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  • New Trier sailing team qualifies for Atlantic Coast Championship

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    20 Oct 2014 | 9:27 pm
    New Trier sailors (from left to right) Eammon Austin, Caroline O'Malley, Sarah Wright, Alex Fowkes, Coach Micheal Cornew, Charlie Clarke, Katie Lowenbaum, Bailey Cornog and Christian Koules pose for a photo.
  • IBM's Rometty Under Pressure to Revive Tech Giant After Plunge

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    20 Oct 2014 | 11:45 pm
    The pressure is building for IBM’s Ginni Rometty to revive the company or risk confronting calls for more radical steps -- like a major breakup. International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) surprised investors yesterday by scrapping its 2015 forecast and ...
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    21 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    Mobile App powered by SAP HANA?? Simplifies How WTA Players and Coaches Use Data to Immediately Analyze Player Performance During Match Play /PRNewswire/ -- SAP SE together with the Women's Tennis Association today announced a breakthrough technology innovation to allow coaches to bring a WTA-authorized mobile device onto the court during a coaching break and use real-time data insights to analyze player performance for WTA games.
  • Jonsson Cup Pursuit Race - Point Yacht Club, Durban

    BYM Sailing News
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:04 am
    Sailing on a Laser, Point Yacht Club’s Siya Vato is pictured pulling in the main during a recent event Historically, the Jonsson Cup Pursuit Race is a huge highlight on the dinghy sailing calendar; the event opens up a ...
  • Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Leg one - Doldrums for dummies

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:33 am
    Last week the Volvo Ocean Race was all about VMG downwind sailing, with Dongfeng being the star performer.
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  • New Trier sailing team qualifies for Atlantic Coast Championship

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:27 pm
    New Trier sailors (from left to right) Eammon Austin, Caroline O'Malley, Sarah Wright, Alex Fowkes, Coach Micheal Cornew, Charlie Clarke, Katie Lowenbaum, Bailey Cornog and Christian Koules pose for a photo.
  • Yachting Association hosts annual awards do

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:36 pm
    After a successful summer of sailing, the Royal Yachting Association has held its AGM, which included the organisation’s prestigious annual awards and the appointment of new members to its board.
  • Start Boating

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:06 am
    Giles Scott claimed top honours at the British Sailing Team’s annual awards, winning the Athlete of the Year prize after his unbeaten run in the Finn class this season.
  • Search ISAF

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:23 am
    The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 20 October 2014 have been released. • Men's RS:X racer Byron Kokkalanis (GRE) climbs to World #1 following ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao victory; • Australia's Tom Burton (AUS) retains World #1 in the Laser after Qingdao bronze; • Jordi Xammar and Joan Herp (ESP) continue their rise after first senior title at ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao; • Ups and downs ...
  • Sailing into the Turkish Blue

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:15 pm
    We are running with the wind, mainsail and jib nicely filled out, when an afternoon squall hits us and I find myself sliding under the table in the sailboat's cockpit. Blue-black water churns alongside the starboard gunwale as the boat tilts frighteningly on its side.
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  • IBM's Rometty Under Pressure to Revive Tech Giant After Plunge

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:45 pm
    The pressure is building for IBM’s Ginni Rometty to revive the company or risk confronting calls for more radical steps -- like a major breakup. International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) surprised investors yesterday by scrapping its 2015 forecast and ...
  • What experts say about serial killers

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:45 pm
    Public fascination with serial killers has spawned depictions and stereotypes that are not always accurate If Darren Deon Vann did indeed kill multiple women in northwest Indiana, as law enforcement officials suspect, he would join a rare group of ...
  • Chinese dad slit young son's throat, sliced off his genitals because he wet bed: cops

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:45 pm
    A psycho Chinese dad savagely slit his young son's throat and then sliced off the dead boy's genitals after he wet the bed, police in Zhenxiong said this week. Tang Minghua, who'd been left to raise 9-year-old Kao alone after his wife walked out ...
  • Head of Iran's top clerical body dies

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Tehran (AFP) - The chairman of Iran's Assembly of Experts, the clerics who appoint and can dismiss the country's supreme leader, has died, four months after suffering a heart attack, state media reported Tuesday. Ayatollah Mohammad Reza Mahdavi Kani, 83 ...
  • Penguins' Pouliot assigned to AHL

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:42 pm
    Penguins' Pouliot assigned to AHL Pittsburgh Penguins' Derrick Pouliot assigned to AHL. The Pittsburgh Penguins have assigned defenseman Derrick Pouliot to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice ...
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    21 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    Mobile App powered by SAP HANA?? Simplifies How WTA Players and Coaches Use Data to Immediately Analyze Player Performance During Match Play /PRNewswire/ -- SAP SE together with the Women's Tennis Association today announced a breakthrough technology innovation to allow coaches to bring a WTA-authorized mobile device onto the court during a coaching break and use real-time data insights to analyze player performance for WTA games.
  • Paying off Spitfire loan is plane sailing for UAS

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    The replica Spitfire made its public debut in Lisburn, at the Mayor s Parade in May. The wings are transported separately from the fuselage, in order to avoid knocking people off the footpaths. The Ulster Aviation Society has already repaid the 20,000 loan it got to purchase a stunning replica of the historic Spitfire aircraft.
  • Love Letters: His Hobby Has Taken Over

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:23 am
    Meredith Goldstein is a Boston Globe and writer, author of the novel "The Singles," and writer of the Love Letters blog, which appears every weekday online and is reprinted in The Boston Globe on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Meredith offers relationship advice -- and welcomes yours.
  • Volatility: A Step Back From The Brink

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:06 am
    It's still touch and go with risk warnings according to stock market volatility, but the threat pulled back from extreme levels yesterday. The VIX , for instance, dipped below 20 for the first time since October 9. A day or two of slightly lower vol after the recent surge in risk could easily turn out to be noise and so it's not yet obvious that the roller coaster ride is over.
  • Ematic EGD172 7" dual core tablet with Android 4.4 KitKat review

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    I've been an Apple product user since 1987, and wear that badge with honor. So I've never really used Android more than just flicking around on demo models in stores or using a friend's device.
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  • Jonsson Cup Pursuit Race - Point Yacht Club, Durban

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:04 am
    Sailing on a Laser, Point Yacht Club’s Siya Vato is pictured pulling in the main during a recent event Historically, the Jonsson Cup Pursuit Race is a huge highlight on the dinghy sailing calendar; the event opens up a ...
  • 34th Student Yachting World Cup La Rochelle 2014

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:47 am
    Little wind, flat sea, and grey sky: the sailing conditions weren't that good but nevertheless four races were run today. Italy won two races (windward/leeward race (9th race) and coastal race (11th race), Switzerland won the second race of ...
  • Rolex Middle Sea Race fight to the finish

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:28 am
    Igor Simicic's maxi, Esimit Europa 2 is expected to finish the Rolex Middle Sea Race in the early hours of tomorrow morning. However the 100ft carbon fibre canting keel Maxi is under serious pressure to secure their fourth Line ...
  • Rolex Middle Sea Race: Otra Vez and Artie – Dare to Dream

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    At 1700 CET 113 yachts had rounded Stromboli, the active volcano that marks the most northerly point of the course. The race leader on the water, Esimit Europa 2, was less than 20 miles from Favignana and preparing to ...
  • Marion to Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race opens Registration for 20th anniversary running

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:57 am
    Race becomes first USSER Oceans-Sanctioned event to offer a Youth-Specific Trophy  The Marion to Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race today announced the opening of registration for its 20th anniversary, which will commence on June 19, 2015.  Supported by the Beverly ...
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  • Jonsson Cup Pursuit Race – Point Yacht Club, Durban

    BYM Sailing News
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:04 am
    Sailing on a Laser, Point Yacht Club’s Siya Vato is pictured pulling in the main during a recent event Historically, the Jonsson Cup Pursuit Race is a huge highlight on the dinghy sailing calendar; the event opens up a ...
  • 34th Student Yachting World Cup La Rochelle 2014

    BYM Sailing News
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:47 am
    Little wind, flat sea, and grey sky: the sailing conditions weren't that good but nevertheless four races were run today. Italy won two races (windward/leeward race (9th race) and coastal race (11th race), Switzerland won the second race of ...
  • Rolex Middle Sea Race fight to the finish

    BYM Sailing News
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:28 am
    Igor Simicic's maxi, Esimit Europa 2 is expected to finish the Rolex Middle Sea Race in the early hours of tomorrow morning. However the 100ft carbon fibre canting keel Maxi is under serious pressure to secure their fourth Line ...
  • Flying High for the Coastal Classic
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:12 am
    LSD would like to introduce our newest team member Lissa Reyden who will be soaring to great heights getting you the perfect shot of your boat! Lissa is a local Auckland photographer and has won numerous awards for her work and is joining the LSD team of photographers with lots of experience under her belt. [...]
  • Sailing a breeze at Eppalock

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    20 Oct 2014 | 10:36 pm
    SINCE he first sailed on Lake Eppalock, Glenn Ashby has gone on to be an Olympic silver medallist, multiple world champion and compete in America's Cup. This Sunday the Bendigo Yacht Club is giving many would-be sailors a chance to discover the sport on Lake Eppalock.
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  • Renna Dominates Sunfish Worlds

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:56 am
    Francisco Renna of Argentina is the 2014 World Champion. His spectacular score line included four race wins giving him a final 17 point cushion over his nearest competitor. The final three races of the series were sailed on Thursday to complete the series at nine races.
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  • Hurricane Damage

    Dolce Vita
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:47 am
    Blog at - The Online Boating Community One too many adventures. All of my past blogs that I have posted have contained text and photos of happy times on Dolce Vita as I have sailed the seven seas. I am very sad to report that this posting of commentary and photos is very sad. At approximately 9:00 pm on September 14, 2014 a category 3 hurricane, the strongest to ever hit La Paz, Mexico, arrived where I am currently located. Winds greater than 135 MPH were reported in the harbor. I will attempt to take you through the sequence of events that transpired before, during and…
  • progess report august 7 , 2014

    7 Aug 2014 | 6:36 am
    Blog at - The Online Boating Community   My boat project is moving along a good pace now. Port side planking is on with starboard being ready for glue and screw. Having quit my ( crappy ) 45 hour a week job for a ( retail ) 24 hour a week job ,  my estimates to be in the water by June of 2015 are possable. its still hot in my shop , so morning work is best with temps around 75 degrees. so off to work on Tuff Enough !
  • Rawson Solar Panels: Where are yours?

    7 Jul 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Blog at - The Online Boating Community On a small Cruising boat, all the Systems count in size and wieght against your enjoyment, and so must be scrutinized well. Rather than have a big, heavy, bulky set of 8 Trogan 6v  batteries below, solar panels let you recharge each day's usage. Of course the boat needs to be carefully ballanced with efficient refridgeration (if ever there was one) , lighting, radar, etc. Then the battery bank can be chosen to fullfill this daily need with 1.5 * the days of amphours(extra 50% for losses, sun, angle,etc) read more
  • Cruising the Sea of Cortez

    Dolce Vita
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:59 am
    Blog at - The Online Boating Community FINALLY! I am back with another blog posting. If I recall correctly, and the odds are not good of that happening these days, my last blog was from Zihuatanejo. I have covered a number of sea miles since early March when I set sail again. I have stopped at Manzanillo, Barra de Navidad, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán, Bahía de Muertos and I am now again in La Paz. Dolce Vita read more
  • Christmas Island

    11 Apr 2014 | 8:36 pm
    Blog at - The Online Boating Community As the years tick over my time in my job is coming to a close. Having spent a bit of time on Christmas Island, the island life calls to me. I am slowly getting rid of items that are keeping me tied to the land. This time next year I hope to be living aboard, writing my book, my poetry and learning more about being at one with my camera. As much as I was hopeful about not being on this journey was not to be….I would much rather be with no one than the wrong one. read more
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  • Sharing our Dream: On the hook in Deltaville

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:52 am
    What a day yesterday was. I started out writing this point at our anchorage at Jackson Creek near Deltaville, VA. The web site crashed while I was typing so I am re-typing under way.
  • s/v Skylark : On Our Way South

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:21 am
    Saturday afternoon on our way to a marina where we were going to spend one night before leaving to round Cape Hatteras offshore, we decided against that plan. The wind was going to be howling, either on our ass or directly in front of us, neither of which would make for a comfortable passage. We just didn’t see the point in putting more stress on the boat or us for that matter. So we anchored at Portsmouth, VA but didn’t leave yesterday because of the wind and Luna’s little problem. It was mostly 20-25k sustained all day and again, we thought, why do that. We hope to be on our way down…
  • Cruisin': Portsmouth, Virginia...founded in 1716

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:11 am
    The view from our boat, right behind Mighty Fine...
  • Janice & Mick on Zoa: Motor Sailing

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:58 am
    20141021 Lingga 00 Deg 18.262'S Lon 104 Deg 58.639'E A long motor sail here today, there was a little bit of wind but not enough, I had to drop the main in the end because it was banging around as the boat rolled in the swell. Not much to say really, there is some internet here but it's really slow, but we managed to get some Volvo updates, I have been getting them over sail mail but it's not too detailed. We will probably go to Pulau Alut or one of the Islands near Kentar, and on the Equator, we are in no rush to check out as our Visa has just been extended so we will have a look around…
  • Sailing Nokomis: Vigo is now Vigone

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:45 am
    Monday at noon we left Vigo. There was a total of five boats leaving at the same time. We are the tail-end of boats heading south to make the crossing. The boats had accumulated there because of the weather - almost a full week of wind from the south, some of it quite strong. We also had one rainstorm that dropped an amazing amount of rain in four hours, set a record for that area. But the sailing is good. Actually we sailed most of the first 24 hours, but now the wind is so light that we are motoring. There is a gentle swell, which is coming from behind so the motion is not too bad. Weather…
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  • National Geographic radio interview

    2 Oct 2014 | 9:46 pm
    I just got this good radio interview with NatGeo - Reid (
  • 2014 Launch

    17 May 2014 | 6:19 am
    Schooner launched toward pirate themed day sail charter work
  • 2014 refit

    17 Mar 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Schooner is hauled out in a boatyard getting a survey for our future pirate themed day sail charter work
  • OHenryCover

    12 Apr 2013 | 12:55 pm
    Cover of Greensboro's art and culture magazine:
  • Trip

    20 Feb 2013 | 2:01 pm
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    The Finest Yachts and The Boating Lifestyle in India…and All Over the World.

  • Indian Duo Varsha-Aishwarya Sails To Historic Bronze

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Source - Even as all eyes were trained on the high-performing Indian boxers, hockey players and track athletes, the duo of Varsha Gautham and Aishwarya Ne dunchezhian sailed away to an unexpected bronze medal in the women’s 29er two-person dinghy sailing event, finishing behind two former World Championship winning teams of Thailand and Singapore at the end of 12 races. It is for the first time that women sailors have won a medal for the country . Varsha, all of 16 years, also got into the record books as the youngest ...
  • Foster + Partners And Alen Yacht Craft Luxury 68-Foot Motorboat

    25 Sep 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Source – Working alongside high-end turkish boat manufacturers alen yacht, foster + partners has unveiled a 68-foot motor yacht capable of speeds of up to 45 knots. the fast and agile vessel – named ‘alen 68′ – boasts a streamlined form providing 20 percent more volume than comparable yachts thanks to a flexible internal pod system. unlike typical boat fittings, the furniture does not touch the inside of the hull, but traces the contours of its white leather walls. the 68-foot motor yacht is capable of speeds of up to 45 ...
  • Inside Potash Potentate’s $300m Yacht

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:48 am
    Source - Andrey Melnichenko, the youngest of Russia billionaire’s boys club, he made his first billion at the tender age of 32 and now sits on a cash pile of some $12 billion. The 42-year old co-founded MDM Bank with Sergei Popov in 1993 and the pair then moved into coal, fertilizer and pipes. After a split of assets Melnichenko kept 80% of Russia’s no.1 coal firm SUEK (Siberian Coal Energy Company) and fertilizer-maker Eurochem. Already the phosphate and nitrogen leader, Eurochem, is spending $5bn on two potash mines in Russia that could ...
  • China’s Largest New Build “Illusion” Sold By Fraser

    4 Sep 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Source – Fraser Yachts has announced that the global brokerage firm has closed on the sale of motor yacht Illusion, the largest super yacht ever to be built in China, just 16 months before her delivery. Jan Jaap Minne-ma who acted as the Central Agent for the sale of the yacht commented “I have been working closely with Pride Mega Yachts on this project for several years now. They have a thoroughly experienced team made up of experts from all over the world that are committed to delivering the high standards ...
  • Graeme Hart’s New $78m Yacht Launched

    3 Sep 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Source – New Zealand’s richest man has splashed out on a second luxury yacht – this one worth up to an estimated $78 million. Graeme Hart, reportedly worth around $7 billion, was revealed as the owner of a new expedition super yacht launched in Norway at the weekend. Norwegian boat builder, Kleven, which usually specialises in oil and fishing industry vessels, launched the 107-metre yacht on Saturday local time, revealing its billionaire owners who were there to watch as it ploughed into the water for the first time. Mr Hart and wife Robyn ...
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  • Boating Around Australia

    8 Oct 2014 | 8:04 am
    Arguably, the two best ways to travel around Australia is through the open Outback, riding along the country’s most famous inhabitants, kangaroos.
  • Sailing Around French Polynesia

    29 Sep 2014 | 3:15 am
    Tahiti and Its Islands fits into most people’s perception of heaven on Earth. At least, it is the ultimate island honeymoon destination, which as good as it gets for promoting island tourism.
  • The Fashion Accessories You Should Always Pack Before a Sailing Trip

    13 Sep 2014 | 1:25 am
    One of the great things about sailing is that you have the chance to sport some fashion accessories that you might not get the chance to wear often at home.
  • Beautiful Spots To Go Sailing In Canada

    10 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
    Canada can be found with The USA only, but not connected with the US. Nonetheless, it's not some sort of landlocked place. As an issue connected with reality ...
  • Top 5 Sailing Destinations Worldwide

    24 Aug 2014 | 10:55 pm
    When the hardness of the daily routine works leaves us with no further vitality and life breath, one starts to wonder about a vacation in the company of the folk they adore the best.
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    Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System

  • Amver values your opinion

    Amver Maritime Relations
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:10 pm
    U.S. Coast Guard graduate students at the George Washington University Trachtenberg School for Public Policy and Public Administration need your help to evaluate the U.S. Coast Guard's Amver program.As you know, the Amver system is a global network of voluntary shipping vessels that respond to mariners in distress. The program's goal is to promote the safety of life at sea for mariners in distress.The Amver program constantly attempts to reach out to current and potential member ships and shipping companies through various marketing techniques. The goal is to recruit new members and encourage…
  • Amver tanker saves sailor and dog

    Amver Maritime Relations
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    An Amver tanker rescued a sailor and his dog from a damaged catamaran 500 miles east of Wilmington, NC on Friday, October 10, 2014.Coast Guard rescue personnel in Portsmouth, Va. received notification from the International Emergency Rescue Coordination Center that the 30-foot catamaran was in distress with a damaged hull off the coast of North Carolina. They immediately diverted a C-130 rescue aircraft from US Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City and diverted the Amver vessel Torm Gunhild. The Marshall Island flagged vessel was only seven miles from the distress location.The master of the…
  • Amver bulker rescues 3 in Pacific Ocean rescue

    Amver Maritime Relations
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:26 am
    The Amver participating bulker Nord Venus rescued three people from an overdue skiff near in the vicinity of Chuuk Atoll on Thursday, October 8, 2014.U.S. Coast Guard rescue authorities at Sector Guam received an email from the Chuuk Search and Rescue Liaison regarding an overdue vessel with four people onboard. The 19-foot vessel departed Weno, Chuuk on Sunday, October 5 and was expected to arrive in Fananu the same day.Coast Guard rescue personnel diverted a search and rescue aircraft as well as diverting the 734-foot bulk carrier to search for the missing men. The Panamanian flagged ship…
  • Welcome Wednesday!

    Amver Maritime Relations
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Take a look! Another thirteen ships have enrolled in Amver! Your vessel could be listed here too if you just log on and sign up. Joining is easy and you won't be asked to do anything more than you've pledged to do as a seafarer. In fact, your ship is more likely to be used in a better coordinated manner when you join Amver and are called upon for search and rescue. Help us welcome the latest members.SBI CHARLESTONKISMETDCI DREDGE IXMANGAN TRADER ICLEMENS SHULTEBOW TRIDENTGERDT OLDENDORFFGEMIJUPITER BAYJUMAIRACORSAIRISLAND CENTURIONISLAND CAPTAINPhoto credit: Fotolia
  • Amver Updates Improve Polar Search and Rescue

    Amver Maritime Relations
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:48 am
    Amver recently updated its Report Validation/Vessel Routing (RVVR) software as part of modernization efforts which have been in progress for the last eighteen months. This software is used by Amver watchstanders to monitor and correct vessel message traffic that cannot be processed automatically due to problems such as typos or inconsistent information. Manual intervention on these reports ensures that as much message traffic as possible is processed correctly by Amver for accurate use in a Surface Picture (SURPIC).One of the updates to the application address the situation in which a…
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  • The right way downwind with Chris Nicholson ***

    1 Oct 2014 | 2:32 pm
    In skiffs and catamarans, finding the strongest wind pressure is generally the biggest priority downwind, says multiple skiff champion Chris Nicholson. Knowing where to look for it, though, can be pretty tricky because you're often travelling faster than the breeze...
  • Bart Simpson Interview - Part 2

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:57 pm
    By the end of 2002, Bart’s sailing and his results had gone downhill. “I ended up trying to beat Ben rather than trying to sail my best.” He took himself to a psychologist. “I wasn’t thinking the right things. He taught me to refocus on sailing the best you can rather than trying to beat anyone else. He helped get my brain back on track, and I made some steps forwards, focusing on improving my own performance rather than worrying about anyone else.”  
  • Bart Simpson Interview - Part 1

    18 Sep 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Could there be any reason to believe that a team that had just finished 52nd in the Star World Championships had any hope of winning a medal at the Olympic Games later in the year? On the face of it that question seems like a no-brainer. How could any team have serious designs on a top three at the Games, let along winning gold? But if you know that the team in question is Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson, and you know anything of what these sailors have achieved, then you might change your view.  
  • Ben Ainslie & Iain Percy remember their friend Andrew 'Bart' Simpson

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Speaking at Weymouth in May 2014, Iain Percy and Sir Ben Ainslie remember their great friend, Bart Simpson, as they launch the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation and its first school at the venue of London 2012, where Bart won the second of his two Olympic medals....
  • MP3: Recovering from a Bad Start with Iain Percy ***

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    Audio MP3: Double Olympic Gold Medallist Iain Percy offers a few tips on how to make the best of a bad job after you've made a poor start. Iain looks at the best options depending on whether you think right or left is the way to go up the first beat...
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    H2uh0 - Bonehead Moves on the Water... by Craig

  • Sailing Tip: Fairlead Positions

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:28 am
    It took me a while to understand the positioning of the fairleads that control the shape of the jib.  Here is a great explanation.
  • Sunday Pics

    19 Oct 2014 | 8:18 am
    We are on Mission Bay in San  Diego for the weekend.  There are several boat rental spots nearby.  One boat had no clue how to sail the boat.  They would tack and did not know you need to get the jib to leeward and they kept crashing into the rocky shore.  I ran out to advise them to release the jib sheet when you tack and secure on leeward.  They finally got it.  Also, we visited the wild animal park and went on safari and hand fed a white rhino.  Amazing.
  • Ha Ha Bound

    18 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    Just got back from knocking on hulls for the 21st annual Baja Haha.  I found a boat with a small family heading down and will join them next week.  She is a French boat about 45' and well equiped for the trip.  I am feeling very lucky as this is my 4th Haha.  The event is a 750 mile rally from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas.  We have two stop overs in small bays along the way with the highlight being the beach parties which are always epic.  More beach parties when we arrive in Cabo.  This year we have a big fleet with over 170 boats and 600 friendly…
  • Financial Happiness

    15 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    One thing about this blog is I know where some of my readers are from, but nothing else about the demographics of my readers.  If I have any younger readers (18-30), here is a great website that may help you find your way in our $$$ based world.  It's called Wall Street Playboys.  Its from several folks on Wall Street that give free advice to the younger set.  Their advice is spot on and it may give you some insight on how to shape your financial future (so you can buy that really nice Pacific Seacraft down the line).In one of the posts, they were talking about starting…
  • Houston, We Have Lift Off

    14 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    One more from the Volvo Ocean Race. Getting ready to crash the Baja Haha Rally from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas.  170 boats and 600 like minded folks for a 10 day, 750 mile sail down the Baja peninsula.  I don't have a boat yet but then again, that has been my story for the last two times I did this fun event.  Confidence is high and good times are on there way.  The adventure begins on October 27!
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    XS Sailing


    XS Editor
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    XS WORLD NEWS –  Go to our XS World News page for sailing news from around the world. We keep adding links and RSS feeds so you can get sailing news and events from around the world. The page is constantly being updated everyday and every hour thru RSS feeds so check back a couple of times daily for up to minute news. XS Sailing -Where Sailing Lives!

    XS Editor
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    VOR – The lead and leaders have changed again as Abu Dhabi sails into the lead. Dongfeng Race Team who had a commanding lead and who everyone thought broke away from the pack is now in 4th place. To follow this great one-design madness CLICK HERE!  Reports from the Boats is below: “The only thing we see is the other boats in the far distance, and occasionally a fishing boat, a cargo or a sailing boat around one of the islands. It’s kind of weird that after 9 days of sailing into the ocean we are still fighting our way! But that’s life, you have to expect the unexpected…

    XS Editor
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    COOL BOAT DESIGNS – This Cool Boat Design should be sailing by Christmas this year! Check out the video and read below the details from the designer: OBJECTIVE To enable people to compete in multihull offshore races at reasonable cost, with a very high chance of finishing and a good chance of winning the 40’/12m division. To achieve this, the boat has to be low cost, fast, safe and simple. The only boat that fits these criteria is a harryproa. Harryproas are sailed the same as other boats, except instead of tacking or gybing, you shunt. Ease the lightly loaded sheet, pull in the…

    XS Editor
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    STAR SAILING – The Star Sailors League announces that two more top Brazilian sailors will be joining the fleet of 20 super-champions taking part in the SSL Finals 2014 being held for the second consecutive year at Nassau Yacht Club in the Bahamas between December 1st and 7th. 2013 winner Robert Scheidt and new entry Marcelo Fuchs, 12th in the Skipper Ranking, will now be flanked by two highly prestigious wildcards from the Brazilian and international sailing scene. Torben Grael, of course, requires no introduction. Winner of 5 Olympic medals, including 4 in the Star class (Bronze at…

    XS Editor
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:20 am
    STUDENT YACHTING WORLD CUP – Only two windward/leeward races were run on the third day, one in the morning and the other in the late afternoon, enabling the competitors to escape from the pressure of the race, chilling a little bit, waiting for the wind to rise again. France had the best performance since the beginning of the competition as they finished the two races at the very first positions, even rivaling with the ultra-dominant English team. They showed an astounding panache, and can now hope to improve their ranking before the end of the SYWoC. Check it out above!
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  • Back in the PNW

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:42 pm
    We’ve been back in the lower 48, in Seattle to be exact, for nearly a month. The weather has been reminiscent of being in San Diego. We lived in the PNW long enough to know that this is not normal and are enjoying every minute of the sunshine. I took the photo above on a bike ride through the Snoqualmie Valley. We already experienced the fall colors up in Alaska and get do it all over again down here. A few days ago I went with Mike to fuel up the work boat on the other side of Elliott Bay – the bay that is surrounded by the city of Seattle.  Mount Rainier was visible in all…
  • Heading South :: Petersburg to Seattle

    2 Oct 2014 | 3:51 pm
    It finally stopped raining the day we had to leave Petersburg but not before Mike got in just a little more Alaska fishing.We drove aboard the M/V Taku for another overnight passage.Our room even had an opening window right on the “promenade deck.”Navigating the Wrangell Narrows is not something I would want to do with a 350 foot ship! Just look at all those nav-aids!The next morning we arrived in Prince Rupert, Canada. So far we had driven 800 miles from Anchorage to Haines, taken the ferry to Petersburg, and after arriving in Canada it’s still another 1,000 miles to…
  • Heading South :: Haines to Juneau to Petersburg

    19 Sep 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Before leaving Haines we headed back down to the river to take a few more photos of bald eagles and to hopefully get another glimpse of the brown bear (aka grizzly) that had been hanging around. Watch the video at the end of the last post! Since there are no roads to connect most of Southeast Alaska, we boarded the M/V Malaspina to take a trip down the Alaska Marine Highway.  When we came up here, back in March, we made one long ferry-trip from Bellingham to Haines that took three days. This time we are dividing the journey into several shorter trips with 2-3 days at each…
  • Heading South :: Anchorage to Haines

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:59 pm
    We left Anchorage on Saturday and drove the 700 miles to Haines in three, slow-paced days. The timing was perfect for the fall foliage and we couldn’t have asked for better weather – that was until we arrived in Southeast Alaska. Since we crossed the border from Canada back into the US and into the Alaska panhandle it has been pretty standard Southeast AK rain. But it is amazingly beautiful nonetheless and still my favorite part of Alaska (Mike favors South-Central.) Just a couple of hours outside of Anchorage is the Matanuska Glacier.Here is a fact I learned in our Milepost:…
  • Trail of Blue Ice and New Mini Van Bed

    9 Sep 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Last weekend we went for a bike ride along the Trail of Blue Ice in the Portage Valley. The glaciers seem really vivid this time of year, probably because most of the snow that covered the ice has melted.It’s almost time to head back south so we are getting the van ready. Picked up these bike racks to transport our bikes… …and built a new bed for the van.  Here are photos of how we used to have the bed setup. Coming up here we didn’t have a bed in the van at all since we didn’t have time for a lot of stops. On our way back south we want to take…
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    Scuttlebutt Sailing News

  • Windsurfing Youth Worlds gets underway in Florida

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Clearwater, FL (October 20, 2014) – Racing got underway today at the RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championship, with three races completed in both mens and womens divisions. Among the 54 men, Spaniard Toni Macias holds a 10 point lead while Ma Kwan Ching (HKG) and Sara Wennekes (NED) are tied for the lead among the 28 women. Racing continues through October 25. Event website.
  • Stormy greeting at F18 U.S. National Championship

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Corpus Christi, TX (October 20, 2014) – With rain and occasional thunder going over the course, the opening day of the F18 U.S. National Championship allowed for only one race which was won by Michael Easton and Tripp Burd. A maximum of 18 races are scheduled for the five day event which concludes October 24. Click headline for details.
  • Solving the winter sailing crisis

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:24 pm
    In his role as president of the Caribbean Sailing Association, Peter Holmberg wants to make sure the upcoming winter includes highlights for North American sailors. In this report, re-published with permission from Seahorse magazine, Peter provides an update on the upcoming Caribbean racing season…. My hope is to provide some inside information on the logistics and practicalities of racing in the Caribbean, to encourage more teams to come and race, do a few events while you are here, and help make that experience as enjoyable as possible. Let’s start with the schedule. The…
  • Will west be best? Doldrums will soon answer

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:18 pm
    (October 20, 2014; Day 10) – A bag full of Halloween candy looks good, and certainly tastes good, but as a few Volvo Ocean Race teams learned, what follows the goodie gorge-fest is usually not as good. Namely, taking the shortcut through the Cape Verde Islands. When leader Dongfeng Race Team dove south through the archipelago on Sunday, soon tripling their advantage, MAPRE and Team Vestas Wind reacted to the move and followed, rising up to second and third respectively. But the wind shadows and land affects tend to eat away at the advantage, and when the threesome met up again with the…
  • Record fleet endure light winds

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:38 pm
    (October 20, 2014) – After 122 yachts began the 35th Rolex Middle Sea Race on October 18, a record turnout representing 24 countries, the pace along the 608 nautical mile race around Sicily has been anything but record setting. Conditions are expected to remain light tonight and most of Tuesday, but a significant change by Tuesday evening could provide as much as 30 knots from the northwest, giving the smaller yachts a fast downwind sleigh ride for the last 300 miles of the race. Race website.
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  • Island Hopping in the BVI

    6 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    The British Virgin Islands consist of more than 45 islands, many uninhabited. It is worth planning your trip so you can spend some time on as many of the islands as possible. Island hopping in the BVI offers dramatic coastlines, superb water quality and some of the most beautiful islands anywhere in the Caribbean. Here is link to a great article featured in the US Airways Magazine, about Island Hopping in the BVI. Maybe it will inspire you to start planning your own trip to this beautiful sailing destination.   The post…
  • See us at Southampton Boat Show, 12 to 21 September on stand J061

    9 Sep 2014 | 1:10 am
    Once again our team will be down at Southampton boat show between 12 and 21 September. LateSail will be exhibiting on Stand J061 and we look forward to meeting our clients both past and future. Southampton is one of our favourite shows, with so many yachts on display, and a beautiful waterside setting. What better time to start planning your next trip afloat, come and see Dave, Dan, Russell and Lynn to discuss your plans. The post See us at Southampton Boat Show, 12 to 21 September on stand J061 appeared first on LateSail.
  • Online booking now LIVE

    4 Sep 2014 | 1:30 am
      We are pleased to announce that our website now includes Live availability for a limited number of fleets, enabling you to book these offers online. The live offers are shown with the LIVE symbol. We will be adding more and more yachts to the live section over the coming months so for those of you who know exactly what you are looking for you can easily book online. For those looking for a little info and advice, remember our experienced team are always on hand to help find you the best deals to suit your requirements. Example The post Online booking now LIVE appeared first on…
  • Sailing South to St. Vincent and the Grenadines

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:23 am
    It would be difficult to say that anyone could ever actually get tired of sailing in the British Virgin Islands- those short passages and beautiful islands are wonderful to return to year after year. But, perhaps you’d like to try something new; to get off the beaten track. For this there is St. Vincent. If you’ve heard that it’s a beautiful place for sailing you can be sure that the rumors are true- this southern Caribbean paradise is a bit less travelled but offers much in the way of excitement and adventure. It’s a great area to go and get away from it all. Here you can enjoy the…
  • What to Do During your Time in the Caribbean

    12 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    One of the great joys of a sailing charter in the Caribbean is the chance to just ‘be’; to focus on sailing from port to port, watch the sunrises and sunset on deck and maybe stop off for a drink at an oceanfront bar. If you want to return home feeling refreshed, there’s no reason for a rigid itinerary or cramming too much into the trip. That being said, you may want to get to know a bit more than the shorelines of each island. You may be accompanied by active teens or even a shopaholic or two. Here is our list of the best things to do in the Caribbean – there’s a little…
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    Sail Away Girl

  • Fall Sailboat Tips – Sailing – Sail Away Girl

    Elizabeth Aristeguieta (Sail Away Girl)
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:09 am
    Hello sailors, Well it’s Fall here in Chicago and there are many sailors sad at the thought that our sailing season is over and it’s time to put the boats away for the Winter. We will just have to dream of Spring for the next few months and plan our next season to get us […]
  • Winter Aboard – Sailing – Sail Away Girl

    Elizabeth Aristeguieta (Sail Away Girl)
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:46 pm
    Hello Sailors, Many a sailor will be spending Winter Aboard their vessel and keeping themselves warm, as well as, making sure the boat systems are safeguarded will be tantamount on their minds. So today I am sharing some Winter Aboard wisdoms I’ve run across in my readings. Winter Aboard – Cabin Comfort: Much of the […]
  • Columbus Day – Sailing – Sail Away Girl

    Elizabeth Aristeguieta (Sail Away Girl)
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:08 am
    Hello Sailors, Hard to believe it’s time for the Columbus Day holiday already. In previous years sailing events, including BBQ sails, were scheduled on this holiday in Chicago. While it wasn’t blazing hot, they were beautiful sailing days. This year?? We already had snow flurries in Chicago and so many of the sailboats are already […]
  • Dumb Moves – Sailing – Sail Away Girl

    Elizabeth Aristeguieta (Sail Away Girl)
    26 Sep 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Hello Sailors, The topic of Dumb Moves made while sailing appears to be hot at the moment since I saw it one of my sailing magazines and also in a comment thread on Facebook. The comment thread on Facebook had me in tears I was laughing so hard! The thread started because one of the […]
  • Dehydrating Food – Sailing – Sail Away Girl

    Elizabeth Aristeguieta (Sail Away Girl)
    24 Sep 2014 | 4:15 pm
    Hello Sailors, One concern live-aboards seem to mention a lot is the in ability to find fresh fruits and vegetables in some places, places you think it would be normal to find fresh produce, but isn’t always. I actually could not find limes on a tropical island until the container ship came a few days […]
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