Tag: Passagemaking

#34 – By Dark of Night

At a recent cruiser dinner I found myself sitting next to a couple just starting out. The wife clearly had reservations about their upcoming trip which will call for sailing overnight. I asked her, “What is it that scares you?” and she looked at me like I was a dunce. “It’ll be dark!”

#33 – How We Choose Where We Cruise – Part 2

Last month we surveyed the basic principles that guide how cruisers, especially new cruisers, make decisions about where they are going to cruise. Those principals were interests of the crew, activities they want to pursue, personal style, needs from civilization (or not!), recommendations, security, and, of course, the patterns of climate, season, wind direction and [...]

#32 – How We Choose Where We Cruise – Part 1

Cruisers are unique travelers.  We can go almost anywhere in the world we get a hankering to see (some of them places no one else can reach), subject to patience, planning, ability, tolerance, plus a few rules and a nearby shoreline.  Hand-in-hand with the idea of going cruising is usually a dream destination. Where it [...]