One of the advantages of reaching a certain age is that you know what you want and aren’t afraid to ask for it. The owner of this Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490, having owned a slightly smaller Jeanneau for more than 20 years, knew he’d come back for more when it came time to upgrade.
Sailing my childhood dream yacht – Gipsy Moth IV – was a fantasy come true, recalls Kevin Green.
Readers of my vintage may remember – probably not fondly – being forced as school children to rote-learn passages from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. It’s a lengthy, somewhat obscure poem, but literary merits aside, perhaps its greatest legacy is kick-starting the seabird conservation movement.
A good knife is a mariner’s best friend.
A brief look at the short end of ocean cruising.
New Zealanders are obsessed with the weather – a side effect of living on a narrow group of islands in the middle of a wild ocean. And boaties, of course, are more obsessed than the general population. Even when not planning a race, cruise or fishing trip, they like to keep a weather eye.