Las Palmas – prepping for the Atlantic crossing…

The Line Extends – Jeffrey Smith’s circumnavigation continues This installment finds Jeff and his crew in the Canary Islands preparing for the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers. Being down one crew member, and while awaiting the arrival of our final crew …

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Guadeloupe to Trinidad – with a 14 month-old baby!

The Line Extends – tales of Jeffrey Smith’s circumnavigation aboard his Catana 431 catamaran Today! My catamaran Today! has been waiting patiently in Marina Bas du Fort, Guadeloupe for my return. Andrew Dove, the local North Sails representative, has been …

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Crossing the Atlantic

The Line Extends: Crossing the Atlantic One in a series of stories about Jeffrey Smith’s circumnavigation aboard Today! It’s blowing 24 knots true out of the southeast, and has been raining off and on all night. Scott is driving in …

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The line extends – north from St Lucia

The Line Extends – tales of Jeffrey Smith’s circumnavigation aboard his Catana 431 catamaran Today! After three days at the dock in Rodney Bay, St. Lucia, recovering from our race across the Atlantic, it was time to fuel up and …

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Building a Sailing Catamaran in France

After years of research I decided to build a sailing catamaran in France to use as I circumnavigated the globe. I had been racing monohulls and  multihulls for years and really enjoyed the speed, stability and responsiveness of multihulls. After …

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