A sneak peek of a brand-new Hinckley Talaria 48 undergoing sea trials.

One Joystick, 48 Feet of Fun

1/23/2012 - For me, winter is a time to fantasize about "the next boat" and what exactly it will be. When it's snowing outside and I'm sitting warm and toasty by the fire, somehow I find myself freed from the constraints of reality. I thought I might be dreaming when I stumbled… SEE MORE
A Cape Cod Knockabout sailing fast to windward in Hadley Harbor. Photo by Tom Young/USHarbors.com.

Enjoying Knockabouts and Evening in Hadley Harbor

1/20/2012 - Woods Hole, the infamous current-ripped passage between Vineyard Sound and Buzzards Bay, gives me the willies. The combination of the racing current in the channel and rocks not far out of the channel is a bit too thrilling for me. But by timing our passage correctly, paying close attention to… SEE MORE
Once all core and dry fiberglass is installed, resin-distribution lines are run and a plastic sheet seals the assembly

How to Build a Strong, Efficient Boat: Resin Infusion

1/13/2012 - The manufacturing of fiberglass parts for the recreational boating market has seen many changes over its more than fifty-year history, but none has improved the quality and durability of boats more than resin infusion. This process is used today to build the fiberglass components for both the Sabre and Back… SEE MORE
Bustling in the summertime, Castine's village center is a decidedly quieter place in the off-season.

The Quiet Season Comes to Castine

1/12/2012 - Castine is one of those Maine towns that is so stunning you may find your jaw literally drop. Quiet streets filled with well-preserved homes, most of them at least a couple of centuries old, slope gracefully down to the water, where a deepwater port of great historic significance sits at… SEE MORE
Anna Tunnicliffe at the 2011 Rolex International Women’s Keelboat Championship. Photo courtesy Rolex/Daniel Forster.

2011 Rolex Yachtsman, Yachtswoman of the Year Announced

1/11/2012 - Etchells World Champion Bill Hardesty (San Diego, CA) and ISAF (International Sailing Federation) Sailing World Champion Anna Tunnicliffe (Plantation, FL) have been named as US Sailing’s 2011 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year. A shortlist of eight male and seven female sailors – determined from nominations submitted by members… SEE MORE
RCS High School Team sailor Elizabeth Sherfey, center, and friends preparing for the Jan 7 Polar Dip

January 7 Polar Dip Planned for Schooner-Bound RCS Sailor

1/6/2012 - High School student Elizabeth Sherfey joined the Rockland Community Sailing High School Team last fall and had a blast learning to sail and race on agile two-person dinghies. Inspired by this experience, this year she will take her sailing passion to another level. She’ll spend a semester at sea aboard… SEE MORE
The view from Widow Island across to Calderwood Island, just off the eastern shore of North Haven.

The Perfect Summer Cruise Around Penobscot Bay

1/5/2012 - Last summer I experienced what all parties involved have deemed the "perfect cruise." Every once in while, everything comes together — the weather, the company, and the boat. The rest, well, the rest was history! Pulling out of Rockport Harbor in my friend Mark Abb's sturdy 21-foot center console powerboat,… SEE MORE