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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

Offshore celestial navigation adventure!

Offshore celestial navigation adventure!

Learn celestial and marine weather while sailing to Bermuda on the tall ship Oliver Hazard Perry

Prominent California boatyard to change hands

Prominent California boatyard to change hands

Bay Ship & Yacht will purchase Svendsen's Boat Works in Alameda

Europe's version of GPS reaches operational milestone

Europe's version of GPS reaches operational milestone

The Galileo satellite navigation system has reached "Initial Services" stage with 18 satellites in orbit

2016 Chuck Husick Award Winner!

2016 Chuck Husick Award Winner!

Furuno's new Doppler radar wins the Husick Marine Technology Award

Improving NOAA's weather eye

Improving NOAA's weather eye

The latest GOES weather satellite carries the best sensor suite yet

Twenty feet of trouble

Twenty feet of trouble

A voyaging boat struggles to free itself of a major offshore propeller snag

Fins and foils of Vendee Globe race boats

Fins and foils of Vendee Globe race boats

A look at the boats of the 2016 Vendee Globe solo non-stop world race

Oliver Hazard Perry achieves certification milestone

Oliver Hazard Perry achieves certification milestone

The 200-foot full-rigged sailing school ship has been okayed for offshore voyages by the USCG

USCG suspends search for missing Chinese sailor

USCG suspends search for missing Chinese sailor

Guo Chuan, attempting to break the solo trans-Pacific record, is missing from his 97-foot trimaran and search efforts have been curtailed

Chinese sailor vying for Pacific record

Chinese sailor vying for Pacific record

Guo Chuan is attempting to break the solo trans-Pacific elapsed time mark set by Maserati in 2015

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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.

Trashy Transpac

There was not one competitor in this year’s Transpac race who was not affected by trash and debris floating in the North Pacific gyre.

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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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Hurricane-force lows

Hurricane-force lows

Low-pressure systems are the weather systems that produce most of the “bad” weather over the world’s oceans, meaning strongest winds and roughest seas.

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.