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Ocean Navigator

An early start to the tropical season

In a few months when the Atlantic tropical season gets underway, many folks might wonder why the first named storm at that time begins with “B” instead of “A.”

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World's first remotely operated commercial vessel

Svitzer and Rolls-Royce successfully demonstrate the world's first remote controlled tugboat

Mura wins OSTAR

Italian skipper Andrea Mura stays on track through a major storm to finish first

Garmin wins appeal in patent dispute with Navico

U.S. Court of Appeals overturns ITC ruling, Garmin relieved of $37 million fine

Marion Bermuda skipper talks celestial navigation

Ron Wisner on the value of sextant work and sight reduction when going offshore

America's Cup catamaran flips out

Dramatic video shows Team New Zealand's catamaran airborne and upended during "mind blowing" conditions

Azores versus Caribbean

One cruising couple's look at the the pro's and con's of the Azores compared to the Caribbean

Norwegian summer power voyaging

Steve D'Antonio explores Scandinavia on a Fleming 78

Paper charts in jeopardy?

NOAA's National Charting Plan suggests that phasing out paper and raster digital charts is likely to happen

Account of a mid-ocean rescue

A race boat in the Antigua Bermuda comes to the aid of a competitor and rescues its crew

Battery charge monitoring

Battery charge is one critically important function that appears to have been left out of the race to integrate monitoring on today’s pleasure craft.

Stuffing box inspection and replacement

The stuffing box is a critical part of the boat. It allows a driveshaft to spin through the hull without allowing water to pour into the vessel. These units are often deep down in the boat, behind the engine and with limited access.

More Atlantic Ice Islands

The International Ice Patrol has spotted more icebergs than normal for April

A great passage and seminars too

Learning marine weather and celestial navigation while sailing to Bermuda on the Oliver Hazard Perry

Young and Salty launches

A new website aims to convince younger people to go ocean voyaging

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.

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

This video from Lyman Morse shows some of the coordinated work involved

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.

Broadband satellite communication

Worldwide access to full-service broadband phone and Internet communications is gradually coming down in price as it grows in dependability and popularity.

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

The French sailor finishes in record time Alex Thomson of Great Britain notches second

Offshore celestial navigation adventure!

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

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