• Photo courtesy Dudley DudleyAuthor Tom Dudley’s Electra 22 Right On heeled over in a brisk breeze. The boat was used in his first race off Portsmouth, N.H. in a thick fog.
    July 26, 2021

    In the grip of a strange racing fever

    Who wants to face discomfort, despair, physical depletion and loss of zest for life, for four hours or four weeks, to compete with a boat that might average five mph? Well, Gulf of Maine racers do.

  • Photo by photographerAbove, he’s got the whole world in his hand. At right, the author navigates the All In around his farm. Inset: The work involves a lot of wading.
    July 26, 2021

    His world is our oyster

    One day I’m retired and idle: the next, I’m an oyster farmer. How did I go from eyeballs-deep in a couch to total immersion in raising Eastern oysters? Well, hang onto your hat!

  • Graphic by Duane Cline
    July 26, 2021

    Sailor’s Jeopardy: It’s knot what you think

    Where does “Slush Fund” actually come from? Pick up some valuable trivia to impress your boating friends.

  • An American dream
    July 26, 2021

    An American dream

    From suit and tie to overalls: Man emigrates to America to make fortune in automobile industry, then, at age 40, leaves fast-track to build and restore classic boats. Sounds like a novel.

  • Photo courtesy Marilyn Pond BrighamTop photo: Marilyn poses next to her new boat Christmas morning. Above: When lying down is the only way you can sail your boat, lying down is what you do.
    July 26, 2021

    A boat of my own

    Most girls want a pony for Christmas. I wanted a boat.