Inspiring footage of sailing clippers by Alan Villiers

Sailing clippers of the second part of the 19th century were fast and, well over 100 years later, remain totally fascinating, not just as sailing ships but especially in terms of the skills, endurance and agility mariners of those days clearly demonstrate. These merchant sailing ships … Continue reading

How to protect bronze parts on your sailboat

On occasion, YachtPals will come up with an article regarding a maintenance issue on sailboats that hits the nail right on the head. The latest one has to do with caring for bronze parts on boats. Bronze is used in a variety … Continue reading

The Beneteau Oceanis 323: weekend sailboat or extended-range coastal cruiser?

Note: We have sold our Beneteau 323. In this article and another, Beneteau Oceanis 323 Sailboat Review with Photos (which is based on our online ad), we share much of our experience with that lovely boat. Canada’s east coast is … Continue reading