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In 2001, I was in the midst of closing a major transaction at work. A necessary step was obtaining the board of directors’ approval.
The 29th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) wrapped up for another year on Saturday night (20th December) with the traditional prize-giving party in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia.
Think of the tune “Deck the Halls.” Now try to sing this tune with the words “Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young” one syllable at a time. It’s not easy.
The gales of November came early this year and stymied my attempts to reach Chestertown for Downrigging Weekend, a festival begun as a quiet reflective end to the schooner Sultan
Tips for winterizing your boat this year.
It doesn’t take ice to make cold-weather boating dangerous. Even if the water is near 60 degrees, you risk shock and hypothermia if you fall in.