Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

MORE »Ocean Voyaging Blog

Saildrones are redefining the collection of ocean data

Saildrones are redefining the collection of ocean data

New record for Marblehead - Halifax race

New record for Marblehead - Halifax race

Prospector beats record by two hours

Sailing Hall of Fame Announces 2017 Inductees

Sailing Hall of Fame Announces 2017 Inductees

Inductees honored for lifetime contributions to watersports

Edit ModuleShow Tags

MORE »Voyaging Tips

Homemade burglar alarm

Homemade burglar alarm

The problem with all the battery-powered burglar alarms we have found at hardware stores is that the alarms were neither louder nor more frightening than a chirping canary.

Sailing downwind

Sailing downwind

Under the right confluence of conditions, sailing dead downwind can be as bad as catching it on the nose.

Five ways to preserve fish without refrigeration

Five ways to preserve fish without refrigeration

If you’ve ever attempted to eat fish three meals a day, you can appreciate the importance of preservation methods.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

MORE »Navigation & Communication

Lunitidal interval

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.

Using the Rude Star Finder

Using the Rude Star Finder

Everything is easy once you practice. This is certainly true of what seems to be the complicated subject of precalculating available stars for a morning or evening twilight star sight.

A maritime mystery

A maritime mystery

Any discussions concerning the mysteries of the sea and sailing ships will usually include, at least amongst knowledgeable mariners, passing mention of the disappearance of Mary Celeste.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

MORE »Marine Weather

Synoptic scale, mesoscale and the Marion Bermuda Race

Synoptic scale, mesoscale and the Marion Bermuda Race

The Marion Bermuda sailboat race took place a week earlier than normal this year due to the America’s Cup races going on in Bermuda, thus allowing the racers to become spectators for that event once they reached the island.

Lightning over the ocean

Lightning over the ocean

Thunder and lightning while underway at sea can be rather unnerving and can also present some significant risks.

Olympic weather in Rio de Janeiro

Olympic weather in Rio de Janeiro

As I write this in August of 2016, the Summer Olympics are underway in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. A couple of news stories from the first couple of days of the events noted that the weather was a factor in some events on the beach and on the water.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

MORE »Marine Electronics

Waterproof wireless stereo speakers

Waterproof wireless stereo speakers

The days of cutting holes in bulkheads and running stereo speaker wires behind and around a maze of built-in furniture and appliances throughout the cabin are gradually coming to an end — at least at the humbler end of the cruiser spectrum.

Battery charge monitoring

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.

Broadband satellite communication

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.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

MORE »Electronic charting

Time to update your charts?

Time to update your charts?

Of course chart printers and digital charting companies want you to keep purchasing new charts. Who wouldn’t want the latest charts?

Charting electrics

Electronics are wonderful as long as the electrons keep flowing, but they are useless once the power ends — and it always does eventually!

Cool stuff for a cool season

Cool stuff for a cool season

OK — I just dated myself with that title, but "cool" is the only appropriate word, in my opinion, for this potpourri of charting goodness.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

MORE »Nav Problem

Check Our Voyaging Tips Videos

In this video we look at how to properly use shore power adapters.
 

Edit Module
Advertisement
Edit ModuleShow TagsEdit ModuleShow TagsEdit Module
Advertisement
Edit ModuleShow TagsEdit ModuleShow Tags

Events & Seminars

Around Long Island Race

2017.07.27

The Around Long Island Regatta, first run in 1977, covers a 205 nautical mile course combining Ocean, Harbor and Sound racing. Open to all...

Camden Classics Cup

2017.07.27

The Camden Classics Cup is one of the world’s most beautiful regattas - sailed where the mountains meet the sea off the lovely harbor...

Hyannis Yacht Club 75th Regatta

2017.07.28

The Hyannis Yacht Club's 75th Regatta for One-Design and PHRF classes will be held July 28, 29 & 30 2017 in the waters of...

2017 SSCA Penobscot Bay Gam

2017.07.28

Mark your calendar now for the 2017 Penobscot Bay SSCA Gam! If you’re thinking about cruising the Maine coast this summer, you need to...