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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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When Rich Wilson of Marblehead, MA sets sail in the Vendée Globe non-stop solo ‘round the world race on Sunday, November 6, 2016, he might be alone on the boat, but more than 500,000 school kids will be tracking his progress.Read Article »
A native of Boston, MA, Rich Wilson is unique in this edition due to his age, his physical condition, and his goal. This is his second Vendée Globe to be sure, but there are three other entrants embarking on their second and five skippers doing their fourth.Read Article »
Editor’s note: Molly Mulhern’s article ‘Sailors Growing Sailors,’ about mentoring programs at yacht clubs and community sailing programs around the country, appeared in our August 2016 issue.
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Prestige Yacht Sales has announced that career broker Fletcher Ryan has joined the sales team at the company’s Essex, CT office.Read Article »
By Captain Charlie Simon A lot of guys ask me, “How did you get your wife to sail around the world with you?” From our nearly 40 years of sailing together, here are my top 10 tips: Captain Charlie & Cathy Simon completed a 26,000-mile circumnavigation aboard their Taswell 58 Celebrate in 2015. ©spokesman.com 1. Take Small Bites. We’d started with chartering small daysailers on the San Francisco Bay and graduated to staying overnight at anchor. Then we…Read Article »
As Executive Director of Hudson River Community Sailing (HRCS), based at Pier 66 in New York City, Robert Burke has the helm of an innovative and very successful organization.Read Article »
We needed a way to give back, which is why we started Hello Ocean, an organization that expands ocean conservation and research through citizen science and educational media.Read Article »
Even though the boating season is drawing to a close, we are well advised to be sure that we have insurance in place, even over the winter. This column is about that.
We arrived in the middle of the night in the harbor of Atuona, Hiva Oa, running on diesel fumes with a heavy breeze on the bow. It was dark, forbidding harbor with huge swells and cliffs on both sides as we anchored.Read Article »