Category Archives: Sailing

The Family of Snipe

This post first appeared on the boats.com blog. Sailors know that summer in Annapolis means heat, humidity, motorboat chop, jellyfish—and no wind. So when a hundred and thirty Snipe sailors choose to spend a week of August vacation there, they must be counting on something

Guest Post: Where Books Meet Boats

Kim Couranz takes time off from her day job in communications at NOAA to sail with me. This week we’re bringing a new Snipe up to speed, and she took time off from boatwork and reading to write this post.

Building a Team

“Let’s do some more sailing together,” I said to Margaret last November, over dinner preparations at her house. “You, me, Kate, and Kim. Wouldn’t that be great?”

Slowing Down, Down East

For me, Maine means getting on a boat with almost no internet or cell phone reception, plenty of food, and easy sails between harbors where the closest company is an osprey fishing for dinner.

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