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  • It’s Moby-Dick Marathon Time!

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    Peter A. Mello
    5 Jan 2013 | 8:30 am
    You really should try to make the Moby-Dick Marathon which begins shortly at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. It’s a great and unique experience in one of America’s most historic downtown districts. The event starts at noon and runs all through the night until about midday tomorrow. The majority of the reading takes place in the museum but this afternoon the crowd ambles across the street to the historic Seamen’s Bethel which is always a highlight. Get there early because the pews are as full as an Easter Sunday service! In case you can’t make it, the museum has set up…
  • Child migrants among victims of human smugglers sailing the Mediterranean Sea - Toronto Star

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    20 Apr 2015 | 5:07 pm
    Toronto StarChild migrants among victims of human smugglers sailing the Mediterranean SeaToronto StarChild migrants among victims of human smugglers sailing the Mediterranean Sea. Save the Children estimates that close to 1,300 of the 22,507 migrants who have arrived in Italy this year are unaccompanied minors. Share on Facebook ...Stop the ships sailingTelegraph.co.ukUnrelenting surge of migrants sees 93 survivors washed ashore in Greece as National PostUpdated | Four merchant vessels diverted to assist 650 migrants o...MaltaTodayall 3,709 news articles »
  • Your Monday Briefing

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    20 Apr 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Here’s what you need to know: • Europe grapples with migrant disaster. European leaders decided today they will meet in emergency session Thursday over the migrant crisis after a ship with more than 700 migrants capsized and sank in the Mediterranean.
  • AOC warns athletes, families to be careful at Rio Olympics

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    20 Apr 2015 | 9:56 pm
    The Australian Olympic Committee has warned Australia's Olympic hopefuls, their families and friends to be careful and stay safe at next year's Rio de Janeiro Games. The AOC has made no apologies for once again targeting a top-five finish on the medal tally in Rio.
  • First edition of the MARTINIQUE SURF PRO: it all begins tomorrow

    BYM Sailing News
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    The excitement is building and everything is on track on the island of Martinique for this new event, the only Caribbean leg of the World Surf League Qualification Series (QS) in 2015. The opening evening on Saturday launched the ...
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  • Child migrants among victims of human smugglers sailing the Mediterranean Sea - Toronto Star

    20 Apr 2015 | 5:07 pm
    Toronto StarChild migrants among victims of human smugglers sailing the Mediterranean SeaToronto StarChild migrants among victims of human smugglers sailing the Mediterranean Sea. Save the Children estimates that close to 1,300 of the 22,507 migrants who have arrived in Italy this year are unaccompanied minors. Share on Facebook ...Stop the ships sailingTelegraph.co.ukUnrelenting surge of migrants sees 93 survivors washed ashore in Greece as National PostUpdated | Four merchant vessels diverted to assist 650 migrants o...MaltaTodayall 3,709 news articles »
  • 'Sense Of Pride', ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères Preview - Scuttlebutt Sailing News

    20 Apr 2015 | 4:22 pm
    Scuttlebutt Sailing News'Sense Of Pride', ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères PreviewScuttlebutt Sailing News(April 20, 2015) – The ten Olympic and three Paralympic events at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères are flooded with Olympic, Paralympic, World and Continental Champions. Entries are restricted to 40 competitors in each fleet and 2014 ISAF Sailing World ...NZL Sailing Team prepare for new format ISAF World CupScoop.co.nz (press release)Australian Sailing Team starts Olympic selection series in HyeresMy SailingNZL Sailing Team prepare for new format ISAF Sailing World Cup…
  • 2015 Mayors Cup: Breault dominates ISAF Grade 3 match race - Scuttlebutt Sailing News

    20 Apr 2015 | 12:21 pm
    Scuttlebutt Sailing News2015 Mayors Cup: Breault dominates ISAF Grade 3 match raceScuttlebutt Sailing NewsHosted by the Long Beach Yacht Club and raced on the Long Beach Sailing Foundation's fleet of Catalina 37s, the same boats used in the ISAF Grade 1 Congressional Cup, May 13-17, Breault put on a dominating show with only one loss in the double round ...2015 Mayor's Cup:Breault celebrates birthday with ISAF Grade 3 match race winBYM News (press release)all 4 news articles »
  • Charleston Race Week 2015 - Sailing World

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:07 am
    Scuttlebutt Sailing NewsCharleston Race Week 2015Sailing WorldThe action out on the six race courses that made up this event proved a true challenge for Charleston area sailors as the majority of the nearly 300 entries were from out of town and out of state. And some of the best finishes were posted by teams from PHOTOS: Charleston Race WeekScuttlebutt Sailing News2015 Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week - Final reportSail World (press release)Charleston Race Week XX PreviewJ/Sailing News (blog)The Gazette -Charleston Post Courierall 27 news articles »
  • Sailing club back on even keel after algae outbreak - Mansfield Chad

    20 Apr 2015 | 8:35 am
    Nottingham PostSailing club back on even keel after algae outbreakMansfield ChadThe club, based at Kings Mill Reservoir, is re-launching with a bumper calendar to get sailors back on the water and make up for lost time. It is even giving local people the chance to try sailing for free on Saturday 9th May, via its annual 'have-a-go Sailing Club Ready To Bounce Back After 'Lost' YearNottingham PostWater Fun As Shustoke SC Toasts New FacilitiesTamworth Heraldall 3 news articles »
 
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  • Your Monday Briefing

    20 Apr 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Here’s what you need to know: • Europe grapples with migrant disaster. European leaders decided today they will meet in emergency session Thursday over the migrant crisis after a ship with more than 700 migrants capsized and sank in the Mediterranean.
  • Top diplomat sorry for FBI director's remarks on Poland, Holocaust

    20 Apr 2015 | 2:37 pm
    FBI Director James Comey wasn't wrong when he said some in Poland were accomplices in the Holocaust, but his remarks -- which angered Poles and resulted in an apology Sunday night from America's top diplomat in Warsaw -- hit a raw nerve in a nation that ...
  • Marco Rubio Was Asked If He Believes ‘Homosexuality Is a Choice’. Here’s How He Responded.

    20 Apr 2015 | 2:36 pm
    “It’s not that I’m against gay marriage,” he said, reiterating his view that state legislatures — and not the courts — should make decisions about marriage. “I believe the definition of the institution of marriage should be between one man ...
  • Murdoch to Staff: Influence the Election

    20 Apr 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Rupert Murdoch allegedly told his journalists they needed to work harder at stopping the Labour Party from winning England's election, and warned if they didn't the company would fail. According to sources speaking to The Independent, the newspaper mogul ...
  • Boston Bombing Trial: Death Penalty Phase Set to Begin Tuesday

    20 Apr 2015 | 2:34 pm
    The same federal jury that convicted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for bombing the 2013 Boston Marathon must now decide his sentence: life without parole or death by lethal injection. On Tuesday, his lawyers and federal prosecutors present their opening statements in ...
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  • AOC warns athletes, families to be careful at Rio Olympics

    20 Apr 2015 | 9:56 pm
    The Australian Olympic Committee has warned Australia's Olympic hopefuls, their families and friends to be careful and stay safe at next year's Rio de Janeiro Games. The AOC has made no apologies for once again targeting a top-five finish on the medal tally in Rio.
  • Coast Guard brass not being honest about Kits base

    20 Apr 2015 | 9:27 pm
    Even as Conservative MPs vote down a motion to re-open Kits Coast Guard base the General Manager of the Jericho Sailing Centre is hoping BC's senior Tory cabinet minister will reconsider. Mike Cotter says James Moore and other BC Tory MPs are being fed misinformation from Coast Guard brass who say Kits Base wouldn'tt have been a factor in the English Bay fuel spill response.
  • RailRiders top IronPigs in marathon

    20 Apr 2015 | 8:35 pm
    Game Highlights : Nick Noonan singled in the bottom of the 15th to score Ben Gamel to lead the RailRiders to the winKyle Roller hit a two-run homer for the RailRiders in the third inning, while Jonathan Galvez scored a run for the RailRiders on a groundout in the seventh. Domonic Brown, a rehabbing Phillie playing for Lehigh Valley, had a sacrifice fly, singled and scored a run.
  • (Yachting) Spanish yacht shrug off deduction to take lead

    20 Apr 2015 | 8:21 pm
    MAPFRE bounced back from a tough week when they took the early lead yesterday in the sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Itaja, Brazil, to Newport, Rhode Island. On Thursday, the Spanish team were docked two points by an independent ISAF jury for a rules infringement after making repairs to their boat without first having them approved by race management.
  • Petaling Jaya: Tale of two locations at this Asean summit

    20 Apr 2015 | 7:46 pm
    Ask the people around you. No, even better, look around Kuala Lumpur. Is there anything to indicate that something big will take place in the city? Can't blame anyone, really, if they are not aware that 10 Asean leaders will be here this weekend for the Asean Summit.
 
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  • First edition of the MARTINIQUE SURF PRO: it all begins tomorrow

    20 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    The excitement is building and everything is on track on the island of Martinique for this new event, the only Caribbean leg of the World Surf League Qualification Series (QS) in 2015. The opening evening on Saturday launched the ...
  • Rambler 88 wins 2015 « Les Voiles De St. Barth » overal

    20 Apr 2015 | 1:10 pm
    l Juan Yacht Design's Rambler 88 wins the 6th edition of famous Caribbean regatta "Les Voiles de St. Barth", after a four-race series that took place from Tuesday 14th to Saturday 18th April. Rambler 88 raced in the Maxi ...
  • Etchells Australasians warm-up to Hong Kong Worlds

    20 Apr 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Hong Kong Fleet Captain Greg Farrell is leading the charge down under of the Hong Kong teams planning on using the June long-weekend Marinepool 19th Etchells Australasian Winter Championship as a warm-up to their World Championships later in the ...
  • EFG Bank to sponsor Hong Kong’s young sailors

    20 Apr 2015 | 12:59 pm
    The Hong Kong Sailing Federation (HKSF) is pleased to announce a sponsorship agreement with EFG International covering the training and development of Hong Kong's Youth Sailing Squad. Over the past five years, the development of a significant youth training ...
  • Moth Invitational event confirmed as Highlight of the Inaugural Shanghai International Regatta

    20 Apr 2015 | 12:26 pm
     The format for the inaugural Shanghai International Regatta (10th to 12th July 2015), the first professional sailing regatta to be held on the Huangpu River has been confirmed. The three-day event will include a Moth Invitational event, a series of ...
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  • More Tall Ship Troubles – Liana’s Ransome Abandon Ship!

    Peter A. Mello
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:58 pm
    For the second post in a row, I’m back to our friends at GCaptain where they report another tall ship disaster. Admittedly I know nothing about this ship nor the details of the incident but this type of headline grabbing news is not good for the sail training industry and particularly those programs and vessels that are run professionally and competently and do the right thing. However, from their own Facebook page it seems that this voyage was cursed from the start. Filed under: maritime
  • Costa Concordia – The Ghost Ship Video

    Peter A. Mello
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:39 pm
    Our friends at GCaptain.com had an interesting post today: This (Illegal) ‘Urbex’ Video from Inside the Costa Concordia Wreck is Super Creepy  Here’s the video but make sure you visit their website for more explanation and for a link to a photo gallery. Strange. Interesting. Spooky.Filed under: maritime, social media
  • More than two years? Are you kidding me?

    Peter A. Mello
    19 Feb 2015 | 3:55 pm
    I can’t believe that it’s been over 2 years since I last posted on Sea-Fever blog! Time to get back in the wheelhouse, throw off the lines and cruise the digital seas for great flotsam and jetsam. Let’s see if I’ve still got my sea legs.Filed under: maritime
  • It’s Moby-Dick Marathon Time!

    Peter A. Mello
    5 Jan 2013 | 8:30 am
    You really should try to make the Moby-Dick Marathon which begins shortly at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. It’s a great and unique experience in one of America’s most historic downtown districts. The event starts at noon and runs all through the night until about midday tomorrow. The majority of the reading takes place in the museum but this afternoon the crowd ambles across the street to the historic Seamen’s Bethel which is always a highlight. Get there early because the pews are as full as an Easter Sunday service! In case you can’t make it, the museum has set up…
  • The Blink of an Eye – Building Boats with Kids (video)

    Peter A. Mello
    3 Jan 2013 | 5:56 pm
    Jamestown Distributors and Off Center Harbor.com produced this great video about building boats with kids. It’s definitely worth watching and is guaranteed to generate a smile or two. Enjoy.Filed under: Education, Experiential education, life, maritime Tagged: boat building, Jamestown Distributors
 
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  • Marina Contract Worries

    Ask the Boater
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:16 am
    It’s spring, and you cant wait to get your boat back in the water.  Not so fast… BoatUS had an article recently, What’s Really in Your Marina Contract, that was very helpful.  Many of us just sign these contracts thinking they are a standard stock contract without realizing that they have been modified and there can be potential negative impact. Marina owners are now trying to shift more responsibility to slip holders.  In some of the cases, it can void certain areas of your boat owner’s insurance, and in others, it can leave gaps that make you responsible. The best…
  • Start Off 2015 With Boating Goodies

    Ask the Boater
    3 Jan 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Perhaps you have a little extra holiday money you received as gifts or gift cards.  What better way to start off your 2015 boating year, than acquiring a few of these goodies:       Most of these have free shipping. [list icon=”play”] Keep things neat with Non-spill wine / cocktail glasses Look debonair in your Captain’s Cap or perhaps this one for the First Mate A waterproof cell phone case is a good insurance policy Be safer with a portable spotlight Who doesn’t need a new pair of Sperry boat shoes? [/list]  
  • Just in Time for Winterizing

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    14 Sep 2014 | 1:06 pm
    BoatUS is offering a free 15-Page Boater’s Guide To Winterizing. We all know that water expands and can cause a boat engine block to crack, damage hoses, refrigeration, etc.  If you are rushing through getting your boat put up for the winter, you could cause yourself much additional work and expense.  Many learn the hard way and are more careful in the following year.  In an effort to help folks, BoatUS has a free guide which includes a great checklist and information about storing and winterizing your boat.  
  • Blue Moon in the Great Lakes

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    5 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Peter Sepetanc took this photo of Blue Moon in Amherstburg Ontario. It  came from Lake Erie into the mouth of the Detroit River between the mainland and Boblo island this morning at 8 am.
  • Are You Going?

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    29 Jan 2014 | 7:03 pm
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  • Is Your Boat Name On The List?

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:29 am
    The BoatUS Top Ten Boat Name List BoatUS has released its annual top 10 list of boat names. And while this year's top ten is mostly comprised of boat names you’ve seen on previous lists, it does seem to include one or two new entries this year. The question is: Is your boat name on the list?Here is the press release from BoatUS about the top ten boat names, along with a photo of one of the boat names on an embroidered shirt from BoatNameGear.com…  Big and small, power or sail, there are many different kinds of boats and so many different kinds of boat owners. But the one thing…
  • SailQuest Boat Show Returns To Mystic Shipyard

    20 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    MYSTIC SHIPYARD TO HOST 8TH ANNUAL SAILQUEST BOAT SHOW - TO SUPPORT SAILS UP 4 CANCER, MAY 1-3, 2015SailQuest Boat Show Companies announced recently that Mystic Shipyard will be the location for its annual boutique boat show to be held May 1-3, 2015. This family-oriented show will feature new sailboats, trawlers, downeast-style powerboats, kayaks, paddle boards and select brokerage yachts for sale, from 12 to over 50 feet long. Located in the heart of historic Mystic, Connecticut, Mystic Shipyard is offering free parking and free admission to the show.“We are excited to hold SailQuest…
  • Cartagena International Boat Show (CIBS)

    19 Mar 2015 | 1:26 pm
    There's a big boat show this weekend, and if you're looking to escape the lingering cold weather that we're still experiencing here in much of the northern United States, this event is something you should consider. We just received this press release and frankly, our staff was tempted to book a flight to Columbia...Boaters and boating enthusiasts will gather at the annual Cartagena International Boat Show on March 21-23, 2015 to see, try and buy the latest industry offerings. Celebrating its third year, the trade show is the ideal place to discover the best of the best in the world of…
  • The 2014 Norwalk Boat Show

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:54 am
    The National Marine Manufacturers Association brings its boat show to ConnecticutThe largest in-water boat show in our home state of Connecticut starts this week. The annual Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show starts this Thursday, September 18th, at Norwalk Cove Marina, and runs through Sunday the 21st. The show hours are 10 am to 6 pm each day. With Newport now in the rear-view mirror, this is the best show to check out next in the Northeast, especially for powerboat enthusiasts and paddlers. Prices and special offersFull story » Read more boating news like this. Visit DailyBoater.com…
  • National Safe Boating Week 2014

    16 May 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Fatalities are down two years in a row. Keep up the momentum and kick off the boating season with safety in mind... Photo Courtesy of The U.S. Coast Guard. It's that time of year again, when safety organizations around the country celebrate National Safe Boating Week, with a healthy dose of reminders and warnings to boaters to be careful out there this summer.  It's probably no coincidence that Safe Boating Week begins a week before boating season officially kicks off with Memorial Day Weekend, one of the busiest weekends of the year for recreational boating... Full story » Read…
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  • Water water everywhere and not a drop to drink

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    20 Apr 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Well that’s not ideal. Seems as though Dongfeng Race Team’s bad luck run is still going. Leg 5 they broke their rig, and now on Leg 6 they have broken their water maker. This is bad news, because one thing you definitely need to keep going, is drinking water. Which brings up an interesting point. [...] The post Water water everywhere and not a drop to drink appeared first on Live Sail Die.
  • First edition of the MARTINIQUE SURF PRO: it all begins tomorrow

    BYM Sailing News
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    The excitement is building and everything is on track on the island of Martinique for this new event, the only Caribbean leg of the World Surf League Qualification Series (QS) in 2015. The opening evening on Saturday launched the ...
  • Rambler 88 wins 2015 « Les Voiles De St. Barth » overal

    BYM Sailing News
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:10 pm
    l Juan Yacht Design's Rambler 88 wins the 6th edition of famous Caribbean regatta "Les Voiles de St. Barth", after a four-race series that took place from Tuesday 14th to Saturday 18th April. Rambler 88 raced in the Maxi ...
  • Etchells Australasians warm-up to Hong Kong Worlds

    BYM Sailing News
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Hong Kong Fleet Captain Greg Farrell is leading the charge down under of the Hong Kong teams planning on using the June long-weekend Marinepool 19th Etchells Australasian Winter Championship as a warm-up to their World Championships later in the ...
  • EFG Bank to sponsor Hong Kong’s young sailors

    BYM Sailing News
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:59 pm
    The Hong Kong Sailing Federation (HKSF) is pleased to announce a sponsorship agreement with EFG International covering the training and development of Hong Kong's Youth Sailing Squad. Over the past five years, the development of a significant youth training ...
 
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  • Silverton Yachts​ - Yacht Forums

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:20 am
    Silverton Yachts​Yacht ForumsSilverton Yachts actually began in the 1800's with a German immigrant by the name of Henry Luhrs. He became involved in the outfitting of trading ships and eventually owned a chandlery and then his own ship. His grandson was also in love with the sea
  • Princess Yachts Launch 5th M40 Motoryacht - Yacht Forums

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:20 am
    Princess Yachts Launch 5th M40 MotoryachtYacht ForumsIt was only in March that Princess delivered the fourth M40 hull "X5" to her owner. Believe it or not, Princess has announced the launching of the fifth hull in the same series. If you thought X5 was distinctive enough with her sandy hull colour, this
  • Yachting: Spanish yacht shrug off deduction to take lead - Channel News Asia

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:19 am
    Channel News AsiaYachting: Spanish yacht shrug off deduction to take leadChannel News AsiaMAPFRE bounced back from a tough week when they took the early lead on Monday in the sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Itajai, Brazil, to Newport, Rhode Island. PHOTOS. File photo of Team Mapfre during the 12th edition of the Volvo Ocean Race ...Yachting: Spanish boat slips in Volvo Ocean after structural changesPeninsula On-lineall 118 news articles »
  • Yachting: 'End of the road' for Team NZ funding - Otago Daily Times

    19 Apr 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Otago Daily TimesYachting: 'End of the road' for Team NZ fundingOtago Daily TimesThe future of Team New Zealand is looking grim after the announcement today that there will be no America's Cup pre-regatta for Auckland. All racing for the 2017 regatta will take place off Bermuda. The announcement has been made on the Cup's official ...Familiar Shoals for America's Cup: A Spat Over RulesNew York TimesNew Zealand PM sceptical on America's Cup fundingDaily MailGovernment funding for Team NZ 'very unlikely'Radio New Zealandall 48 news articles »
  • Voiles de Saint Barths – the model for a perfect regatta? - Yachting World (blog)

    17 Apr 2015 | 9:50 pm
    Yachting World (blog)Voiles de Saint Barths – the model for a perfect regatta?Yachting World (blog)When saxophonist Jim Rolland, aka 'Jimmy Sax', climbed onto the table and belted out his live solo to Mark Ronson's 'Uptown Funk' the party kicked off. Fuelled by a plentiful supply of rose wine and the most superb lunch with sushi starters and a feast
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  • Community Supports Takapuna Beach Holiday Park: 100 to 1

    20 Apr 2015 | 4:54 pm
    … few support Yachting NZ’s bid to replace the holiday park on … Board supporting the Holiday Park outnumber emails supporting the Yachting NZ development … community, and also regular visitors to the holiday park. These are the …
  • Get Ready For A Battle

    20 Apr 2015 | 2:26 pm
    Saltwater World Championship Battle In The Bahamas PORT LUCAYA, GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND, BAHAMAS, April 20, 2015 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament series will be heading to The Bahamas for its second annual Battle in The Bahamas. …
  • Yachting: Spanish yacht shrug off deduction to take lead

    20 Apr 2015 | 12:26 pm
    ITAJAI, Brazil: MAPFRE bounced back from a tough week when they took the early lead on Monday (Apr 20) in the sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Itajai, Brazil, to Newport, Rhode Island. On Thursday, the Spanish team were docked two points by an …
  • In-Suite Cupcake Sampling: Newest VIP Perk at Grand Velas Riviera Maya

    20 Apr 2015 | 6:09 am
    “Beyond All-Inclusive, Beyond All Compare” Resort Sweetens the Welcome for VIP Guests RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO, April 20, 2015 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Mexico’s Grand Velas Riviera Maya offers guests a new sweet treat turndown in-suite, a sampling of five …
  • Bahamians become North Pole Explorers

    20 Apr 2015 | 6:09 am
    NASSAU, BAHAMAS, April 20, 2015 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Two Bahamians are literally sitting on top of the world and they took The Bahamas’ flag with them. Earlier this week, Mark Roberts and Shaune Adderley made the journey to the North Pole – the first …
 
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  • VX One: could this be the keelboat class to match the Flying 15?

    Matthew Sheahan
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:15 am
    So far there has not been a planing keelboat class to touch the Uffa Fox Flying 15. Could the VX One be the one? Matthew Sheahan is impressedA modern high-performance machine with the ordinary sailor in mind. Photos: Ocean ImagesI’ll come straight out with it: there are some boats that hit the spot from the outset and for me the VX One is on that list. In fact, I’ll go further. This two- or three-crew 19ft performance keelboat was my favourite boat of 2014. It is, quite simply, superb. Bridging the gap between dinghies and keelboats has always been tricky. What’s good for those used to…
  • Video: See how the Gunboat G4 capsized at the Voiles de Saint Barths regatta

    Matthew Sheahan
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:07 pm
    Seeing how the foiling cat capsized is both handy and worrying for Matthew Sheahan as he prepares to join the crew for Antigua Sailing WeekHaving been talk of the town in Saint Barths for her foiling antics at the beginning of the week, Eduardo Perez’ foiling Gunboat G4, ‘Timbalero III’ became the hot topic at the event’s prize giving on Saturday evening, but this time for the wrong reasons. On a day that proved exciting for all, Timbalero III was flying on the downwind leg of the course on the east side of the island when the bright orange, futuristic foiling cat tripped up and…
  • Here’s why the Voiles de Saint Barths is one for your bucket list

    Matthew Sheahan
    19 Apr 2015 | 12:52 pm
    The final day’s racing proved why this is a must do event. Matthew Sheahan joined Peter Harrison’s crew aboard the TP52 Sorcha and reports from the prestigious Caribbean regatta“Breeze coming in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…full hike, press her down guys!” As we threw ourselves against the padded lower guard wire, arms outstretched to windward as if reaching for an imaginary golden carrot on a stick, you could feel the boat come upright as our TP52 ‘Sorcha’, owned by Peter Harrison flattened out, squatted down and accelerated downwind. As the arc of the bow wave to leeward rose, the low…
  • Voiles de Saint Barths – the model for a perfect regatta?

    Matthew Sheahan
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:38 pm
    Matthew Sheahan joins the fleet at a Caribbean regatta that is continuing to grow its reputationWhen the renowned saxophonist Jubel climbed onto the table and belted out his live sax solo to Mark Ronson’s ‘Uptown Funk’ the party kicked off. Fuelled by a plentiful supply of rose wine and the most superb lunch with sushi starters and a feast of a BBQ to follow, for once I had to admit that I was happier ashore than I could possibly have been afloat. And that takes some doing when you’re surrounded by a decent breeze, bright sunshine and great surfing waves in the turquoise waters of the…
  • If I had a hammer . . . a winter voyage to South Georgia by Skip Novak

    Belinda Bird
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:50 am
    A winter voyage to South Georgia had seemed like a great idea to Skip Novak and his crew aboard Pelagic Australis. But now ice was accumulating on deck and in the rig at an alarming rateIt was extraordinary how quickly ice accumulated on sails, guardwires and riggingNo matter how well you think you have prepared for a voyage, there are always things that slip through the net. Usually they are minor items that didn’t make the final hitlist as preoccupied minds were concentrating on the big picture. On this occasion, halfway to South Georgia from the Falklands Islands, and having crossed the…
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  • Sailing to Isla Isabela - Cruising Mexico's Galapagos

    Dolce Vita
    2 Apr 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Blog at YachtPals.com - The Online Boating Community We stopped at Isla Isabela on our north treck to Mazatlan, Mexico. The "We" is Maggie and me. Maggie joined me in Puerto Vallarta and will be sailing with me for the next two months in the Sea of Cortez. Maggie is from Sidney, Australia and had sailed with me for seven months in the Caribbean Sea and somehow had found the courage to join me the second time. Isla Isabela lured Jacques Cousteau here 30 years ago to Dolce Vita read more
  • Cruising Mexico

    Dolce Vita
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:21 am
    Blog at YachtPals.com - The Online Boating Community It has been more than 3 months since my last blog and there may be some of you wondering if I gave up sailing after last summer's hurricane. Vanquish those thoughts as I am still out to sea and sailing away.. I am covering old routes and have been Dolce Vita read more
  • Magdalena Bay, Mexico Anchorages?

    CaptnBry
    2 Nov 2014 | 8:58 am
    Blog at YachtPals.com - The Online Boating Community Does anyone have direct experience anchoring for weeks or months in Magdalena Bay, on the western coast of Baja?   I've always skipped this several-mile side-trip on downwind or upwind deliveries since time was always a factor.   It 'looks' huge, wild, and inviting. But what's the reality of a US flagged vessle hanging out and fishing/diving and gunk-holing for a couple months there? Are the locals and waters welcoming to a humble sailboat witha 6ft keel?   read more
  • Comanche

    Mstrsail
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Blog at YachtPals.com - The Online Boating Community Jim Clark's new super maxi yacht "Comanche" with sailing legend  Ken Read during her maiden sail in Newport, RI. Motu
  • Hurricane Damage

    Dolce Vita
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:47 am
    Blog at YachtPals.com - 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…
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  • RAFIKI : Less than 100 miles to Norfolk.

    20 Apr 2015 | 7:54 pm
    We had a humdinger of a storm last night. It started just after we arrived at Dowry Creek Marina at 3pm. We were the only transients here and we were put on an inside slip for a little protection. The marina is very exposed to the east and north east which is where the weather was to come from. We trussed Rafiki up like a turkey and put out lots of fenders in this short, weird, diagonal slip. Anyhow, we bounced around and listened to the howling wind and the blasting rain. When it rains it drips or pours, in this case, off the canvas covering the cockpit right above my head in my bunk where I…
  • SV GRASSHOPPER: French Poly Metaphor #1 Stunning Cliffs of Freedom

    20 Apr 2015 | 6:33 pm
    While working on a study of metaphors I challenged myself to create five metaphors for every country we visited last year. I loved the metaphors so much that it was great fun to try and find a photograph to go with each metaphor! Looking back over the photographs took my breath away. Perhaps I had become desensitized to the beauty around me because there seemed to be no end to the stunning scenery and everyplace we visited was more beautiful than the last. So, what is beauty? For me beauty is vast and ever changing. I found as much beauty in everything from dark, squally skies to crisp…
  • aVida: Boatless and Landlocked for Awhile... But With a View to Die For

    20 Apr 2015 | 6:24 pm
    People we have met in our voyages and travels over the last 5 plus years have inquired about and have said they missed an update to our blog -
  • SV Saraoni: Equatorial Happy Feet

    20 Apr 2015 | 6:15 pm
    We are anchored behind the black lava rocks and mangrove islets known as Las Tintoreras at Puerto Villamil on the island of Isabela �- the last island before the Marquesas, 2,900 nautical miles to the west. Villamil, with a resident population of 2,000, is a taste of what Puerto Ayora was like 30 years ago �- a laid back village with sandy streets, small restaurants, mini markets and hotels. People amble down the middle of the streets because there isn�'t much traffic. On the seafront where the small wharf is located, sea lions have collared all the best wooden seats, huge marina…
  • Travels with Tapatai: New Mode of Transportation

    20 Apr 2015 | 5:36 pm
    We just purchased a 1996 Dodge Road Trek 190 Versatile with the idea of traveling mainland Mexico next winter. We have not sold Tapatai nor do we intend to but wanted to see some of the interior of Mexico.
 
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    Sailing Cruise

  • Basic Terminology of Sailing

    Thanate Tan
    19 Apr 2015 | 4:19 pm
    Planning about starting the Sailing and the Yachting as well as Sailing in the Sunset? So, just read on! You may possibly like several people ....
  • Marine Gadgets For All Sailboats

    Longlom
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:57 am
    The passionate sailor will constantly look for, and keep up with innovations in the fields of marine gadgets that will improve the overall performance of their vessels.
  • Yachtmaster Qualification

    Thanate Tan
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:41 am
    You need the Yachtmaster Offshore for Commercial Endorsement. It will permit you for skipping the yacht till 200gt.
  • How to Hire a Yacht for Your Perfect Holiday

    Longlom
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:51 pm
    There is no doubt about the fact that taking a boat around the world can be an excellent way to spend your holidays. If you decide to charter one of these vessels though ...
  • Sail on Thailand’s best sailing grounds and have an experience of your life!

    Longlom
    17 Feb 2015 | 5:12 am
    Given you are in Thailand, the whole adventure may mean just one thing – amazing and unforgettable experiences! Spending time in Thailand ...
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    Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System

  • Amver participating cement carrier rescues sailor

    Amver Maritime Relations
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:37 am
    The Amver participating cement carrier Cozumel rescued an injured woman from the Dutch sailing vessel Tycha 180 miles northeast of Caracas, Venezuela on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.U.S. Coast Guard personnel at the Sector San Juan Rescue Coordination Center received notification from another sailing vessel that a crew member of a Dutch sailboat was unconscious and had a broken leg. Rescue personnel identified the 383-foot cement carrier Cozumel 40 miles away from the distress location. The captain of the Cozumel radioed the Coast Guard that he was proceeding to assist in the injured sailor.Less…
  • Welcome Wednesday!

    Amver Maritime Relations
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:01 am
    Taking a look at the types of vessels enrolled in Amver this week says something about the diversity of shipping and the maritime sector as a whole. Of the 16 ships signed up, four of them were tankers, three where offshore supply vessels,  three were fishing vessels, two bulkers, two tugs and two container ships. You see, Amver accepts all types of ships because an emergency at sea doesn't care who or what comes to save you--just that someone comes to save you.Now, help us welcome the latest Amver ships.SEA TOTRUGAWOLVERINEARCTIC MARINERBICENTARIOSAGADESH VIBHORSEA TRIUMPHNEW…
  • Welcome Wednesday!

    Amver Maritime Relations
    8 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Why join Amver? Because you may save a life! Another 23 ships have committed to safety at sea and coordinated search and rescue. Will you join them?HERCULES 173ARABDRILL 40CAUQUENESCORCOVADODALIEDWARD OLDENDORFFSTI MANHATTANCASTOR LEADERBTS CHRISTINAYAMATO SPIRITDACC TIRRENOSPAR PYXISSTI SLOANESTI BROADWAYTRITON 501STI ROSESTI LEOMAGIAPRIVAEGEANTHALASSA PISTISKYPROS SKYSANIBEL ISLANDPhoto credit: Fotolia
  • Amver ship saves sailor adrift for 66 days

    Amver Maritime Relations
    7 Apr 2015 | 10:41 am
    The Amver participating container ship Houston Express rescued a sailor adrift for 66 days off the North Carolina coast on Thursday, April 2, 2015.U.S. Coast Guard rescue personnel at the Fifth District Command Center received notification from the 1085-foot container ship Houston Express stating the crew had spotted the man and his vessel 200 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. The German-flagged ship was on a voyage to France but turned around in order to coordinate a medevac of the survivor by a Coast Guard helicopter."The survivor appears to be in good health but he is…
  • Welcome Wednesday!

    Amver Maritime Relations
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    We hope you enjoy reading what ships have enrolled in Amver each week. We certainly enjoy sharing them with you. We hope it encourages other crews and owners to consider joining Amver as well. The benefit outweigh the costs. Now, help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.SASCO AVACHABRITANNIAIPANEMA BEACHDAIWAN CHAMPIONNEW TALISMANSINCHI MARUAMAZON CONQUERORDOCKWISE WHITE MARLINMARINA OCEANICDELTA EMPERORNAVIGATOR UMBRIOPhoto credit: Fotolia
 
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    H2uh0 - Bonehead Moves on the Water... by Craig

  • Bonehead Move Of the Decade

    20 Apr 2015 | 7:52 am
    This award is not given out without a lot of thought and attention to detail. We do not give it out on an annual basis, but only when an act that is deserving and truly bonehead in nature. The 2008 Bonehead of the Year goes to: The sailors on the boat "Stand-By" who ran into one of the largest sailing yachts in the world, the Maltese Falcon (at 289 feet) in the San Francisco Bay in October. The Falcon was cruising the bay one glorious afternoon when Stand-by inexplicably rammed the Falcon. Here is what the owner, Tom Perkins, and others had to say about the incident, "A few minutes before…
  • Best of H2uh0 - Pics of the Week

    20 Apr 2015 | 7:24 am
    Just a small sampling of some of the 1000's of pics featured on H2uh0.  It's been a fantastic 10 years of sailing the SF Bay on our Newport 30.  I have been lucky enough to charter or just get out for a day sail in sublime sailing hot spots such as:  Mexico, Belize, BVI's, Bahamas, Croatia and Hawaii.  I still have a long ways to go to realize my biggest dream.  An 18 month cruise from California to New Zealand and Australia. I plan to purchase a Beneteau 423 and head down the coast of California in the fall of 2018.  Our first big destination will be the Channel…
  • Sailing Scenes From A Movie, Pt. 7 (last one)

    19 Apr 2015 | 9:01 am
    If you have not seen this one please do!
  • Bummer!

    19 Apr 2015 | 8:31 am
    Earlier this week we featured the G4 foiling cat.  Sailing circles around all the other boats in Caribbean bliss.  Billed as a screamin' family cruiser, this boat seemed to have it all if you got a mil or two sitting around.  Now this from yesterday.Might want to rip up that contract you signed last week with Gun Boat and get a fast lead leaner instead.  When you are on the cutting edge, prepare to get cut.From Pieterjan Dwarshuis "Fantastic day of sailing ended with a dumb capsize.Ticked that box of the test program too. Everything fine, mainsail only some broken battens,…
  • The Heaviest Wave on the Planet

    19 Apr 2015 | 7:55 am
    Nicknamed "The End of the Road," Teahupoo carries that distinction for more than one reason. The obvious being that the small town is essentially the last stop on the road that partially rings both Tahiti Nui ("big Tahiti") and Tahiti Iti ("small Tahiti"). The less-obvious reason is the one that's become clearly understood by the surf community in the past decade: If you lose your concentration out there, the expression "the end of the road" could be referring to your life.Located half a kilometer off the coast of the fishing village of Teahupoo, this monster left-hand reef pass has become…
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  • US A-Class: HYC Elissa Speed Week 2015

    XS Editor
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Nice initiative by the US fleet gathering together all the toys and sail together as we are  doing here in BA They organized course racing and a 500mts speed line pass. : —- "On April 10-12, the Houston Yacht Club did a fantastic job hosting a new "Speed" division in its 29th Annual Elissa Regatta. The idea, created by A-Class sailors at the club, was to bring together anything that’s small and For the rest of the story CLICK HERE!
  • Finished

    XS Editor
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Nandor Fa (HUN) and Conrad Colman (NZL) crossed the finish line of the Barcelona World Race this Monday 20th April at 22:59:40 hrs UTC (00:59:40 Tues 21st CET) to complete their race in seventh place and effectively close the course for this third edition of the double-handed non-stop around the world race. Respectively the oldest and youngest skippers in the eight boat field which left Barcelona on 31st December 2014, Hungarian Fa, 61, and New Zealander Colman, 31, took 110 days, 10hrs, 59 mins secs to complete the 23 321 miles at an average speed of 8.8 kts for the theoretical course which…
  • ‘Sense Of Pride’, ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères Preview

    XS Editor
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:29 pm
    (April 20, 2015) – The ten Olympic and three Paralympic events at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères are flooded with Olympic, Paralympic, World and Continental Champions. Entries are restricted to 40 competitors in each fleet and 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships gold medalists Nicholas Heiner (NED), Mat Belcher (AUS) and Giles Scott (GBR) are excited about the new concept. With the world’s most athletic, versatile and competitive sailors making up the fleets the competition will be exceptional as Belcher explained, “There’s a sense of pride here because…
  • PHOTOS: Charleston Race Week

    XS Editor
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:29 pm
    The 20th anniversary edition of Sperry Charleston Race Week provide three days of racing for the 2,500 competitors on six race courses. Here are two galleries of photos from this year’s event. Photos by Priscilla Parker Photos by Daniela Clark, PhotoBoat For the rest of the story CLICK HERE!
  • Volvo Ocean Race: Slow going and no water for Dongfeng

    XS Editor
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:29 pm
    Itajai, Brazil (April 20, 2015) – After a painfully slow start, the fleet finally got going. Team Alvimedica led the way out of Itajai. The Turkish American team must be spurred on and fired up for a good result for this homecoming leg back to Newport, Rhode Island. It was slow work northeast, moving more and more offshore and away from the land effect. At 22:00 UTC the fleet was dogged by some frustrating rain clouds that challenged some teams more than others. SCA and Alvimedica fell foul of a shift that went against them, while MAPFRE and ADOR made the most of it stretching their…
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    Sailing With Albie!

  • Sailing Up From San Diego IX: From Newport Beach To Point Viscente

    Albie
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:27 am
         "As the sun was going down twelve dolphins jumped out of the water and at the same time surfed a big wave. Water flew everywhere!Later the stars were beautiful out at sea and the lights on the mountains were intriguing. The rushing of water past the boat was restful.San Pedro was trying to win the award for most lights blazing the night sky!"Earlier that day...After the wind came out late that morning, I sailed on from Newport Beach area up towards Long Beach and San Pedro. I was already about five miles out at sea and had been out here all night waiting for the wind to…
  • Sailing Up From San Diego VIII: From Dana Point to Newport Beach.

    Albie
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:52 am
    It was blowing ten to fifteen knots of wind with baby whitecaps and 2 foot waves. It was a nice day and I felt excited to be heading out on another adventure! I had just left Dana Point. Here's what happened from the beginning:Having just sailed from Oceanside, I had anchored in Dana Pt.During the night I had managed to row my dinghy ashore and get my battery charged. The next day, I then hooked it up to the electrical on the boat and sat and waited for the wind to start. It was a nice morning with pelicans flying overhead. The wind usually begins around 10:30 am or so and when it did I…
  • Sailing from San Diego to Los Angeles, Part VII: Oceanside to Dana Point

    Albie
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:56 pm
    After leaving Oceanside, I sailed the rest of the afternoon toward Dana Point. It was late afternoon when I was sailing past San Onefre Nuclear Plant.I was about a mile or two from shore and the closer to land I got the heavier the kelp got. It started getting really thick all of a sudden and I decided to change tack and head out to sea and get away from the kelp. The kelp must have been good for fishing as I saw a couple fishing boats near the kelp beds.While I was doing this I was reading a book. I didn't have to worry about steering as I had the tiller on "auto" by using a rope that…
  • Sailing from San Diego to Los Angeles. Part VI Up to Ocean Side!

    Albie
    26 Oct 2014 | 5:23 pm
    The wind was up and all seemed well until I got a ways out to sea. From that point it was apparent that the wind was going to continue from the north making it clear to me that I could only sail north west close hauled. After a couple hours I got about five miles out and then the wind promptly stopped! So much for getting anywhere today. I watched the sun go down and then darkness came on. I could do nothing but take the sails down and wait for the wind. But there was nothing but sheer calm all night!I took notice of all the land sights and lights around me. Tonight I decided…
  • Sailing to San Diego Part V

    Albie
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:25 pm
    "Before my eyes closed I noticed how beautiful it was sleeping under the stars out at sea! And then I fell alseep for a short while. All went dark in my mind and then I woke up about 15 minutes later to adjust the tiller slightly as the sails were making noise and the boat was slightly off course."Many hours earlier however, I had been on a mission to sail into Mission Bay by evening time. But the wind had almost died and the current was against me. Besides this I didn't have an engine so that put me at the complete mercy of the wind.Here's what happened: I was constantly watching the wind…
 
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  • What We Learned From Our First Cruising Boat

    PacificSailors
    12 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    It’s been nearly a year since we sold Camille and we’re starting to think about our next boat. We’ve had a nice break but the sea is calling. When we were boat shopping before we bought Camille, we had some ideas on what we wanted out of a boat but did not have a specific make or model in mind. We looked at everything from 30 year old blue-water boats to brand new fin keels. This time around we know exactly the make and model we want to purchase. We’re just waiting to for the right boat (i.e., previous owner) to come along. Camille ended up being sort of a practice boat…
  • Cozumel

    PacificSailors
    6 Apr 2015 | 12:16 pm
    April finds us in Cozumel. We rented a little “villa” for the month, in a house of six units right on the water. We’re living large and spending a fraction of what it cost us to camp in the Florida Keys. Cozumel is a bit more expensive than areas of Mexico we cruised aboard Camille but the current exchange rate is working in our favor. Right in front of our villa is a great place to snorkel. We even brought our inflatable kayak along.   The deck is huge with incredible views perfect for sundowners. We have a full kitchen and since Mike’s parents are coming…
  • Florida

    PacificSailors
    14 Mar 2015 | 5:13 pm
    After two months of collecting and processing data for new NOAA nautical charts off Panama City Beach we are finally traveling again. I flew out to Florida but Mike had some time and made the long drive from Seattle. He drove down to San Diego to drop off our Alaska gear (skis, down coats, etc) and picked up our kayak, and camping and snorkel gear before heading east. Our little mini van now has over 175,000 miles on it. We were surprised at how cold it had been in PCB and could not wait to head further south. Neither one of us had ever been to a southern Plantation so we made a quick…
  • Hurricane Ridge

    PacificSailors
    5 Jan 2015 | 3:49 pm
    We took the ferry over to the Olympic Peninsula for some skiing and snow-shoeing. As we headed into the mountains it was first raining, then snowing and finally we came out above the clouds to a sunshiny day and fresh snow.We stayed in a cabin on a farm in Eden Valley near Port Angeles. This is “Blue” the miniature horse. The post Hurricane Ridge appeared first on PacificSailors.com.
  • Our Favorite Gear

    PacificSailors
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Need a last minute gift idea for the sailor in your life? Here is a little list of items that are useful on the boat everyday. Also a few options for any kind of traveler or adventurer. For even more of our favorite items visit our Gear page. UNDER $20 Sarong – Not only useful to cover up on the beach but great as a lightweight beach towel and to add more shade to the cockpit. Portable Inverter – We use this in the car to power the laptop or for gear we only have a 110V charger for. Also used it on our smaller boats where we didn’t have a full sized inverter. Be sure…
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    Scuttlebutt Sailing News

  • Volvo Ocean Race: Slow going and no water for Dongfeng

    Assoc Editor
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:24 pm
    Itajai, Brazil (April 20, 2015) – After a painfully slow start, the fleet finally got going. Team Alvimedica led the way out of Itajai. The Turkish American team must be spurred on and fired up for a good result for this homecoming leg back to Newport, Rhode Island. It was slow work northeast, moving more and more offshore and away from the land effect. At 22:00 UTC the fleet was dogged by some frustrating rain clouds that challenged some teams more than others. SCA and Alvimedica fell foul of a shift that went against them, while MAPFRE and ADOR made the most of it stretching their…
  • PHOTOS: Charleston Race Week

    Assoc Editor
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:48 pm
    The 20th anniversary edition of Sperry Charleston Race Week provide three days of racing for the 2,500 competitors on six race courses. Here are two galleries of photos from this year’s event. Photos by Priscilla Parker Photos by Daniela Clark, PhotoBoat
  • ‘Sense Of Pride’, ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères Preview

    Assoc Editor
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:22 pm
    (April 20, 2015) – The ten Olympic and three Paralympic events at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères are flooded with Olympic, Paralympic, World and Continental Champions. Entries are restricted to 40 competitors in each fleet and 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships gold medalists Nicholas Heiner (NED), Mat Belcher (AUS) and Giles Scott (GBR) are excited about the new concept. With the world’s most athletic, versatile and competitive sailors making up the fleets the competition will be exceptional as Belcher explained, “There’s a sense of pride here because it’s…
  • America’s Cup: Coutts – Another Kiwi team could replace Team NZ

    Assoc Editor
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:54 pm
    Sir Russell Coutts is confident Team New Zealand will contest the 2017 America’s Cup but has said if they don’t front in Bermuda, another New Zealand syndicate would fill their place. The America’s Cup official website announced that the entire event will take place off Bermuda, taking away initial plans of Auckland host a pre-regatta, and with it the likelihood of Team New Zealand getting government funding. Coutts, a five time winner of the America’s Cup, told the New York Times that he still hoped to have six challengers in Bermuda and said it was unlikely Team New…
  • End of the road for Team NZ funding

    Assoc Editor
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Auckland, New Zealand (April 20, 2015) – The future of Team New Zealand is looking grim after the announcement today that there will be no America’s Cup pre-regatta for Auckland. All racing for the 2017 regatta will take place off Bermuda. The announcement was made on the Cup’s official website, which stated, “The America’s Cup event format was agreed by competitors and that all racing will take place in Bermuda.” Team New Zealand say they have not agreed on that format. “Emirates Team New Zealand would like to clarify we did not agree on the format…
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  • Tropical non-tidal sailing …with a side of lobster

    latesail
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:18 am
    So, where in the world do you sail in non-tidal waters whilst enjoying some of the freshest lobster around? It has to be the islands of Antigua & Barbuda in the heart of the Caribbean. Antigua is a well known Caribbean destination sitting like a jewel in the Caribbean chain between BVI and the Grenadines; but how well do people really know it? Sure, it’s famous for hosting Test Cricket, the Classic Yacht Regatta and Antigua Sailing Week (a bit like Cowes Week in the sunshine; and just add rum).  But who would know that cruising Antigua and Barbuda offers some of the most idyllic…
  • Sailing with Kids

    latesail
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:38 am
    Travelling with children always requires a little extra thought and preparation. A sailing holiday is a no brainer when it comes to kids, it is the perfect way to make sure the adults and children enjoy their holiday while also enjoying their time with each other.  This is a unique experience for children filled with plenty of opportunities for learning and fun, and there are of course some tips we can offer to make sure the children, and the adults, get the most out of their family charter holiday. Planning Thinking of bringing children along on your next charter? Catamarans are the best…
  • You may be Ben Ainslie, but you still need a sailing certificate to charter in Europe…

    latesail
    4 Apr 2015 | 9:15 am
    We receive countless enquiries from charterers who have been sailing all their life, own a yacht,   or have many years of experience, but they have never qualified, why would they need to? Over the years more and more countries are making it a requirement that the charter skipper has a sailing licence, or sailing certificate. It is neither the broker, nor the charter company that stipulate this, but the local authorities, and as time goes on it is becoming more strictly enforced and regulated. We already share your frustration on this, for those of you with vast sailing experience it can be…
  • Packing for your Charter

    latesail
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:08 am
    Now that you have your charter planned and you are counting the days until you set sail, it is time to start thinking about packing for your trip! Packing for a sailing holiday is not quite the same as packing for a resort stay, so we do have some tips and suggestions for you to keep in mind. First things first, let’s start with the luggage itself: soft-sided bags is a must, duffel bags, backpacks etc. You are working with limited storage space on a boat, so it is best to have luggage that is more easily stored and moved around than giant wheeling suitcases. Clothing You will want all the…
  • Robinson Crusoe. Where To Avoid Your Friends and Everyone Else For a Week!

    latesail
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:24 am
    Where to really escape the crowds You’ve left the marina, the engine is off, the sails are up and the only sound is the water gently lapping against the hull. This is the freedom and escape you’ve been eagerly anticipating.  Next stop, a calm secluded bay for lunch and then an afternoon sail into the next port, but what then? A busy marina with yachts jostling for spaces– families shouting as they try to negotiate tight moorings, port papers needed NOW, and people running, dancing, talking. Where did the peace and quiet go? That tranquil feeling just an hour ago was the calm…
 
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    Sail Away Girl

  • Mispronounced Nautical Terms and Sailing Jargon

    Elizabeth Aristeguieta
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Hello Sailors, My good friend and sponsor Mari from Capsurz found an article on mispronounced words with one sailing term on it and she thought I should write about the topic for other Mispronounced Nautical Terms and Sailing Jargon. The one word on the list she found was Boatswain pronounced bo-sun. There is far more […]
  • What to Wear Sailing Chillax’n at Anchor

    Elizabeth Aristeguieta
    10 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Hello Sailors, Well we aren’t always sailing when we’re on board now are we? Sometimes we’re just hanging out and, my new favorite word…chillax’n. Here’s my take on What to Wear Sailing Chillax’n at Anchor. I like to chillax on a sailboat. I imagine myself when I’ve set off to see the world enjoying the […]
  • Partner in Command

    Elizabeth Aristeguieta
    8 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Hello Sailors, I recently attended a free seminar held by the Waukegan Sail and Power Squadron (WSPS) at the Waukegan Yacht Club on Partner in Command. More on Partner in Command in a minute. Before the Partner in Command seminar, I had the opportunity to chat with my friend Brian, Education Officer for WSPS. We […]
  • What did Louis Jordan do wrong?

    Elizabeth Aristeguieta
    7 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Hello Sailors, I’m sure many of you have heard about the sailor rescue from last week by now. His name was Louis Jordan and he was missing at sea for 66 days. Louis Jordan had been living on his sailboat in Bucksport Plantation near Conway, South Carolina ever since he lost his job as a […]
  • What to Wear Sailing for a Spring Sail

    Elizabeth Aristeguieta
    3 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Hello Sailors, I’m so excited! It is finally showing signs of Spring here in Chicago. My tulips and daffodils have poked their lovely green spikes out of the ground and it won’t be long before the beautiful flowers appear too. Yes I know the weather here could turn back to winter and all those lovely […]
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