WaveTrain: A Blog About Cruising Sailboats and Other Aquatic Miracles

DEFINITION:  wave train (noun)--a succession of waves arising from the same source, having the same characteristics and propagating along the same path

WARNING: This particular WaveTrain emanates from the brain of Charles J. Doane.

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Charles J. Doane

WHO THE HELL IS HE? Charlie has worked as a boating journalist since 1986, including stints on staff at SAIL, Cruising World, and Offshore.  Currently he is cruising editor for SAIL.  His freelance work has appeared in Ocean Navigator, Blue Water Sailing, the New York Times, Sailing, Yachting Monthly, Yachting World, Good Old Boat, and other seemingly reputable publications.

Exposed to boats at an early age during summers spent on the Maine coast, Charlie escaped from a brief period of servitude at a Boston law firm and started roaming the planet's oceans in sailboats in 1991.  To date he has logged over 75,000 miles offshore, including six transatlantic passages and a number of singlehanded passages between the West Indies, Bermuda, and New England.  In addition to several lesser craft, he has owned and maintained three different cruising sailboats: Crazy Horse, a Pearson Alberg 35 yawl; Sophie, a Golden Hind 31; and Lunacy, a Tanton 39 cutter.

Stifled by magazine editors and publishers for much of his career, Charlie now seeks to pollute the Internet with his unfiltered musings on cruising sailboats, the sport of sailing in general, and the very watery planet we live upon, which for some weird reason everyone calls Earth.

He invites you to come along for the ride.



Content from WaveTrain may be syndicated to other sites on a non-exclusive basis.  Contact Charlie at the link above to negotiate terms.  We encourage other sites to cite our content and link to it, as long as proper credit is given.

At some point WaveTrain will hopefully also contain paid advertisements more meaningful than those little Google ads. Again, contact Charlie if you want to help support the site in this manner.



Readers are heartily encouraged to comment on what they read here. Charlie sincerely hopes his highly intelligent, literate readership will use WaveTrain as a forum for thoughtful, provocative, and informative discourse on the subject of sailboats and cruising under sail, as this will save him from having to do all the thinking, provoking, and discoursing himself.

Readers are encouraged to comment under their own actual names, as we believe this fosters responsible discourse. Anonymous comments will not be deleted gratuitously, but they will be deleted if their tone and content is irresponsible and inappropriate.


SAILfeed and WaveTrain

WaveTrain is one of several interesting sailing blogs now featured at SAIL magazine's blog aggregation website SAILfeed. Check it out!


THE NEW WaveTrain

WaveTrain has just been redesigned (as of June 19, 2014) and you are now looking at Version 2.0. Please let us know if you find bugs or glitches, and we are happy, of course, to have suggestions on how to improve the site generally.



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