• Photo by Bruce ParsonsA bird’s-eye view of Star Island.
    June 20, 2022

    An insider’s guide to the Isles of Shoals

    There’s lots to love about this location just off the Maine and New Hampshire coasts. Here are some tips for making the most of your visit.

  • Photo by Christopher BirchGrape-Nuts cut to the heart of the cruising life.
    June 20, 2022


    The joy of cruising is that life is distilled to its simplest terms.

  • Photo by Ali Wisch FabreA well-stocked food locker will have plenty of staples on hand like salt, pepper, tea, coffee and sugar.
    June 20, 2022

    Provisioning pro-tips: Prep is important

    Planning is key. Plus a recipe for an easy Pasta Fagioli that will keep your crew satisified.

  • Photo courtesy Dennis LeshThe sail pretty much says it all. It worked.
    June 20, 2022

    The perfect proposal

    The planning was intense, the execution flawless and the result? Magical.

  • Photos by Marilyn Pond BrighamAbove, the ancient and aptly named Still Afloat with a rubrail that serves to cushion blows from other boats, and also hides some repair work. At right, Paul helps the couple’s dog into the newer of their dinghies, an inflatable named Quellefois.
    June 20, 2022

    A tale of 2 dinghies

    A pair of venerable dinks, with a cumulative age of more than six decades, has for years served the Brighams and their five sailing vessels as tried-and-true tools in their quests for successful cruises.

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    Female skipper of Tartan 33 out of Winthrop, Mass. looking for crew for cruising this summer to Maine and possibly RI, Conn and New York. …