Mahina Tiare Sails into the Med

From Lisbon on the Atlantic coast, they cruise to Gibraltar, the south of Spain and the Balearic Islands  (January/February 2018) Amanda and I had an excellent time in Cascais, Portugal, between Legs 4 & 5 with perfect weather for varnishing the toe rail and dodger trim for the first in a year and instead of

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Lessons and Tales From the Cockpit

Gaining experience and learning from the experts while enjoying a 850-mile sail aboard Mahina Tiare III  (a photo essay)  (published November/December 2017) The first of July I was happily minding my own business when an email from John Neal of Mahina Expeditions came across my desk. “We are leaving in two weeks on Leg 4

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Sailing to the Extreme

Five offshore adventures that will build your blue water skills and may change your life  (published August 2017) There is no better way to build the skills and confidence you need for safe offshore cruising than by making long offshore passages with experienced instructors and experienced skippers. Here are five ways to transform yourself from

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Sailing Schools Will Make You An Old Salt

Learning to sail is one of life's great rewards and choosing the right school and the right progression of courses makes all the difference in the world  (published August 2017) Before Rosie and I took off sailing around the world, she thought it would be prudent for her to take some sailing and cruising lessons

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