• Huntress turns 60
    March 8, 2017

    Huntress turns 60

    It was love at first sight when, in 1983, the author laid eyes on the very first Hinckley Pilot 35 to come down the ways, and he bought her. Last summer, he celebrated her six decades of sailing.

  • GLOUCESTER, Mass. - Deckhand Geordie Sousa (Left) and First Mate Sandro Maniaci (Right) aboard the FV-Tuna.Com. (Photo Credit: Pilgrim Television and Film)
    January 27, 2017

    When the water turns wicked

    We asked four skippers participating in the National Geographic Channel’s “Wicked Tuna” competition how they handle high wind and sea conditions. Here’s what they said.

  • On discovery and bar bullies
    November 21, 2016

    On discovery and bar bullies

    Some say there are no wild places yet to discover in the Gulf of Maine, or wild times to be had in its ports-of-call. Nonsense!

  • Cruise to Cuba
    November 21, 2016

    Cruise to Cuba

    More than 60 years ago, a young Bay Stater conceived the idea, and started planning it only a couple of years ago. Now it’s been realized in a fast Cal 2-30 named Scooch.

  • Points East Yachtsman of the Year: Richard Hallett
    October 30, 2016

    Points East Yachtsman of the Year: Richard Hallett

    This year’s Yachtsman of the Year is the son of our very first winner back in 1999.

Cruise of the Leight: Part 1

Cruise of the Leight: Part 1

March 13, 2017

I was imagining my summer of cruising as a “sailabout” of sorts, sharing qualities of the aboriginal Australians’ walkabouts. I was seeking the peace of wild places, mysteries of nature, depths of solitude, and the incomprehensible energy of the sea. I wanted to lie in the sun, drink wine, read,Read More

The unvarnished truth about the 10 percent rule

The unvarnished truth about the 10 percent rule

March 13, 2017

We have owned our wooden sloop Aloft for over 15 years. During that time, we have rebuilt the engine, replaced framing, planks and port lights, renewed decks with Dynel and epoxy, painted the topsides at least every other year, and performed countless other tasks and upgrades necessary to keep aRead More

Boats as reflections of one’s stage of life

Boats as reflections of one’s stage of life

March 13, 2017

It was in the midst of a long stretch of nothing as we headed home from Maine – hour after hour of incessant, greasy, undulating seas and an occasional glimpse of land off Cape Neddick – when my old psychologist friend spoke. We’d both been quiet for a while, whichRead More

’Bird Dog

’Bird Dog

March 13, 2017

Guest perspective/Paul Brown The ’Bird: A Thunderbird 26 sloop is a so-called one-design “racer/cruiser.” In 1958, it was the winning design, by Seattle naval architect Ben Seaborn, in a plywood association’s contest for the best sailboat fashioned from marine plywood. The objective was a low-cost “Volkswagen,” simple to build andRead More

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