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About: Charles Doane

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Charles Doane is an editor-at-large for SAIL, where he previously was a senior editor. He also served as managing editor at Offshore and associate editor at Cruising World. Charles has logged more than 40,000 miles as an offshore sailor, including six transatlantic passages and some single-handed passages. His blog posts appear courtesy of his website www.WaveTrain.net.
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FLYING YACHT: Or Is It a Gnat?
Posted on August 25, 2010.
  This thing sure does look a bit bug-like, doesn't it??? No need to get out the Raid, however. Tis but a figment in the imagination of one Yelken Octuri, a ...
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CASCO BAY CRUISE: Cliff Island
Posted on August 25, 2010.
I stopped in for the night at Cliff Island on my way back from Malaga during my Mini Solo Cruise, and we stopped there again during a family weekend on ...
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LAURA DEKKER: Sneaking Out of Gib
Posted on August 23, 2010.
  It seems the sailing world's latest child circumnavigator, Laura Dekker, age 14, confounded hovering media vultures over the weekend by suddenly appearing in Gibraltar, then leaving again in secret to ...
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AMEL SUPER MARAMU: A Cruising System
Posted on August 19, 2010.
Boats produced by the French builder Chantiers Amel occupy a very unique niche in the cruising sailboat market. The company founder, Henri Toncet, who changed his name to Henri Amel ...
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CASCO BAY CRUISE: Malaga Island
Posted on August 18, 2010.
  Next stop on my Mini Solo Cruise after Little Chebeague Island was all the way the other side of Casco Bay at the mouth of the New Meadows River. Malaga ...
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NEIL PRYDE: From Sails to Bicycles
Posted on August 16, 2010.
  Those in the sailing universe will instantly recognize Neil Pryde primarily for all its windsurfing mojo, but also as a straight-up sailmaker. I made my second transat, for example, back ...
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CASCO BAY CRUISE: Little Chebeague Island
Posted on August 13, 2010.
Taft & Rinlaub's Cruising Guide to the Maine Coast is a bit dismissive of Chandler Cove, which is bounded by Great Chebeague Island to the north and east, Little Chebeague ...
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THUNDER AND LIGHTNING: How Far Away?
Posted on August 11, 2010.
  This is my Omega Speedmaster, a fancy mechanical chronograph that my wife gave me for my birthday a couple of years back. It is, in fact, a special 50th anniversary ...
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THE BOY, ME AND THE CAT: The First Snow Birds
Posted on August 11, 2010.
These days voyaging south down the U.S. East Coast via the Intracoastal Waterway is so commonplace as to be cliché. Literally thousands of cruisers now make the pilgrimage annually. Calling ...
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2010 DOWNEAST CHALLENGE Results: Meet the Jeanneau One Design 35
Posted on August 6, 2010.
You may have noticed I haven't been in a huge rush to blog about the offshore race in which Team SEMOSA competed the week before last. If you're assuming this ...
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CASCO BAY CRUISE: Malaga Island
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