• Cruising the Kite Loop
    July 20, 2016

    Cruising the Kite Loop

    Part 1: What do you do when you want to attempt the Great Loop, or the Down East Loop, but don’t have the time? You invent a new, shorter circle and name it after its fanciful shape.

  • Cruising in Buckman’s Wake
    June 22, 2016

    Cruising in Buckman’s Wake

    In the spirit of minimalist David Buckman, the author embarked upon his “Epic Voyage Writ Small” in a 20-foot daysailer. But did David ever sail with two 10-year-olds as crew?

  • Special Delivery
    June 15, 2016

    Special Delivery

    Ensign Hull No. 1337 has been in the author’s family for five decades, and five generations of Coppas have sailed her off the same Wickford, R.I., mooring since the late 1960s.

  • Quarry cruise
    May 19, 2016

    Quarry cruise

    Part I: The 19th- and early 20th-century granite mining operations in Maine’s Penobscot Bay were the hooks for this trailer-boat cruise to Hurricane Island, Tenants Harbor, and the Muscle Ridge Channel.

  • Buzzards: A bay with attitude
    April 13, 2016

    Buzzards: A bay with attitude

    The weather on Massachusetts’ Buzzards Bay is notorious for its fickleness, and her waters will test the mettle of any mariner. One never knows what conditions the “Bay of Buzzards” will produce.

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