| Jul 21, 2008
Andy Rose is a fixture at the Thursday evening sailboat races in Newport Harbor -- freewheeling competitions dubbed the "beer cans" -- skippering his 49-foot, 11-inch silver beauty to first place nearly every week.
As the sun sinks, Rose and about...
| Dec 26, 2007
We are sailing up the fiord rimmed by mountains and ice, leaving the final outpost of civilization behind us.
It's a September evening just past 11 o'clock at 81 degrees latitude, not far from the north pole.
Even this late in...
| Jan 6, 2008
Paint and cruise
Learn how to paint classics such as "driftwood in morning light" and "water and reflections" while cruising among British Columbia's Gulf Islands. Instructor Mark Hobson will tutor passengers in watercolor techniques as the 92-...
| Jan 20, 2008
The holiday glitter is but a memory. And for some travelers that can mean only one thing: It's time to choose this year's cruise. Or maybe past time if you want the best deals.
These days, half of passengers book their voyages more than seven months...
| Oct 10, 2009
W.I.B. Crealock, a yacht designer, sailor and sailing author, died Sept. 26 at his home in Carlsbad after breaking his hip in a fall. He was 89.
Crealock was part of the "golden age" of fiberglass design in the 1960s, when the use of fiberglass made...
| Dec 17, 2009
Roy Edward Disney, the nephew of Walt Disney whose commitment to his uncle's creative spirit prompted him to mount revolts that led to the unseating of two of the company's chief executives and a revival of the studio's legendary animation unit, died...
| Jul 6, 2009
Zac Sunderland is wedged in his small bunk, reading, as his 36-foot sailboat ascends and careens down mountainous, shifting peaks.
Just ahead on this late June morning is Mexico's first seasonal tropical depression, whose winds have roiled the Pacific....
| Mar 15, 2009
As a former resident of England and Northern Ireland, I've flown across the Atlantic too many times to remember, but I'm not boasting. No, I've spent too much time inside a too-dry, too-noisy and too-confining tube as I traveled back and forth across...
| Jan 24, 2010
Colin Markland relishes the feel of an ocean breeze as it musses his white hair. The 80-year-old retired doctor lives in Charleston, S.C., not far from his beloved Atlantic Ocean, a sea he has crossed by ship more times than he can remember.
| Jan 24, 2010
Invaders have long stormed Britain's shores from ships. Now, increasing numbers are storming ashore -- waving wallets instead of swords -- from cruise ships.
Some of the world's largest cruise lines have developed niche sailings this year for those who...
| Jan 24, 2010
Without too much effort, even a novice can snare a great fare on a one-way repositioning cruise.
Such cruises have become increasingly popular in recent times, especially among cruisers who enjoy time at sea rather than at many ports.
For the do-it-...