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World's first remotely operated commercial vessel

World's first remotely operated commercial vessel

Svitzer and Rolls-Royce successfully demonstrate the world's first remote controlled tugboat

Mura wins OSTAR

Mura wins OSTAR

Italian skipper Andrea Mura stays on track through a major storm to finish first

Marion Bermuda skipper talks celestial navigation

Marion Bermuda skipper talks celestial navigation

Ron Wisner on the value of sextant work and sight reduction when going offshore

America's Cup catamaran flips out

America's Cup catamaran flips out

Dramatic video shows Team New Zealand's catamaran airborne and upended during "mind blowing" conditions

Azores versus Caribbean

Azores versus Caribbean

One cruising couple's look at the the pro's and con's of the Azores compared to the Caribbean

Norwegian summer power voyaging

Norwegian summer power voyaging

Steve D'Antonio explores Scandinavia on a Fleming 78

Paper charts in jeopardy?

Paper charts in jeopardy?

NOAA's National Charting Plan suggests that phasing out paper and raster digital charts is likely to happen

Account of a mid-ocean rescue

Account of a mid-ocean rescue

A race boat in the Antigua Bermuda comes to the aid of a competitor and rescues its crew

More Atlantic Ice Islands

More Atlantic Ice Islands

The International Ice Patrol has spotted more icebergs than normal for April

A great passage and seminars too

A great passage and seminars too

Learning marine weather and celestial navigation while sailing to Bermuda on the Oliver Hazard Perry

Young and Salty launches

Young and Salty launches

A new website aims to convince younger people to go ocean voyaging

Vendee Globe racer finishes with jury rig

Vendee Globe racer finishes with jury rig

Conrad Colman is dismasted but rebuilds a rig at sea and finishes in 16th place

Cold molding a hull

Cold molding a hull

This video from Lyman Morse shows some of the coordinated work involved

Weather satellites go high def

Weather satellites go high def

The latest GOES spacecraft has four times the resolution of previous weather birds

Armel Le Cleac’h wins Vendee Globe

Armel Le Cleac’h wins Vendee Globe

The French sailor finishes in record time Alex Thomson of Great Britain notches second

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American sailor sets US record

American sailor Rich Wilson finished 13th in the Vendee Globe, the solo round-the-world race that lived up to its grueling reputation.

UFOs a challenge to Vendee Globe racers

The Vendee Globe is known as a “race of attrition,” and the 2016-17 contest has proven no different.

Record fast sign-up for Fastnet Race

Sign-ups for the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s flagship event, the Rolex Fastnet Race, set a new record with 340 boats signing up in just four minutes and 24 seconds.

Francois Gabart wins Transat bakerly

French sailor Francois Gabart has won the Transat bakerly, finishing the solo race from Plymouth, England, to New York City in eight days, eight hours, 54 minutes and 39 seconds.

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.

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Clipper Race fleet in the Thames

Clipper Race fleet in the Thames

After 40,000 miles on the ocean, The Clipper Race fleet has returned home in London

Pacific Cup - Cruising Division starts

Pacific Cup - Cruising Division starts

Clipper Race update - SF to Panama

Clipper Race update - SF to Panama

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An early start to the tropical season

An early start to the tropical season

In a few months when the Atlantic tropical season gets underway, many folks might wonder why the first named storm at that time begins with “B” instead of “A.”

Lightning over the ocean

Lightning over the ocean

Thunder and lightning while underway at sea can be rather unnerving and can also present some significant risks.

Olympic weather in Rio de Janeiro

Olympic weather in Rio de Janeiro

As I write this in August of 2016, the Summer Olympics are underway in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. A couple of news stories from the first couple of days of the events noted that the weather was a factor in some events on the beach and on the water.

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Lunitidal interval

Lunitidal interval

In the small village where I live, I have spread my reputation as someone who knows a thing or two about celestial navigation.

Using the Rude Star Finder

Using the Rude Star Finder

Everything is easy once you practice. This is certainly true of what seems to be the complicated subject of precalculating available stars for a morning or evening twilight star sight.

A maritime mystery

A maritime mystery

Any discussions concerning the mysteries of the sea and sailing ships will usually include, at least amongst knowledgeable mariners, passing mention of the disappearance of Mary Celeste.