Hands-On Sailor

Expert advice and insightful tips for boat owners to navigate their ownership experience, maintain their vessels, and cruise with confidence and knowledge.





Loaf of bread on table

Good Bread for Good Health

After a medically mandated gluten-free diet left these sailors pining for good bread, they came up with their own winning recipe.

Bowl of congee rice porridge

Miracle in a Bowl

This creamy rice porridge is guaranteed to sate your hunger and banish rainy-day or rough-passage blahs.

Sailing Education

Strictly Sail Pacific 2015

American Sailing Association

The largest and most respected sailing instruction organization in the world


Blue Water Sailing School

An American Sailing Association certified sailing school with lessons for sailors at every experience level

Offshore sailing school

Offshore Sailing School

The school provides a full range of instruction on 40’-50’ cruising yachts, sailing and power catamarans, with US Sailing and Powerboating certification


West Coast Multihulls

West Coast Multihulls offers sailing charters and sailing instruction aboard a fleet of modern cruising catamarans.


Sails & Rigging


Rerigging the Boom

Adjustments made to a Saber 30’s block and tackle and outhaul make all of the difference in sailing performance.

Sailing Green


Deep Sea Wonders

At Wake Island, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is exploring the deep into better understand what lies below the surface.



sailboat leaving marina

Preparing to Head Out

With a bit of forethought, an average day out on the water can turn into a fantastic sail for the whole crew.

Strider anchored in the bay

Anchoring in Paradise

Sometimes, the best way to tell if the hook is set is by grabbing a snorkel, mask and fins for a visual inspection.