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On Being Number Two

The love of being on the water and the constant search for new challenges brings a Chesapeake Bay sailor to an experience that he had not quite expected Sometimes I think I came to my sailing life in reverse. What I mean is that I knew from the age of fifteen that I was...

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On Board the Schooner A.J. Meerwald

Historic Chesapeake Bay Schooner sets sail in annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race Being a licensed Captain is a great source of pride to me. I have enjoyed working with my clients as well as pursuing other commercial opportunities like relief captain jobs on various schooners, water taxi and tow boat jobs, and tour boat and...

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Boat Cruise Meal Planning with Chef Theresa

How to plan for meals and galley provisions for boat trips, cruises or charters from an experienced charter chef In previous articles, I have discussed trip preparation through the use of checklists – like how to create good checklists and three checklists you should create for your boat. I have also discussed how cruising couples can...

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Chesapeake Bay Captained Sailing Charter Cruises

Experience sailing on the Chesapeake Bay with a professional yacht captain offering charter sailboat cruises The Chesapeake Bay is an amazing body of water to explore. The largest estuary in America, the Chesapeake Bay is approximately 200 miles long from its northern headwaters in the Susquehanna River in Maryland to its outlet in the Atlantic Ocean at Virginia. And...

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How to Create and Use Good Checklists for Your Boat

As a person of a certain age, I have come to appreciate the value of lists. However, the attraction is not new. When I began my flight training in the early 1980’s, there were checklists for pre-flight activities, pre-departure, entering a Terminal Control Area, landing, securing the aircraft, and on and on and on....

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Sailing the Andaman Sea

Thailand sailing destinations in the beautiful Andaman Sea For the past few years, Thailand had seen incredible increase in number of tourists. Some are headed for major cities and urban environments, while others are the natural sight-seeing (and experiencing) type. One of the most beautiful ways for one to see the beauties of the...

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Top Notch Sailing Destinations: Southeast Asia

Planning a dream sailing trip to vacation destinations in Asia: Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Indonesia and India Sailing the waterways of the Atlantic, Pacific or even Australia is diverse enough, but how about something completely different? The largest continent, Asia, is hard to pin down as a single travel destination. Stretching over 44,579,000 km², there are few...

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Sailing with a Pet on Board Your Boat

Tips for keeping your dog or cat safe, happy and well cared for when cruising Ask any pet owner how their furry friend has changed their life, and you will get the same answer – high maintenance, but a best friend for life. Sailing, also a high maintenance hobby, can only become more difficult...

Sailing Around the Leeward Islands, French Polynesia

Navigating the waters and islands of Tahiti by boat – with tips on inlet anchorages, marina berths and amazing must-see destinations on your trip French Polynesia comprises of 118 islands of which the best known is Tahiti, earning it the unofficial name Tahiti and Her Islands. Popular tourist destinations are scattered all around them,...

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