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CRUISING TIPS with Tom Cunliffe

Heading for a tricky landing

ALONGSIDE IN A BLOW

It’s blowing dogs off chains, but I’m safe enough out at sea. Th e trouble starts when I arrive in harbor and find I have to come alongside a dock with 40 knots blowing off it. Trying to get a pair of lines ashore safely with only two

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