A Simpler Modern Boat

Easy reefing while running off the wind, using a simple system.

Easy reefing while running off the wind, using a simple system.

Cruising books, wise sailors, and this website all promote the benefits of simple boats and systems. Our journey from vacationing on a smaller and simpler boat (35′ Cape George Cutter), to sailing full time for two and one-half years on a more complex one (Boreal 47′), has taught me that simplicity is a journey, not a destination.

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Another of Phyllis' posts in our series about our cruise of Newfoundland this summer. This one on the unique wharf-culture.

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We don't normally do book reviews, but we made an exception for this book because it will save so many people so much heart ache. Does not require membership to read.

Unexpected Treasures

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Our own Colin Speedie is one of the best sailing travel writers in the business, but he has truly outdone even his own high standard with this loverly tale of tropical islands, drug smugglers, and folk musicians. Free post.