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Morgan sails with whales

Morgan sails with whales

Charles W. Morgan seeks out whales on Stellwagen Bank, but without harpoons

Arctic voyager escapes

Arctic voyager escapes

Sailboat attempting Northwest Passage is freed from ice north of Alaska by Coast Guard icebreaker

First step for Iridium GMDSS status

First step for Iridium GMDSS status

The International Maritime Organization is now evaluating Iridium satcom as an IMO-certified GMDSS partner

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Dockside safety

Dockside safety

Most of the time when we get back to the dock we feel pretty safe. We are safely tied up and shore is within just a few feet so how could there be any danger?

The right stuff

The right stuff

With a little imagination, voyagers can find jury rig supplies just about anywhere

Cents and sensibility

Cents and sensibility

It’s not just the size of your voyaging fund, but also your ability to improvise

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Strategies for navigating around coral

Strategies for navigating around coral

It probably goes without saying that navigating around coral in areas without perfect charts and without good sunlight is a risky proposition.

Internet access for voyagers

Internet access for voyagers

For better or worse, we live in a connected world. When we set off voyaging, our access to connectivity changes. How much it changes depends on where we’re going, what kind of access we want, and how much we’re willing to pay — measured both in cash and in energy consumption — to get it.

Getting the message

Getting the message

Voyagers venturing beyond the reach of cellular transmissions used to have only two communications tools at their disposal: HF SSB radio and satellite phones.

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Tropical storm and hurricane info

Tropical storm and hurricane info

Where to find it and how to use it

Seeing global winds

Seeing global winds

You’ve heard of working for peanuts, but how about for pickled herring? Software developer Cameron Beccario, who devised a fascinating and informative global weather visualization website called “earth”, has been offered pickled herring and salmon from an Alaskan commercial fisherman, a confessed big fan of “earth.”

Playing the weather to New Zealand

Playing the weather to New Zealand

Easing the passage between the major islands and New Zealand

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Smartphone VHF

Smartphone VHF

More and more sailors are relying on smartphone and tablet applications to do everything from getting weather, plotting courses, and even inventorying their gear.

Charging can be a handful

Charging can be a handful

Meeting the challenge of recharging handheld devices afloat

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May/June 2014

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Events & Seminars

Christmas Cove Regatta

Christmas Cove Regatta

2014.07.26

Come be part of the fun in South Bristol, Maine for this year's Christmas Cove Regatta. There will be 3 races on Saturday and 2 on Sunday,...

Buzzards Bay Regatta

2014.08.01

BBR is the largest multi-class regatta in the United States with over 450 boats and 1200 sailors across fifteen different classes. 30 volunteer...

SSCA Downeast Gam

2014.08.02

Cruisers heading to Maine this summer should mark their calendars for the 24th annual SSCA Downeast Gam at Gilkey’s Harbor, Islesboro,...

The Lake Champlain Antique and Classic Boat Society 28th Annual Vintage Boat Show

2014.08.07

The Lake Champlain Antique and Classic Boat Society 28th Annual Vintage Boat Show returns to the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival,...