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2023 July 1 - 12:00 am

The ups and downs of a transit through the Panama Canal goes smoothly with the Panama Posse

Of my many madcap boating adventures around the world, transiting the Panama Canal is the one that always elicits the most oohs and aahs. It’s been declared “the epitome of man’s mastery over na
2023 April 1 - 12:00 am
The waters are teeming with sailors who own and handle their own boats with aplomb. But all too often, these same sailors who skillfully ply their local waters, reject the idea of chartering, over dif
2022 April 1 - 12:00 am

Spice up a charter by throwing in some competitive fun

Chartering isn’t always about lolling around at anchor in turquoise splendor. For avid racers, bareboat chartering offers a chance to enjoy competition in new and exciting venues, with fresh opponen
2021 October 1 - 12:00 am

Sailors overcame hurdles J/70 on their way to great racing at the j?70 world championship

The J/70 World Championship fleet sails off Marina de Rey, California.Sharon Green photoWhen California Yacht Club tried, and tried again, to host the J/70 World Championship regatta, members of the M
2021 July 1 - 12:00 am

The race down the West Coast from Newport Beach, California, to Ensenada, Mexico, has drawn racers for 75 years with fun and challenging sailing

After being sidelined during the long pandemic pause, the annual Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race in late April marked our long-awaited return to sailboat racing. We scrambled to make our boat race read
2021 April 1 - 12:00 am

A backyard charter off Santa Barbara, California, is the perfect ‘coastal distancing’ cruise

The afternoon sail had been brisk, slicing through the cobalt sea with a string of verdant islands to our south and dramatically rising mountains to the north. After heading back to our slip, we fresh
2021 April 1 - 12:00 am

Packing a ditch bag when you charter provides peace of mind for this happy group of sailors

We didn’t see the lone water bottle floating in the choppy seas as we departed Gallowsbay Harbor on the Caribbean island of St. Eustatius. Even if we had, we might not have realized it was attached
2020 December 1 - 12:00 am

Just 16 miles from San Diego, Mexico’s Coronado Islands are a perfect spot for a staycation cruise

Exotic destinations will always have their allure, but 2020 has been the year of the staycation. For landlubbers, it meant camping in the backyard, but for sailors it became the perfect excuse to beco
2020 April 1 - 12:00 am

When the Golden Rock Regatta was cancelled, this crew of racers changed plans and switched to charter cruising in the Leeward Islands

Betsy Senescu photo I never intended to pull a bait and switch. When my husband Barry and I invited avid racing friends to join us in the Caribbean, our intent was to compete in the Golden R

Perry on Design

  • Bob Perry gives the interior of a 1998 Farr-designed racer a makeover for offshore sail training

  • This next gen racer-cruiser is elegantly fast

  • A comfy cruiser with loads of interior space has options to suit many