May/June 2012

Ocean Navigator

Kiwi Spirit to challenge Dodge Morgan’s record

New Zealand native Stanley Paris wants to break American yachtsman Dodge Morgan’s 1986 solo-circumnavigation record of 150 days. Construction of his new boat, Kiwi Spirit, hull No. 1 of the Farr-designed Paris 63 is well under construction at Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding in Thomaston, Maine.

iPad navigation software

Learning the ropes

Bow eye question

A head that works

May/June 2012 Issue 202: Stars to windward

Handheld technology in the cockpit

For those so inclined, there are dozens of products that offer waterproofing and mounting hardware to use tablets and smartphones while cruising.

Furuno brings multitouch to MFDs

In February, Furuno unveiled its version of multitouch called NavNet TZtouch.

Running rigging offshore

Most experienced voyagers have their own ideas about how to set up a boat for offshore work.

More efficient power voyaging?

Nearly a century ago, powerboat design, to paraphrase Yogi Berra, “came to a fork in the road and took it.” We may have chosen the “wrong fork.” In light of today’s ever-rising fuel costs, this appears to be no idle concern.

WildHorse beats to St. Maarten

Our destination, St. Maarten in the Leeward Islands, often was behind us as we battled to stay in control.

Engine seawater pump rebuild

Long distance voyagers should carry a spare seawater pump for their engine.

Winter in Fireland

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Watch "Hooligan navy" documentary

A short film on how sailboats went on anti-submarine patrol in WWII

With DeLorme inReach, "Calling" for a BoatUS Tow is Easy Even When Cell Phone and VHF Let You Down

Polaris on the cap shroud

Charlie Humphries shares his thoughts during a night watch on a delivery aboard the 100-foot Swan Virago

NOAA's War of 1812 commemorative charts

NOAA offers five commemorative charts of U.S. ports and their involvement in the War of 1812

P.A.E. breaks ground on new, state-of-the-art headquarters

Monohull transatlantic attempt underway

Giovanni Soldini and American Brad Van Liew are attempting to set the transatlantic monohull speed record on board the 70-footer Maserati

Solo sailor rounds the Americas

Solo sailor Matt Rutherford, sailing for Americans with disabilities, returned to Maryland in April following a solo, 27,000 miles nonstop circumnavigation of the Americas

How much water is on Earth?

If you put all the water on earth in one place, how big would it be?

Kadey-Krogen Introduces First Consumer iPad Application in the Cruising Powerboat/Trawler Market

Get a boat loan, help a tall ship

BankNewport is pledging to donate funds to Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island (OHPRI), the foundation that is working to build a sail training vessel for Rhode Island.

Casco Baykeeper Accepts EPA's Lifetime Achievement Award

Dutch CAPI2 Navetica in impressive South African 66ft Catamaran

New Coast Guard signaling device

Rather than fire M16 tracer rounds the Coast Guard is using a new shotgun based flash/bang round

Tracking data shows Ensenada racer ran aground

SPOT satellite data shows the boat's course taking it directly onto the rocks.

Inaugural Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show Generates Waves of Enthusiasm

Hodgdon Yacht's WINDCREST Takes 3rd in St. Barth's

Sugru: One third of the ultimate tool kit

Every mariner knows the things that drive us crazy: things that leak, things that slip, things that squeak, things that rattle, and things that leave marks.

Ensenada Race deaths remain a mystery

Four sailors were killed and their sailboat destroyed while on the Newport/Ensenada Race

Panama Canal rates expected to rise

The Panama Canal Authority has approved a proposal to raise the toll rates on the canal

Rescue at sea raw video

Coast Guard video of the rescue of two injured Clipper 11-12 Race sailors

Atlantic Cup aiming for carbon neutral status

According to race organizers the 2012 Atlantic Cup (Charleston/New York/Newport) will be run as the first carbon neutral sailing race.

Swedish sailor found off South Africa

A Swedish sailor who hadn't been heard from for more than 80 days was rescued yesterday in the Indian Ocean off South Africa by a Greek merchant ship

Half of GOR fleet regains Northern Hemisphere

Half of the Global Ocean Race (GOR) fleet is now back in the Northern Hemisphere after six and-a-half months in the south

Man Over-Board

The Man Overboard iPhone app shows you the way back to the MOB

Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show and Cruisers University Combine for Inaugural Event

New atomic clock to change space navigation

NASA is preparing to fly a Deep Space Atomic Clock, or DSAC, based on mercury-ion trap technology, demonstration that will revolutionize the way the space agency conducts deep-space navigation

Lows and arrows

Many mariners are familiar with the surface weather charts from NOAA’s Ocean Prediction Center and make regular use of these charts to help make their weather-related voyaging decisions.

New Catalina 315 launched

New Catalina 315 is Latest in the Refined Catalina 5 Series.

Sea Tow launches new mobile app

The new Sea Tow App is a pocket toolkit with weather, tides, GPS, compass and other functions, displayed in both day and night running modes

Online Store for Lowrance, Eagle, Simrad Yachting and B&G parts

Navico launches new online store to replace LEI-Extras.com

GOST Launches GOST Brazil at 2012 Rio Boat Show

At the 2012 Rio Boat Show GOST (formerly Paradox Marine) announced the launch of GOST Brazil to distribute marine security, monitoring, surveillance and vessel tracking systems.

Fife classic to participate in first Antigua regatta

Tuiga, the Yacht Club de Monaco’s 1909 William Fife-designed flagship recently crossed the Atlantic for the vessel’s first ever Western Hemisphere regatta.

Nigel Calder on hybrid power

Sign up for a webinar on hybrid power sponsored by ABYC.

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