An argument that it is best to resist the temptation to move on to the next port and see more for the sake of relaxing and soaking up what you have in this port.
Tips for planning both the sailing and the trips ashore, keeping the crew happy on rainy days or long passages, staying in touch, and staying healthy and safe.
Here's a list of the best months for chartering (or sailing in your own boat) in cruising areas from the British Isles to New Zealand, courtesy of a charter broker.
Pilot-Chart-based passage planning software. Enter waypoints and your boat's speed profile, and the software evaluates passage conditions and then estimates passage elapsed times. Uses NOAA pilot chart and ship drift surface current data.
Sponsored by West Marine, a two-day intensive workshop on preparation for a long offshore passage.