Charles Doane

Assault on St. Eustatius: Caribbean Cruise Report
Team SEMOSA had to beat hard to windward to get from Saba to St. Eustatius, better known as Statia, but still it was ...
Ann Davison: La Navigante Solitaria
Cast into the past to find the founding figure of bluewater feminism, the first in the line that leads to such modern-day characters as Isabelle Autissier, ...
Sussing Out Saba: Caribbean Cruise Report
  I have long wanted to visit the steep little island of Saba, just 25 miles south of St. Martin, but was always nervous about taking the family, as I'd heard the ...
Di Benedetto Dismasted: Keeps Going Anyway
  Seems my old acquaintance Alessandro di Benedetto, the crazy Italian guy sailing non-stop around the world on a 21-foot Mini, has run into a spot of ...
Stainless Steel Boat: Not
Check out these pix of a very cool boat Chas., Phil, and I found tied up at the reception dock at the Radisson Marina at Anse Marcel ...
Satellite Crash: Junk That Fell to Earth
Some things you just can't prepare for. The image here, taken by photographer Peter Idoine, is believed to be of a satellite crashing into the Tasman Sea near Auckland, New ...
Mainsheet Block Swivel: Should Have Been A Shackle?
  I have long marveled at how light some of the hardware found beneath a sailboat's mainsheet tackle can be. Here you see the decidedly fragile swivel that previously secured the bottom ...
Lesser Antilles Cruise: Becoming Better People
  The first annual SEMOSA Winter Cruise aboard Lunacy was unfortunately cancelled due to the death of my mother, but we were able to schedule a Spring Cruise ...
Wylie 66
Tom Wylie, as we all know, has long been designing and building high-performance sailboats. In the latter part of his career, he's focussed on perfecting the unstayed wishbone rig, and his ...
Crunching Numbers: Hull Speed & Boat Length
Aside from its displacement, which we discussed before, another important factor to refer to when evaluating a boat is its length. We usually think first ...