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Leap of faith

A crewmember from the 85-foot schooner Liana’s Ransom took it upon himself to jump to a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat in a spring storm 58 miles off Gloucester, Massachusetts. The captain issued a mayday when the tall ship, en route from Nova Scotia to the Caribbean, had engine problems and the sails wrapped around the mast in 10-foot seas and 30-knot winds. (The image is from a Coast Guard video.)

June 2015 issue


Raising a glass to Sea Tow’s Joe Frohnhoefer

Capt. Joseph Frohnhoefer Jr. founded Sea Tow Services International in 1983.His passion for the water and good Samaritan’s spirit led him to help countless boaters out of trouble, and they remained a source of pride until his final days. “If you asked him what the best moments in his life were, besides getting married and having kids, he’d say it was a day he saved someone’s life,” Joseph Frohnhoefer III says of his father.

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Seamanship Quiz - June 2015

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Heading home

Photo by Onne van der Wal

The replica vlieboat Halve Maen is loaded for transport to Holland.

Camera: EOS 5 DMKIII

Shutter speed: 1/125 second

Lens focal length: 115mm

Aperture: f/2.8

ISO: 2000

June 2015 issue - Images


Top U.S. sailors honored with Rolex awards

After three years on the West Coast, the annual US Sailing Rolex Yachtsman & Yachtswoman of the Year Awards ceremony returned to the iconic Model Room at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan. Held annually since 1961, this year’s event honored the accomplishments of two sailing tacticians: Terry Hutchinson, of Annapolis, Maryland, and Stephanie Roble, of East Troy, Wisconsin.



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