Three salty books for your summer reading

June 1, 2016 at 2:08 pm

Reviewed by Sandy Marsters For Points East Around the World in Six Years Not every book that should be read is well written or even well edited. In the age of self-publishing, that is simply a reality. I’m something of an Island Packet acolyte. In a recent company newsletter, IRead More

Easy lessons in mastering the essence of cruising

April 1, 2016 at 2:14 pm

Penelope Down East   By Sandy Marsters For Points East Bless the boating purists. And thanks for not making me one of them. Once I picked up a couple of hitchhikers in Lunenberg, Nova Scotia. They were cruisers who were headed to the Laundromat with bags of boat laundry. TheirRead More

Three books (maybe four), a video for winter

February 1, 2016 at 1:52 pm

Reviewed by Sandy Marsters For Points East I have never met author Roger Taylor but he has nevertheless had an outsized influence on my boating life. First it was his 1977 book, “Good Boats,” a luscious coffee-table catalogue of the cruising boats that Taylor felt represented the cream of theRead More