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FLYING YACHT: Or Is It a Gnat?
Posted on August 25th 2010 - Charles Doane
  This thing sure does look a bit bug-like, doesn't it??? No need to get out the Raid, however. Tis but a figment in the imagination ...

CASCO BAY CRUISE: Cliff Island
Posted on August 25th 2010 - Charles Doane
I stopped in for the night at Cliff Island on my way back from Malaga during my Mini Solo Cruise, and we stopped there again ...

LAURA DEKKER: Sneaking Out of Gib
Posted on August 23rd 2010 - Charles Doane
  It seems the sailing world's latest child circumnavigator, Laura Dekker, age 14, confounded hovering media vultures over the weekend by suddenly appearing in Gibraltar, then ...

AMEL SUPER MARAMU: A Cruising System
Posted on August 19th 2010 - Charles Doane
Boats produced by the French builder Chantiers Amel occupy a very unique niche in the cruising sailboat market. The company founder, Henri Toncet, who changed ...

CASCO BAY CRUISE: Malaga Island
Posted on August 18th 2010 - Charles Doane
  Next stop on my Mini Solo Cruise after Little Chebeague Island was all the way the other side of Casco Bay at the mouth of ...

NEIL PRYDE: From Sails to Bicycles
Posted on August 16th 2010 - Charles Doane
  Those in the sailing universe will instantly recognize Neil Pryde primarily for all its windsurfing mojo, but also as a straight-up sailmaker. I made my ...

CASCO BAY CRUISE: Little Chebeague Island
Posted on August 13th 2010 - Charles Doane
Taft & Rinlaub's Cruising Guide to the Maine Coast is a bit dismissive of Chandler Cove, which is bounded by Great Chebeague Island to the ...

THUNDER AND LIGHTNING: How Far Away?
Posted on August 11th 2010 - Charles Doane
  This is my Omega Speedmaster, a fancy mechanical chronograph that my wife gave me for my birthday a couple of years back. It is, in ...

THE BOY, ME AND THE CAT: The First Snow Birds
Posted on August 11th 2010 - Charles Doane
These days voyaging south down the U.S. East Coast via the Intracoastal Waterway is so commonplace as to be cliché. Literally thousands of cruisers now ...

2010 DOWNEAST CHALLENGE Results: Meet the Jeanneau One Design 35
Posted on August 6th 2010 - Charles Doane
You may have noticed I haven't been in a huge rush to blog about the offshore race in which Team SEMOSA competed the week before ...