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PRSA members racing on New Year's Day.
Potomac River Sailing Association members think that racing Lasers is the best hangover cure on New Year's Day.
Richard inspects what's left of Molto Bene's mast.
What do you do when you experience a dismasting at sea, 300 miles from land?   
Charter Sailing in Greece
To minimize surprises, pack two bags: one with personal items, and one as captain with a bevy of essentials. By Zuzana Prochazka
When buying and selling a boat, you don't need therapy: you need one trusted friend. By Capt. Joe Musike
Maple sugaring is one of many water to keep kids connected to nature during winter. Photo courtesy of Oregon Ridge Nature Center.
Until young sailors return to the waterfront, keep them busy and happy with some nature-based fun. Here are just a few of the many options.
Two accident survivors share lessons learned about lifejackets and VHF radios.
Capt. Art Pine looks at some of the safety lapses that most often get sailors in trouble on the Chesapeake Bay
"We arrived as Carnival, the annual celebration involving lots of drinking and more than its share of crime, was just getting underway." --by Scott Neuman
Salty Dawg Rally sailors at Hog Heaven
The second half of the fleet delayed its departure until November 5 due to possible strong winds on the back side of the front. This group of vessels experienced more consistent winds...
Jack and Erewhon in Annapolis. Photo by Al Schreitmueller
Jack was an authentic and honest writer and an ironman of a sailor, remembers David Gendell