News for and about cruising sailors, their regional clubs and club directory, the 100-day SpinSheet Century Club challenge, and favorite sailing destinations on the Chesapeake Bay.


After a difficult 12-plus hour crossing from Grand Bahama to Florida, I was shell shocked by my reentry into the United States. So crowded; so congested; so noisy.
Many days, when needing a break from colleagues at the university, I grab a sub and lunch alone in my truck.
Participants in the 450-mile ARC DelMarVa Rally had a number of choice words for their weather conditions June 8-14: “challenging,” “surprising,” “completely contrary and uncooperati
“Have boat, will travel” — if only it were that easy. Outfitting a boat for full-time cruising takes determination and a head like a bulldozer. And it takes planning, lots of it.
After spending almost 70 days at sea, sailor Matt Rutherford and scientist Nicole Trenholm have finally made it to Japan, completing their Ocean Research Project adventure studying t
During the winter, any idea involving a boat seems plausible. My idea was to troll for mammoth striped bass on my Cal 27 under sail. Easy, right?
Any Chesapeake Bay cruiser can relate to the frustration of dropping the hook in the ooze that is the bottom of the Bay only to experience the Chesapeake Slide.

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