November/December 2015

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Dorade completes historic campaign

The 1930-built wooden yawl Dorade has completed a four-year campaign to repeat all of the major ocean races the classic yacht won in the 1930s, finishing up on the podium at the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race, where Dorade took second in IRC Class 4 and seventh overall out of 356 boats.

New design for Jimmy Buffett

The sailing singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffet has apparently ended his search for the perfect yacht — perfect for a man who has long embraced the adventure of the cruising lifestyle and needs a fast boat that is part sailboat, part powerboat.

Improving fuel efficiency

Recently, the European Union funded a HYbrid MARine (HYMAR) project involving several researchers and myself that explored the possibilities of hybrid marine propulsion.

Two yachts sink in boatyard fire

Three vessels were lost in a fire at Hinckley’s Portsmouth, R.I., facility on Monday, Sept. 15, 2015.

SCYA to hold 27th annual Women’s Sailing Convention

The Southern California Yachting Association will hold its 27th Annual Women’s Sailing Convention on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016.

Treasury Department updates Cuban rules

The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is amending the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, 31 CFR Part 515 (the “CACR”), to implement additional revisions consistent with the policy changes announced by President Obama on Dec. 17, 2014.

Radar technology keeps moving

A few years ago, so-called broadband low-power radar was released and it was a boon to ocean sailors for its low power requirements.

Redrawing the Greenwich meridian

In 1884 the battle of the prime meridians ended.

Glory, an electric original

It’s a stretch to call a 30-foot launch a power voyaging boat, but David Berson’s plucky vessel has had a long and reliable career moving people in the waters of Greenport, N.Y.

Postcard from Vanuatu

On March 13 and 14, 2015, a super Category 5 cyclone named Pam hit the island nation of Vanuatu full force.

Changes in vessel documentation

Way, way back when I purchased my Catalina 34, I had to make a quick decision on whether I would register the boat in Florida, or document it.

The fearsome fish slayer

Sandy is the fisherman on our boat. She’s always loved fishing, and the pile of fishing gear that was on board our CT 54 Wind Wanderer when we bought it is probably her secret reason for wanting this particular vessel.

License required?

Reading the interesting article about the PC-version of an HF DSC system, I see that you mention that no license is required.

Always have your chart

Gadgets are becoming more and more prevalent in our everyday lives.

The wrong way around

From north to south, the western coastline of Ireland trends in a southwesterly direction; the prevailing winds are from the southwest.

Marine safety electronics

Various electronic products are marketed as marine safety devices, but the decision about which ones to purchase poses a challenge as we wade through a complex array of technology solutions that don’t coalesce into just one device.

Medical emergency at sea

An accident at sea is a much larger event than a similar accident ashore.

Medical and first-aid kits

Heading offshore on an extended voyage? While outfitting the boat with spare parts, your medical kits should be at the top of your priority list.

Getting out of sticky situations: 15 tapes to have on board

Boats, whether power or sail, are constructed using fiberglass, metals, woods, composites, wire, hoses, fabrics and many more materials. And, because they are boats, there is one steadfast rule: things break.

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