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A voyager loses her partner

A voyager loses her partner

ON contributor Rebecca Childress posts a moving message on the passing of her husband, Patrick.

Diesel fuel systems webinar

Diesel fuel systems webinar

Internet meetings allow boat owners to keep learning via their computer screens

Voyagers in need

Voyagers in need

Live-aboard sailors and regular ON contributors battle COVID-19 in Cape Town

Sailing on the South African Coast

Sailing on the South African Coast

In this video Patrick and Rebecca Childress on the Valiant 40 Brick House head south from Richards Bay

While flying the yellow flag

While flying the yellow flag

The quarantine flag gives us time to reset and appreciate time in boats

SSCA launches Circumnavigator's Summit

SSCA launches Circumnavigator's Summit

New series of video interviews with globe girdling sailors

 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

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MORE »Offshore Sailing

Plans released for new small, low-cost race boat

If you’ve been wanting to build your own 19-foot (5.8-meter) race boat and sail it around, you may be in luck.

Aussie sailor secures sailing speed record

While most sailors have slowed down a bit by age 81, Australian sailor and Ocean Cruising Club member Bill Hatfield is setting speed records.

CCA presents 2019 sailing awards

On March 6, the Cruising Club of America presented its 2019 sailing awards at the New York Yacht Club in New York City.

Sailing events worldwide affected by pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic spawns a progressively wider impact on the world at large, it is cutting a similarly wide swath through sailing events worldwide.

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.

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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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MORE »Marine Weather

Basics of the 500-millibar chart

Basics of the 500-millibar chart

One of the more useful weather charts in additional to surface analysis and forecast charts is the 500-millibar chart.

Weathering the pandemic

Weathering the pandemic

The global coronavirus pandemic has affected all of our lives in countless ways, and ocean voyagers are no exception.

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.

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Geographic range of a light

Geographic range of a light

Lighthouse visibility is available on charts, both paper and digital, and is stated in terms of nominal range.

Celestial navigation series, part 12

Celestial navigation series, part 12

In this installment, we’ll discover moon sights and how they add a useful celestial body to your arsenal. We will also look at how to use celestial navigation techniques to determine your vessel’s compass deviation.

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.