Features

Little Rhody, big water

May 22, 2017 at 12:00 am

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 at 2:02 pm

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 at 12:00 am

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 at 2:13 pm

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.

When the water turns wicked

January 27, 2017 at 7:56 pm

We asked four skippers participating in the National Geographic Channel’s “Wicked Tuna” competition how they handle high wind and sea conditions. Here’s what they said.

Cruise to Cuba

November 21, 2016 at 2:26 pm

More than 60 years ago, a young Bay Stater conceived the idea, and started planning it only a couple of years ago. Now it’s been realized in a fast Cal 2-30 named Scooch.

A winter delivery becomes a solistice sleighride

September 26, 2016 at 10:23 am

Our mission was to deliver a 38-foot Young Brothers gillnetter from Islip, Long Island, to Portland, Maine, the week before Christmas. The pennants on her gillnet buoys snapped ominously like prayer flags.

Live aboard? Why not?

August 17, 2016 at 2:12 pm

The timing was right for the semi-retired couple and although there have been some challenges, they wouldn’t have it any other way.

Cruising the Kite Loop

July 20, 2016 at 12:33 pm

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 at 9:15 am

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?