• Labor Day excursion
    September 8, 2020

    Labor Day excursion

    I shot these photos this morning from the Green Street Bridge over the Ipswich (Mass.) River. The couple in the boat are our friends and neighbors, Jon & Gabrielle on their way to Crane Beach. Dan Raycroft

  • Photo by Diana DonahueThe author at Mojo's helm. The boat's small diesel was a welcome change from the outboard on his last boat.
    August 24, 2020

    Mojo bound for Maine

    Mark and the indomitable Diana set sail from Buzzards Bay’s Red Brook Harbor aboard the J/30 Mojo, destination Mount Desert in Downeast Maine. The first leg, to Gloucester, was almost flawless.

  • Photo courtesy LVRA/WikipediaThe O'pen Skiff is a boat that kids worldwide love to sail. This regatta, in France, is in light air.
    August 24, 2020

    Pocket school ships

    New England sailors, coaches and instructors share their thoughts about the boat designs, makes, models, rigs and sizes that have proven best for teaching all ages and abilities to work the wind.

  • Saquatucket Municipal Marina (top), the Harwich Port harbormaster's office (right), and the view from the author's boat (above).
    August 24, 2020

    Harwich Port, Mass.: Home away from home

    Home: safety, quietude, belonging. Port: haven for mariners and vessels. Saquatucket Harbor, in Harwich Port, Mass., has been our home port – away from our true home port – for 20 years.

  • Corona cruising
    August 11, 2020

    Corona cruising

    North on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway from Jacksonville Beach, Florida to Norfolk, Virginia in March & April 2020.

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