• Shore leave
    June 26, 2017

    Shore leave

    Give the galley chef a break and head for one of these eateries that offers dockage for your boat, or is convenient to transient slips and moorings.

  • Little Rhody, big water
    May 22, 2017

    Little Rhody, big water

    Sure, Rhode Island is land-challenged, but, for recreational mariners, Narragansett Bay, with its 256 miles of coastline can be a surprising and fascinating cruising ground.

  • ‘Living large’ aboard a very small vessel
    May 18, 2017

    ‘Living large’ aboard a very small vessel

    By Bob Muggleston For Points East Last summer, in the crowded Connecticut anchorage where I kept my boat, there was one vessel that always caught my eye. It was a small catamaran with a rectangular cabin aboard it that had not one, but two, decks – one on the roof,Read More

  • 20 years of running the river
    April 24, 2017

    20 years of running the river

    The Run to the Crescent is a fundraising 13-mile inflatable-dinghy cruise-in-company from Newburyport, Mass., up the Merrimack River to the Crescent Yacht Club in Haverhill.

  • 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.

Northeast wind, Seal Trap, acute awareness

Northeast wind, Seal Trap, acute awareness

June 26, 2017

Cruise of the Leight, Part Four: 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 lieRead More

If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute

If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute

June 26, 2017

An early season heat wave hit the Isles of Shoals this week, and with it came the first big wave of visiting yachts and boats. The most notable among them was Paul Rollins’ lovely schooner Heart’s Desire. It felt like the middle of July in Texas this afternoon, as weRead More

Tech and humans: It takes two to tango

Tech and humans: It takes two to tango

June 26, 2017

I used to be scared when I went to sea. But it was a healthy fear that was good for me, and got me this far. Then along came the kind of technology that exuded certainty, almost saying, “I’ll handle this part. I’m always correct. But you handle your part;Read More

‘It’s Thursday.’ ‘Me, too; let’s get a drink’

June 26, 2017

Guest perspective/Lauren E. Storck In the U.S. alone, there are 50 million of us with some hearing loss or deafness. That’s one in five people of all ages, on average. If you are so challenged, these three thoughts are important: 1. No shame is warranted or allowed; 2. Be awareRead More

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