• Photos by Tricia McGrathThe purchase of a Cal 22 completed the author's transition from power to sail.
    April 22, 2019

    Holy Cannoli! I like to sail

    Smitten by the Masefield “Sea Fever” romance of sailing vessels, but hesitant to embrace the recreation of moving small boats with the wind, Tricia espouses powerboating. Years later, epiphany.

  • Photos by Capt. Michael L. MartelThe experience of being aboard Knot Too Bad, the Formula 37 Capt. Mike was tasked with delivering, was both nerve-wracking and exhilarating.
    April 22, 2019

    Fast forward to Boothbay

    You’re watching a video of the coast from Mystic, Conn., to Boothbay, Maine, filmed in midsummer from offshore. Now press the fast-forward. But don’t forget fast-reverse.

  • Serenity at Bunker Cove, just inside the western end of the Roque Island Thorofare.Points East file photo by Roger Long
    April 22, 2019

    Our Favorite Maine anchorages

    Part 1: Not “Best Anchorages,” just our preferred harbors, islands, rivers and coves, and we favor smaller places with nature and solitude – or ones with good eats, museums and theater.

  • The view in Salem Harbor, and (inset), on Derby Street, a creepy example of the things that supposedly inhabited the town in the 1600s. Photo by Marilyn Pond Brigham
    March 18, 2019

    Bound for Salem

    And why not? This seaport on the North Shore of Boston has a grand maritime history, classic architecture, tourist haunts, boating services, and more witchcraft lore than the average salt can handle.

  • A Nonsuch fleet racing, their unmistakable wishbone rigs -- a concept lifted from windsurfing -- making them immediately identifiable.Photo courtesy Sue Cornell
    March 18, 2019

    Handsome is as handsome does

    An interview with Mark Ellis, creator of the cat-rigged Nonsuch series of sailboats that strained sensibilities and changed the way we think about sensible cruising boat design.

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