Web Exclusives 2014

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2014 Nordhavn Rendezvous taking place in Dana Point, CA.

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PS 61 nears completion

Bob Perry-designed Pacific Seacraft 61 takes shape in North Carolina

Major El Nino event brewing?

Researchers are looking at the data to determine if a big El Nino event will occur this year

Lunar eclipse viewing

Watch for a total lunar eclipse in the evening/early morning of April 14/15 with good viewing in North America

The danger of “bomb” storms

For many folks in the eastern and southern U.S. as well as eastern Canada it has been one of the more rugged winters in recent memory. There were many storms that produced significant amounts of winter precipitation (snow, sleet, freezing rain) along with strong winds, and the temperatures were well below normal in many locations. And a storm in late March provided a case study on the dangers of rapidly developing storms, sometimes known as “bombs.”

GLONASS satnav outage

A data upload error caused the Russian satellite navigation system to become highly inaccurate

Heads up info for every sailor?

A virtual display of performance and nav information

The equation of time

Mention the phrase “equation of time,” and most people will probably think you are speaking of some obscure economic formula that has to do with life expectancy versus retirement income. But we celestial navigators we know better. Or do we?

Expanded chart printer lineup

NOAA has added more outlets for its print-on demand chart products

Grey Power in the Route de Rhum

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston will solo race transatlantic in November

2014 Nordhavn Rendezvous taking place in Dana Point, CA.

Through the Panama Canal

Video shows process of yacht Active Transport going through the famous path between the seas

Making new sailors

Video shows how Sail Newport gets people on the water and sailing

Reducing shrink-wrap's impact

National provider Dr. Shrink has program to collect and recycle boat shrink wrap

Skimming over Tuamotus lagoons

Voyagers' video shows some great South Pacific kiteboarding

One of the largest carbon infusions

100-foot hull mould needs plenty of resin

Dockside safety

Most of the time when we get back to the dock we feel pretty safe. We are safely tied up and shore is within just a few feet so how could there be any danger?

Shockwave Wins RORC Caribbean 600

George Sakellaris' RP72, Shockwave, wins best yacht overall

Sextants in the Clipper Race

Switzerland crew members take advantage of a chance to learn celestial at sea

Lost containers and danger

Shipping containers lost overboard might be a hazard depending on their cargo

2014 Miami Boat Show roundup

A look at the 2014 NMMA Innovation Awards and a few other items seen at the show

The garden hose and the bilge pump

A simple story underlines the need for capable pumps on a voyaging boat

Tri record attempt upended

80-foot Maxi trimaran capsizes off Brazil

Production begins on the First C&C Redline 41

Oyster announces new Oyster 825

Smartphone AIS

I recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy Centura (an Android-powered smartphone) for my wife Thelma. They are truly amazing high technology devices, but what’s more amazing is the multitudinous apps that can be downloaded either free or for a nominal fee.

Wonder of glowing seas

What voyager hasn't marveled at the bio light in the ocean?

Merger to boost Hodgdon Yachts

The Maine boatbuilder is adding the service expertise of Boothbay Region Boatyard

Kiwi Spirit abandons circumnavigation

Following damage and technical difficulties Stanley Paris heads for Cape Town

Up a creek with no antenna

A sailor’s cellphone bails him out, but handheld VHF would have been a better bet

Across the Roaring 40s

For voyagers Jim and Jean Foley, the South Indian Ocean is a routine passage

Navico acquires Consilium’s radar business

Press release

Jeff Merrill Yacht Sales opens

14th annual worldwide Summer Sailstice celebration lands on the solstice

New Hydro-Balance™ technology to its multiple award-winning Evolution™ autopilot line

New Dragonfly7 steps up the screen-size with a best-in-class 7” widescreen display

Mustang Survival Offers Free Inflatable PFD Inspection Service at the Vancouver International Boat Show

Mustang Survival named Official Life Jacket of the Lake at Toronto International Boat Show

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