Category Archives: Washington



The circumnavigation of a 62-ft. Hawaiian ocean voyaging canoe, using the ancient art and genius of Polynesian wayfinding — no map, no compass, no GPS, no modern navigational tools of any kind. This story in the September 2016 issue of Soundings explores the boat, the voyage, and why it docked where it did when it came up the Potomac River to Washington.

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Sailing Cuba’s Caribbean Coast


Although “vacation” and “pleasure” are not yet authorized reasons for Americans to visit Cuba, it is now possible for U.S. sailors to charter a sailboat and cruise the island’s southern coast. This article in the August 2016 issue of Soundings, describes how, what it’s like, what’s there, and why bareboat chartering in Cuba is not for beginners. A mobile-friendly (one-column) version is also available on the Soundings website.

Also online: A feature on Pire, the legendary “capitan del puerto” at the Cayo Largo marina in Cuba’s first tourist resort island.

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Washington by Boat

Some people think Washington, DC, is a sewer. Actually, it’s a river town — and getting to it by boat, up the Potomac River from the Chesapeake Bay, is a beautiful and unique way to visit the nation’s capital.

This article in SailingBeat takes a look at Washington by boat.