Living Aboard During the Corona Pandemic

A contribution from instructor Rob Lawnsby The ultimate social distancing is living on a boat with a month’s worth of food and anchoring in isolated coves. Sounds like a good idea. Our 35’ sailboat is in New Bern, North Carolina and our new houseboat is in the water...
New Year’s Sailing to North Carolina

New Year’s Sailing to North Carolina

Rob Lawnsby here enjoying the winter living aboard in New Bern, North Carolina. I wanted to write a piece about the trip down here from Barrington, Rhode Island and it can be summed up as miserable. Too much wind and uncomfortable waves plus chilly temperatures made...

A Sailing Trip from Rhode Island to Maine (Part 2)

A contribution from instructor Rob Lawnsby So what is it like cruising to Maine for a spell? In a word it is AMAZING. It has an amazing number of lobster buoys to avoid, amazing islands to poke around, amazing seafood to enjoy, and amazingly high tides! There are...

A Sailing Trip from Rhode Island to Maine

A contribution from instructor Rob Lawnsby A summer trip to Maine is the dream of many Rhode Island sailors. So what is the reality and how difficult and involved is it? I write this as I sit at anchor in a quiet cove in Penobscot Bay.  I have now made this trip...
Nervous About Docking?..

Nervous About Docking?..

“I’m really looking forward to sailing, but docking makes me nervous…Okay, I got out of the slip, phew. It’s a beautiful day to sail, the wind is blowing, everyone is enjoying themselves… And now we have to go back. Ugh! That means I have to swing the boat back...