Take the Wheel Anyone?

For the past several years, certainly one of the most popular programs offered during the Annapolis Sailboat Show, especially for those looking to purchase a new boat, is the Take the Wheel Workshop. What is Take the Wheel? In a nutshell, it’s an opportunity for people attending the Annapolis show to go for a sail on several different sized boats and […]

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Kumealon to Ketchikan

Keep up with the Andersons Abroad — a family of four taking part in the Sail Alaska Trip this year! July 5th, 2017 As has become our custom, we motored out of our anchorage pretty early, departing Kumealon and headed northbound for a long day, partially crossing Dixon Entrance while the weather was expected to be calm.   It started out […]

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The Spanish Virgin Islands Live up to Their Reputation as an Unspolied Paradise – By Adam Cort, Executive Editor

For years I’ve been hearing about the Spanish Virgin Islands, as they’re called, on the eastern edge of Puerto Rico: how they’re like the U.S. and the British Virgin Islands once were before being discovered by the charter and tourist trade, with their wide-open anchorages, sleepy port towns, and nearly deserted beaches. Imagine my surprise then when the taxi driver who’d […]

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Test Sail: Jeanneau 349

Annapolis is a great place for a boat show. I mean, the town is uber historic, and charming, and quaint…but…after many, many years as a boat tester and judge for both SAIL and Cruising World magazines, I can also attest to the fact that Annapolis can sometimes lack one of the most important ingredients one needs to conduct a proper boat test—WIND. However…this was one of those special days […]

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Anchored in Hope

A Journey of Perseverance and Hope – By Jim and Bonnie Stoll We were a typical family of four: Jim a pilot for United Airlines; Bonnie working part-time but mostly raising our two daughters, Amanda and Sarah; living in a small mid-west town. We loved to travel, sail and do many other family activities. All of this was interrupted on […]

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