Owning a Sailboat | Things to Consider

Now you’ve caught the sailing bug and have decided you are ready and want to own your own sailboat. What next? How do I find the right boat for me? It’s very easy to get caught up in the moment and buy your “dream boat” only to have it turn into a nightmare. Here are … Read more

Caribbean Regattas | Boat Preparation Tips

Sailboats racing

This is the time of year when many are preparing their boats for the Caribbean regatta season. Racing starts there in the Northern Hemisphere winter and ends at the start of the hurricane season. Generally from January to June. The locally based boats are well-prepared and know what to expect. Here are some tips for … Read more

New Sails | When and How to get them

Experienced sailors and long time boat owners know when it’s time to replace their sails. They generally know exactly what they want and can communicate this information to the sail maker. This results in the right sail for their boat with only a little input from the sail maker. Less experienced sailors or new boat … Read more

Lessons Learned Sailing

This is about some lessons learned sailing in a new area and in a new (to me) boat. Just started sailing and racing again having moved from the Caribbean to the US. Met some people over the summer and got invited to do some racing on some different boats. So here are some lessons remembered … Read more

Bowsprit Sails

As I was walking through the Annapolis Boat Show I was struck by how similar the new boats seemed to be. To the untrained eye they would’ve been difficult to tell apart from one another. If it hadn’t been for the prominently displayed builders and designers logos. They were all very similar in their concepts. … Read more