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  • Tall Ships Chicago 2013
    Tall Ships Chicago 2013 at Navy Pier.
    The Tall Ships will be returning to Navy Pier for 5 days starting with the Parade of Sails on August 7. A tall ship is a large, traditionally rigged sailing vessel. It is a great chance to see these majestic and historic sailing vessels up close...
  • The Isaac H. Evans
    Enjoy a Speciality Sail with the Maine Windjammer Fleet
    If you're looking for a vacation that combines the relaxation of sailing with a selection of fun activities, check out the Maine Windjammer Association's 2013 speciality sails. For example, Captain Thomas of the Isaac H. Evans offers a...
  • Star Clipper cruise
    Cruise Trends and Trips: Star Clipper grand adventure on the high seas Part 2
    Star Clipper recalls the heady era of the clipper ships, vessels that were built for speed – the speedier the better.DINING NOTHING SHORT OF GOURMETThe Clipper Dining Room presents a culinary adventure for the gourmand amidst sophisticated...
  • Star Clipper cruise
    Cruise Trends and Trips: Star Clipper grand adventure on the high seas Part 1
    What a sight! Sixteen creamy white sails, snapping and billowing in the wind and bringing to mind romance on the high seas, swift ships and derring-do.Star Clipper.It is an elegant vessel with an easy going informality, a nautical beauty that...
  • Hunting for art
    Vintage Cottage: hunting for unique art
    “The global appetite is increasing for great works of art but the supply is radically limited,” notes Simon Shaw, head of Impressionist and modern art at Sotheby’s.Hunting for good art is an exciting journey, one that is often...
  • Awolnation
    A chat with Awolnation’s Aaron Bruno: ‘Sail’ of the century
    In the 18th century, much of what people believed about the natural world revolved around folktales and falsities. Thank goodness progressive thinkers like Ben Franklin were around to shock the world with objectivity and reason.But Franklin&rsquo...
  • Door County
    Even a short Door County vacation revives the soul and body
    When a last-minute mini-vacation is needed to revive the spirit, drive to Door County, about four hours north of Chicago in Wisconsin.The Door, as it is known, is a peninsula separating Green Bay from Lake Michigan where state parks, farms and...
  • AWOLNATION
    Coachella coverage: AWOLNATION interview
    AWOLNATION absolutely exploded onto the music scene in 2011 with two smash singles back to back. The brooding and impassioned “Sail” began the world’s love affair with the electronic indie rock band, then the addictive “Not...
  • LulzSec retires into legend
    LulzSec retires into legend
    LulzSec's50 day voyage has ended officiallly. Their twitter account announced at Midnight, GMT, just as promise, that their group had ended, but the movement had not. Their final press release can be read here. From that document:Again, behind...
  • LA's own AWOLNATION tours the US
    LA's own AWOLNATION tours the US
    A momentous month it has been for enigmatic LA rock bandAWOLNATION and looks to just keep getting better.Just last week, the band's runaway radio juggernaut,"Sail"has claimed the #10 spot on the modern rock charts here in the States....
  • Disney Dream arrives in Florida as guests eagerly await its first sailing (video
    Disney Dream arrives in Florida - guests eagerly await its first sailing (video)
    Mickey and Minnie Mouse are excited to welcome the Disney Dream, Disney Cruise Line's newest ship, as she arrives Jan. 4, 2011 at her home port of Port Canaveral, Florida after traveling approximately 6,500 miles across the Atlantic Ocean from...
  • WinchRite cordless electric sailing winch
    New product alert: WinchRite cordless electric winch handle
    One of the fantastic new products I came across at the United States Sailboat Show was the WinchRite cordless electric winch handle.It's not cheap, coming in at aroud $549 for boat show exclusive pricing, up to $699 elsewhere, but if you have...
  • Abby Sunderland yacht, waves were size of a 3 story building.
    Abby Sunderland yacht: waves were the size of a 3-story building
    Abby Sunderland yacht: waves were the size of a 3-story building THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Abby Sunderland, the 16-year old California teenager who spent three days in her broken yacht on the turbulent Indian Ocean, told reporters that her...
  • Abby Sunderland rescued, 'the dream is over.'
    Top News: Abby Sunderland rescued, but 'the end of the dream'
    Top News: Abby Sunderland rescued, but 'the end of the dream' THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — On Saturday, a French fishing boat rescued Abby Sunderland, the California teenager who became stranded in the turbulent Indian ocean when her...
  • Australia Great Barrier Reef, Underwater Coral
    Australia Great Barrier Reef, Fabulous Yacht Charter Destination
    Located off of the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia, in the Coral Sea, the Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world, and an outstanding crewed yacht charter location both for experienced divers and the casual...