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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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Lunacy Assaulted by Schooner Harvey Gamage
Posted on July 15, 2010.
  This could be one of those Twilight Zone triple-coincidence stories that once upon a time kept me up to my armpits in pulpy comic books. Cue orchestra; dial up the ...
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RESCUE COMPENSATION: A Modest Proposal
Posted on July 13, 2010.
  Should taxpayers have to spend large sums of money rescuing overzealous sailors who get into trouble they might easily have avoided? Should they pay to rescue sailors who don't actually ...
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MIKE HARKER Update: Should Have Had A Gun?
Posted on July 12, 2010.
  Here's one interesting weirdness about this tragic Mike-Got-Mauled-On-His-Boat tale: initial reports, which basically came verbatim from the victim himself, had the location all wrong. First it happened in Martinique, or ...
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ROCKWELL KENT: Voyages to Greenland and Tierra del Fuego
Posted on July 9, 2010.
FROM AN EARLY AGE it was this image in particular, by artist Rockwell Kent, and a few others like it, that were pressed into my mind as nearly Jungian archetypes ...
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Hunter Marine’s Mike Harker Beaten Senseless in St. Martin
Posted on July 7, 2010.
  Some very ugly news from the W'Indies. Latitude 38 has just published a grim first-person account by bluewater cruiser Mike Harker, who was recently assaulted aboard his Hunter 49 Wanderlust ...
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DODGING POTS: The War Between Sailors and Lobstermen
Posted on July 6, 2010.
Having spent a full day of my July 4 weekend moving Lunacy north from Portsmouth, NH, to her summer quarters in Portland, ME, I was reminded for the umpteenth time ...
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WITH THE FLOW: Escape From Bermuda
Posted on June 29, 2010.
  You'll recall we left the good ship Lunacy pining on a mooring in Bermuda (with a perfectly good starter), waiting for me to welcome home Reid Stowe AND preside over ...
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Pacific Seacraft 37: Crealock’s Creation
Posted on June 25, 2010.
Originally dubbed the Crealock 37 after its designer, “Gentleman Bill” Crealock, this boat is now deemed a conservative cruiser, though when first conceived it was considered a more cutting-edge performance ...
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JOSHUA SLOCUM: His Family Cruise Aboard Liberdade
Posted on June 23, 2010.
Before Joshua Slocum could become the man we remember today--the one who invented bluewater cruising by sailing around the world singlehanded in a rebuilt oyster smack named Spray--his prior ...
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TAYANA 37: Ubiquitous Bluewater Sailboat
Posted on June 21, 2010.
The Tayana 37 is the most successful of the many Taiwan-built double-ended full-keel cruisers that were conceived in the mid-1970s in the wake of the great success of the Westsail ...
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