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Cruising commandments: how can you tell when you are ready to quit your current life, throw off the dock lines and, even for just a season, sail over the horizon? Oct 1, 2013 1576
Cruising essentials: what are the things you don't know you'll need? Cruising expert Nancy Knudsen tells us about some of the gear she wishes she'd started with when setting out for long-range cruising. Oct 1, 2012 1570
Sailing to the sun in safety: with summer now on the horizon, are you thinking of setting sail on a longer journey than you've undertaken before? Whether it's your first venture out of home waters or your hundredth voyage to a faraway land, long-range cruising sailor Nancy Knudsen has compiled a preparation checklist that will help you enjoy a safe passage. Aug 1, 2012 1272
Strength in numbers: the group dynamic of yacht rallies is attracting a growing number of Cruisers. Nancy Knudsen hitches her dinghy to this year's most popular events. Apr 1, 2012 1923
The bucket list: Nancy Knudsen talks to skippers about pills, patches and a 'tot' of rum to ward off seasickness. Dec 1, 2011 1790
Kitting out a cruise boat: Nancy Knudsen has kitted out more cruising boats than most. Here she reveals the essential gear that she won't leave port without. Oct 1, 2011 1157
Alone in the vast Pacific: Palmerston Atoll is inhabited by just 57 people, all descendants of the original British settler and all called by the same surname. There is no airport, no regular, ship visiting the island and intermarriage is prohibited. How do they survive? Nancy Knudsen reports on one of the most remote communities on the planet. Apr 1, 2011 1835
Breaking the ice: the Northwest Passage eluded navigators for more than 300 years, and even today its shape-shifting, ice-choked channels present the most perilous, challenging and alluring Ocean route of them all. Last year seven vessels made the Passage--and some of those were lucky to survive it. Aug 1, 2010 2188
Chasing Cook: first navigated by Captain Cook and the crew of Endeavour in 1770, Australia's northernmost tip is still a voyage of discovery for those with adventure in their veins and a keen eye for coral and crocs, writes Nancy Knudsen. Travel narrative Aug 1, 2010 1650
The young the reckless: with the recent rush of teen solo sailors setting out to conquer the globe, Nancy Knudsen asks, is it as dangerous as it sounds? Apr 1, 2010 1757
Sail away: how much would you give up to sail away for good? Many have left successful careers and a comfy life in Australia to go cruising the world, and few look back. Column Feb 1, 2010 1794
Collision course: every year there are reports of yachts that set out on voyages and simply disappear. Have they hit a whale, or a submerged container? was it pirates, or was it a container ship? Family and friends are left in agonised ignorance. Oct 1, 2009 2068
All systems go: time to get yacht ready for summer sailing. Oct 1, 2009 1302
Kimberley Coast: the rugged and remote North Western Australia Coast surely represents the last great Australian sailing adventure. Jun 1, 2009 1471
Tacks on the deck and other anti-piracy measures: cruising away from familiar anchorages brings its share of unknowns. High on the list is the issue of piracy and general security, one of the most vital of questions for any responsible skipper. Apr 1, 2009 1726
Stradbroke secrets: sailing the secluded waterways of South East Queensland. Geographic overview Apr 1, 2009 1513
Yacht piracy in the 21st Century--staying away from the hot spots.... But where are they? pirate danger zones for commercial ships may not be the most dangerous for cruising yachts. Feb 1, 2009 1644
Devil in the details: now the weather is warming, summer's on the way and it's time to start thinking about taking your yacht cruising again. But is she ready? Oct 1, 2008 1224

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