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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

Coast Guard rescues voyagers off New Jersey

Coast Guard rescues voyagers off New Jersey

USCG Dolphin helo hoisted sailors to safety from capsized boat 65 miles east of Atlantic City

Haul out in South Africa video

Haul out in South Africa video

Another informative video from voyagers Patrick and Rebecca Childress on preparations for hauling a boat

Circumnavigator shows value of antifouling on prop

Circumnavigator shows value of antifouling on prop

Keeping the prop free of growth is more a concern for power voyagers, but long range sailors want a clean wheel too

System detects electrical failure before it happens

System detects electrical failure before it happens

Non intrusive system monitors electrical devices and can detect incipient failure

Celestial author interview

Celestial author interview

ON nav problem writer David Berson talks about his new celestial navigation book

Greenland Huskies on vacation

Greenland Huskies on vacation

During the short summer, these work dogs live a life of ease

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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 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.

Celestial navigation series, part eight

Celestial navigation series, part eight

In this installment, we’ll cover running fixes and the hierarchy of positions from dead reckoning position to multiple simultaneous lines of position fixes.

Celestial navigation series, part seven

Celestial navigation series, part seven

In this installment, we’ll cover the HO 249 sight reduction tables and how to plot a line of position (LOP).