New Year’s Sailing to St. Lucia

New Year’s Sailing to St. Lucia

We witnessed the most beautiful landfalls and landscapes in these lush tropical islands known as the Windward Islands. These Islands lie at the southern end of the Caribbean chain and are comprised of Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenada. On our sailing...
Captain Rob’s Trip to the Bahamas 2021

Captain Rob’s Trip to the Bahamas 2021

I have been planning this trip for a while. Covid was not going to get in my way! I left Rhode Island very late in the season, after Thanksgiving. Because of the late departure I had to make a lot of distance in a short time, and that means going offshore. The first...

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...