There is no topic that we have covered as often and as thoroughly as going sailing with children aboard.
Why? The answer lies in the children that we have met living aboard boats with their families.
The cruising kids that we have known have been active and knowledgeable, curious about the sea, other people, and the great …Read more
Book Review – SeaWise Emergency Action Guide and Safety Checklists for Sailing Yachtsby Zvi Richard Dor-ner and Zvi Frank. Cornell Maritime Press, a division of Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
An ‘action guide book’ for mariners, inspired by the aviation world’s discipline of thorough checklists for everything.
“What ifs?” are dark questions that lurk …Read more
Although it is a hefty paperback, The Boat Galley Cookbook by cruisers Carolyn Shearlock and Jan Irons is likely to help raise your waterline, because it consolidates in one volume many culinary resources cruising chefs have previously felt obliged to carry.
Indeed, no cruising cookbook I have ever seen has so deliberately set out to …Read more
After finishing Wendy Hinman’s Tightwads on the Loose, I placed it on my bookshelf next to Jana Cawrse Esarey’s The Motion of the Ocean and Torre DeRoche’s Swept: Love with a Chance of Drowning, because, like those two books, Tightwads on the Loose is a brightly-written sailing memoir by a young female cruiser from …Read more
Looking for some new recipes that you can actually make in your boat’s galley? Good food, but not gourmet? Ingredients you can actually find and store on your boat? Recipes that don’t require a bunch of electric appliances?
The Boat Galley Cookbook, due out in October, promises all that plus information on food storage, substitutions, …Read more
Book Review – Mariner’s Guide to Nautical Information, by Priscilla Travis. Cornell Maritime Press
It is fair to wonder if there is any lingo more alien to a newcomer than the jargon of sailors? “Boat speak” appears to be English (most of the time), but so many terms consolidate reams of meaning and process. How’s a …Read more
In their new book Cruising conversations with a daring duo! Corinne and Chuck Kanter delve through their 30+ years of sailing experience, especially their 15 years as full-time liveaboards. In this memoir, they share their learning experiences, the wonderful people they met, and the joys of the lifestyle outside the proverbial box.
The following excerpts are …Read more
I’m a sucker for a well-told tale, and Swept: Love With a Chance of Drowning by Torre DeRoche is just that. Decades ago, sailing sagas were told by weathered men sailing solo on distant seas; today they are told by the women convinced to go along.
Not unlike Janna Cawrse Esarey’s Motion of the Ocean, Swept …Read more
In a foreword to her new book — Bull Canyon: A Boat Builder, A Writer and other Wildlife – Lin Pardey asks fans of her sailing adventures aboard Seraffyn to hang in with her through this transition book, the story of Lin and husband Larry’s four years ashore during construction of their new …Read more
This is an excellent book and very different from Jimmy Cornell’s more well-known books World Cruising Routes and World Cruising Destinations.
A Passion for the Sea is a bit hard to describe because the book is packed with stories, advice and tips from Cornell’s lifetime of cruising.
Not only does the author draw …Read more
Lin Pardey interviews 11 cruising couples fresh from their first major crossing – and finds out what they worried about and what they learned. We have divided this article in 2 parts. Part 1 describes worries about bad weather and gear failures. Here, in part 2, Lin Pardey writes about other common worries as well as suggestions for those preparing to set …Read more