• Photo by Sandy MarstersMerle Hallett waves to other boaters during one of the many MS Regattas he organized.
    January 30, 2023

    Remembering Merle Hallett

    With Merle, who accomplished so much, it wasn’t about what he accomplished as much as how he went about it – with grace and dignity.

  • Photo by Mark BarrettDiana, relaxing in the cockpit of Mojo.
    January 30, 2023

    Fetching Lady Liberty

    Part 1: Cruising partner Diana is goal oriented. In 2018, we sailed our J/30 from Cape Cod to Mount Desert Island because she wanted to climb Cadillac Mountain. In 2019, she wanted to climb the Statue of Liberty. Oh boy . . .

  • I walked from the shore to the site of our picnic; sure enough, there was a dirty, shaggy, totally disreputable-looking sheep standing with his head buried in our huge bowl of fresh fruit salad, and quite a crowd standing back watching him.
    January 30, 2023

    In sheep’s clothing

    An unexpected wildlife incursion tested the mettle of this new captain.

  • Photo by ChristopherBirchThe water deck fill is labeled “Water” for a reason.
    January 30, 2023

    Boatloads of shame

    A moment of inattention leads to disasterous results

  • Photos by Kevin McCarthyAbove, with Cape Cod Bay in the rear view mirror, the author takes aim at the Cape Cod Canal. At right, the author’s “nav station” on his 21-foot Eastern Pilot.
    January 30, 2023

    Runabout to Rhode Island

    From Rye, N.H., to Block Island, R.I., in a 21-foot Eastern Pilot runabout: I’d been studying this route and planning this cruise for two years, and here I was, Aug. 10, 2022, on the cusp of my adventure.

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