October 2014

Ocean Navigator

Bad news from Baddeck

The Cape Breton Boat Yard is in danger of closing due to a new tariff being imposed on the owners of U.S. yachts who store their boats in Canada for 12 months, or who have their boats worked on for more than a 12-month period.

Concordia yawl sinks in Nantucket

The well-known classic Concordia yawl, Winnie of Bourne, sank on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 after a collision with the 46-foot Swan, Dragon.

Sailing Hall of Fame 2014 inductees

The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) announced the eight prominent sailors who will make up its 2014 class of inductees.

Ida Lewis Distance Race to use virtual mark

The 2014 Ida Lewis Distance Race, a popular overnight race for PHRF, IRC, One-Design, Double Handed and Multihull boats, has added a new challenge.

Grandmother kayaks from Maine to Guatemala

Maine grandmother and retired scientist Dr. Deb Walters has embarked on a 2,500-nautical-mile solo kayak expedition to tell the story and raise awareness of the children living in the Guatemala City garbage dump.

Downeast Gam

Sixty-one boats and 147 sailors attended Dick and Kathy de Grasse’s 24th annual Downeast Gam in Gilkey’s Harbor, Islesboro, Maine in August.

As Long As It’s Fun: The Epic Voyages and Extraordinary Times of Lin and Larry Pardey

In As Long As It’s Fun, veteran marine journalist Herb McCormick recounts the remarkable sailing career of Lin and Larry Pardey, “the first couple of cruising.”

Satellites expand AIS coverage

In the history of maritime safety, a few major technologies have made a huge impact — radio, EPIRBS and GPS. The latest big impact technology is Automatic Identification System (AIS).

Anchoring on the edge

Looking to find a new place to explore on Shockles, our 43-foot Ocean Alexander power voyaging boat, we pored over the charts and guidebooks while planning a cruise to Desolation Sound in British Columbia, Canada.

Strange customs

On Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, I opened my email to have my day ruined by a detention notice from South African customs.

Reliable systems for high-latitude voyaging

I read Eric Forsyth’s recent story on his attempted Antarctic circumnavigation (“Turned Away,” September) and felt some comments are warranted for the safety of all who have passagemaking in mind.

Buoys get scarce

As sailors make their way through the beautiful green isles of the Bahamas, they soon become accustomed to the basic realities there.

On the Bruce in a Meltemi storm

Big Sky pulled violently at our Bruce, five meters below us, like a puppy with a sock.

Emergency in the Solomons

Carina swung on a mooring in Roderick Bay off Nggela Sule Island in the Florida Group of the Solomon Islands.

Yacht Review: Pacific Seacraft 44

In 1948, the now legendary yacht designer W.I.B. Crealock set out with three friends in a small English cutter to study the behavior of small boats at sea.

Yacht Review: Dix 43 Pilothouse

Brian Russell is a capable man. For the last 30 years, he has worked as a sculptor, blacksmith, welder, machinist, glass caster and woodworker.

Yacht Review: Mastfoil 41

For multi-hull designer Chris White of South Dartmouth, Mass., every now and then just the right client for a new design comes along.

Yacht Review: Alerion 41

Yacht design has always been an evolutionary process and today’s modern designs are no exception.

Yacht Review: Nordhavn 68

Pacific Asian Enterprises (PAE) continues to be the leader in ocean voyaging motor yachts.

October 2014 Issue 221: The Kaiser’s Cup

German Kaiser Wilhelm was in a hurry. The grandson of Queen Victoria and the son of Kaiser Friedrich III, Wilhelm wasted no time after his father died.

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