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No doubt a voyager

No doubt a voyager

One look and there's no mistake this boat is fitted out for offshore passages

Sailor shows real Grey Power

Sailor shows real Grey Power

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is sailing hard in the Route du Rhum race

Britain begins eloran service

Britain begins eloran service

Eloran will now be available on the east coast of England to help forestall any GPS jamming

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Demystifying your life raft — or, getting to know it step by step

Demystifying your life raft — or, getting to know it step by step

In a recent issue of Ocean Navigator we ran an article by Michelle Elvy and Behan Gifford on the challenges faced by voyagers in getting their life rafts properly inspected and repacked when they are outside of North America.

Dockside safety

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?

The right stuff

The right stuff

With a little imagination, voyagers can find jury rig supplies just about anywhere

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The foundations of good seamanship

The foundations of good seamanship

In the 18th and 19th centuries, sailors who lived long, unscathed lives were thought to be blessed with luck. With good historical accuracy, Patrick O’Brian in his Aubrey/Maturin series of books has his characters follow his hero — the lucky Jack Aubrey — from ship to ship, partly because Jack seems to be imbued with this quality. Sailors today are not so superstitious; they know that good seamanship is often the source of much good luck.

Strategies for navigating around coral

Strategies for navigating around coral

It probably goes without saying that navigating around coral in areas without perfect charts and without good sunlight is a risky proposition.

Internet access for voyagers

Internet access for voyagers

For better or worse, we live in a connected world. When we set off voyaging, our access to connectivity changes. How much it changes depends on where we’re going, what kind of access we want, and how much we’re willing to pay — measured both in cash and in energy consumption — to get it.

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Changing seasons

Columbus Day weekend has now passed in the U.S. at the time of this writing, and there are certainly signs on the weather maps of the North Atlantic and North Pacific of the more active weather patterns characteristic of the colder season beginning to show up.

Tropical storm and hurricane info

Tropical storm and hurricane info

Where to find it and how to use it

Seeing global winds

Seeing global winds

You’ve heard of working for peanuts, but how about for pickled herring? Software developer Cameron Beccario, who devised a fascinating and informative global weather visualization website called “earth”, has been offered pickled herring and salmon from an Alaskan commercial fisherman, a confessed big fan of “earth.”

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Your iPad as a musical instrument

Your iPad as a musical instrument

Believe it or not, a transoceanic sailboat and an interplanetary manned spacecraft on its way to Mars share two important factors in common: limited space, and extreme isolation.

Hands-on with Garmin electronics

Hands-on with Garmin electronics

I recently had the opportunity for a great voyaging adventure and thought I could mix a little business with pleasure by reporting on my experience with some new Garmin electronics.

Proper storage and disposal of batteries

Proper storage and disposal of batteries

As sailors we realize that one important issue in today's world of portable electronics is the proper storage and disposal of batteries.

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May/June 2014

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Events & Seminars

SSCA Pohnpei Gam

2014.12.26

More info coming soon. 

2015 Swiftsure International Yacht Race

2015 Swiftsure International Yacht Race

2015.05.23

Event Details: The Royal Victoria Yacht Club is the proud host of the Swiftsure International Yacht Race. Our club and the race are well known...