Francois Gabart: Superman

The handsome, mild mannered Frenchman, did the impossible when he knocked six days off the solo round the world record  (published March 2018) Imagine yourself on board a massive 100-foot trimaran. You are alone, sailing through the Southern Ocean in an attempt to break the single-handed, non-stop circumnavigation record. It’s just before dawn and the

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Sailing Phuket and Discovering Thailand

An adventurous couple delves into all that Phuket and Phang Nga Bay offer travelers and cruising sailors  (published September 2017, photographs by Michaela Urban) I spent a number of years working as a journalist in Southeast Asia in the 1990s, and fell in love with the region, especially Thailand. However, it wasn’t until recently that

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Accidental Circumnavigation

Part One: A couple's unexpected journey around the world  (published September 2013) I would have never stepped aboard Miss Jody had I known we would end up sailing around the world. My husband Ron, a life-long sailor and racer convinced me to go cruising. Our plan was to sail as far as the San Blas

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Kourou, French Guiana

A gritty, yet fascinating stopover on the way north from Brazil  (published September 2014) “Why not just go to the Bahamas like everyone else?” [caption id="attachment_6733" align="alignleft" width="486"] Crew left to right, Gail, Jason, Darren and Salwa[/caption] There was a definite tone of annoyance in his voice, and I can’t blame him. He was just

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Gregor Tarjan

Multihulls in America, an interview with the builder of the Alpha 42 (published April 2014) You have built Aeroyacht into a dealer for many multihulls brands. How do you see your place in the U.S. multihull market? Aeroyacht is now close to two decades old and I see the company as a boutique type of

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Multihull Master Gino Morrelli

(published January 2013) Gino Morrelli of Huntington Beach, California, is partnered with Pete Melvin in the design and engineering firm Morrelli & Melvin. Together with their staff, Morrelli & Melvin have long led the way in multihull design. The team is deeply involved with the upcoming America’s Cup as consulting designers to Team New Zealand.

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HIghlights of a Homeward Bound Voyage

(published October 2012) February 18th—I recorded our departure from Easter Island in the logbook and noted that we had cleared out of New Zealand exactly one month earlier. We were ultimately bound for the Chesapeake Bay, bringing home Elcie, an aluminum catamaran recently built in New Zealand. We had a 24-day Southern Ocean passage barely

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From Meek to Mighty

The awesome adventures of the Linda  O (published July 2012) The lunchtime office escapee had been enjoying a beautiful fall day at the Wahoo Cut Public Boat Ramp in Charleston, SC when he came upon two unlikely characters launching a very different looking boat. “So, you’re going to the Turks and Caicos Islands, huh?” asked

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