of twenty-two scenic islands in Lake Superior.   Saturday, July 11, 2020 marked the start of our Apostle Islands Flotilla in Bayfield, Wisconsin, a quaint lakeside…

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Cruising Under the Cloud of the Coronavirus

By Chris Szepessy

Cruising Under the Cloud of the Coronavirus

By Captain Linda Perry Riera Editor’s note: This article originally appeared at ArgonSailing.com, an excellent cruising blog produced by Captain Linda Perry Riera and Captain Bob Damiano that documents voyages aboard their Tartan 4000 Argon in New England, the Caribbean and everywhere between. Argon’s itinerary for spring 2020 had her starting a leisurely month through the Bahamas in April followed by some offshore passages to arrive home in Newport, Rhode Island by early June. Instead, we found…

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Private Sailing Charters: The Way to Go?

By Chris Szepessy

Private Sailing Charters: The Way to Go?

Captain Darin Keech, owner of Poet’s Lounge Sailing Charters out of Mystic, CT, has offered private charters in the region’s most exquisite sailing location for seventeen years, and he has a sailing solution for those who’ve been too long in isolation. “Providing the COVID-19 public safety status improves, Poet’s Lounge Sailing Charters intends to operate two classic sailing vessels this season,” says Captain Darin. “Considering the concerns of these times, private charters for couples or your own…

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