Editor’s Page

As a kid, Bob Muggleston took sailing lessons at Pettipaug Sailing Academy, on the Connecticut River, and that was it — he was done for. All the racing and cruising he’s done since, and the years of tooling around in a 16-foot Larsen runabout, are because of those lessons. His obsession with boats, in general, and his inability to turn one down that’s free? That might be fodder for a therapy session. However, he takes comfort in knowing he’s not alone.

Passing the CG torch, one boat at a time

May 21, 2018 at 12:00 am

For cadets between their second and third years at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, June is a special month. Classes are over, the grass on their hillside campus overlooking the Thames River is green again, and afternoon southwesterlies – warm, and full of promise – haveRead More

Iceland in the house

April 23, 2018 at 12:00 am

If an award existed for the greatest distance traveled to exhibit at this year’s Maine Boat Builders Show in Portland, Maine (March 23-25), it would have gone to Iceland’s Björn Jónsson, who travelled over 2,300 miles. Remarkably, this was only 400 miles farther than an exhibitor from Houston, Texas, traveled.Read More

Our friend Nim

March 19, 2018 at 12:00 am

I hope you’ll indulge me. In the last issue of this magazine, long-time editor Nim Marsh announced that, effective immediately, he was stepping down. He did so halfway through one of his finest editorials, and no doubt some of you choked on your coffee and re-read the sentence several timesRead More