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.


On the first day of a sailing charter, it’s best to corral your crew and assign tasks to keep everyone busy while you manage details and attend the chart and technical briefings.
"Disasters" when sailing often turn out to be great lessons on and off the water.
When we joined our sailing club, we didn’t anticipate how much it would enhance our experiences as boat owners and cruisers.
Adding a connector or extension panel between your dodger and bimini is a great way to give your crew some protection from the elements while on the water.
Unplugged, isolated, and small may seem like a bad way to start a family outing, but Tangier Island...
Sailing to Tangier Island and gaining local knowledge, experiencing its watery streets, and doing things "the old way." ~by Cindy Wallach
In sailing, as in life, happiness is a decision, not a circumstance, one that doesn’t have to manifest itself as giddy or elated. Happy is being at peace with yourself and with the...
The life forces that tie us to shore life are formidable and complex and cannot be simply untied like releasing a dock line from a dock cleat. That is why the saying is that one must...
The Arabella Grand Tour of New England coordinated by the American Sailing Association (ASA) over Labor Day weekend delivered a chance to cruise in luxury.

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