Category: sailing

Virgin Anchorages

I love this book: Virgin Anchorages. I’d highly recommend it to anyone going sailing in the Virgin Islands. I used to take all my sailing books with me. Just in case I needed to check something. Or in case I…

Really basic sailing vocabulary

Although I’m the one that knows how to sail in our household, I’m not a stickler for nautical vocabulary. I’ve been known to say “grab that thingamajib” more than once. However, things go smoother if everyone has some basic words…

When to reef a catamaran

Many people learn to sail on a monohull and then charter a catamaran because of the additional room and stability they offer for a cruising vacation. As catamarans do not heel over (until you are in big trouble!), a common…