Turtle Islands and nightmare squalls

When a second squall followed behind the first, all six rally boats turned 180 degrees and were pushed towards the reef. Boats began dragging in the soft sand and one of our number motored deeper to escape the danger.

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Sitting ducks in the pirate zone

Imagine how you would feel if you had to make an emergency stop in high risk seas and became sitting ducks on your sailboat. That’s what happened to us and it was a tense moment for all the boats.

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Is it a mooring buoy or mooring ball?

Are you still making the same schoolboy error when you tie your monohull to a mooring? We explain the best way to use a mooring properly… in one of our all-time favourite sailing destinations.

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