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 Aids to Navigation work continues

Aids to Navigation work continues

Even amid the COVID crisis, buoys and lights are still maintained to keep shipping lanes navigable

A harbor to ride it out

A harbor to ride it out

A voyager looks at the value of a home port in times of crisis

Dealing with hull blisters

Dealing with hull blisters

In his latest video, voyager Patrick Childress repairs a fleet of hull blisters

An ominous reminder to register your EPIRB

An ominous reminder to register your EPIRB

Investigation of an unregistered beacon hit reveals only a debris field

2019 Chuck Husick Award Winner

2019 Chuck Husick Award Winner

An app from OCENs takes the Husick award for making email via satellite easy

2019 Chuck Husick Marine Technology Award nominees

2019 Chuck Husick Marine Technology Award nominees

Hull cleaning video tips

Hull cleaning video tips

Liveaboard voyagers give us some ideas on keeping a boat bottom clean in this latest video

Deciding on a weather window

Deciding on a weather window

Departure decisions were simpler long ago

Voyagers discuss whale strikes

Voyagers discuss whale strikes

In this video voyagers review what to do after an encounter with a whale

Figure Eight voyage complete

Figure Eight voyage complete

Sailor Randall Reeves has traced a huge figure eight in the world's oceans in a single year

Apologies to Attainable Adventure Cruising and John Harries

Apologies to Attainable Adventure Cruising and John Harries

Setting straight a photo misuse and correcting a false implication

Former Figaro boats will provide offshore opportunity

Former Figaro boats will provide offshore opportunity

Newly formed Collegiate Offshore Sailing Circuit offers Figaro 2 boats to college sailing teams

Teenage climate activist will sail to New York

Teenage climate activist will sail to New York

To avoid flying Swedish environmentalist Greta Thunberg will take race boat across Atlantic

Uncertain fate awaits last sail tanker

Uncertain fate awaits last sail tanker

Challenges face effort to return Falls of Clyde to Glasgow, Scotland

Navigating to Mars

Navigating to Mars

Crossing oceans is easier with GPS atomic clocks, now NASA to launch atomic clock to help spacecraft navigate

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Rule changes in Race to Alaska

The 2020 edition of the Race to Alaska (R2AK) will feature a major course change in addition to updated rules, organizers announced on Sept. 6.

Transpac Tahiti race set for 2020 edition

The Transpacific Yacht Club will host another running of the Transpac Tahiti race in 2020.

Disney heir rescues friend and rival in Transpac Race

The grandnephew of Walt Disney abandoned the 50th running of the Transpac to save the crew of a rival sailboat taking on water 200 miles from land.

Golden Globe and Whitbread races to return

The solo nonstop around-the-world Golden Globe Race will return in 2022 after a grueling 2018-19 contest in which just five competitors finished.

Final Golden Globe competitor sails on

While most of the sailors participating in the 2018 Golden Globe around-the-world solo race long ago either retired from the competition or crossed the finish line, there is a single racer still on the North Atlantic and headed toward the finish at Les Sables d’Olonne in France.

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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 Humberto

Hurricane Humberto

The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season has been rather active so far, and the historic peak of the season, which is Sept. 10, is two weeks in the rear-view mirror at the time of this newsletter.

Heading north or south

Heading north or south

As we have passed the summer solstice, many U.S. ocean voyagers may be heading north or south of the border.

Prediction says fewer hurricanes

Prediction says fewer hurricanes

Andrea, Barry and Chantal are just three of the names to be given to Atlantic hurricanes this year by NOAA, which in April released the full list of names that will be used in 2019.

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Celestial navigation series, part 11

Celestial navigation series, part 11

In this installment, we’ll cover how to reduce a noon sight and also how to get latitude by shooting Polaris, the pole star.

Celestial navigation series, part 10

Celestial navigation series, part 10

In this installment, we’ll cover how to reduce a planet sight; we’ll include a step-by-step breakdown of how to reduce star and planet sights, and we will also include a star sight problem to solve as a way to review what you learned in the last installment.

Celestial navigation series, part nine

Celestial navigation series, part nine

In this installment, we’ll cover how to reduce a star sight and how to use HO 249 Vol. 1 to precalcuate what stars will be available.