Author: Casey Conley

Report on ethanol fuel issues

Over the last seven years, Jim Petersen, director of service for Port Harbor Marine in South Portland, Maine, has seen his share of ethanol-related problems.

Sailcloth diversity

Years ago, when Dick and Ginger Stevenson bought Alchemy, their Valiant 42, the vessel came equipped with a full line of Dacron sails.

Francois Gabart wins Transat bakerly

French sailor Francois Gabart has won the Transat bakerly, finishing the solo race from Plymouth, England, to New York City in eight days, eight hours, 54 minutes and 39 seconds.

Tall Ships supporter Weschler passes

Retired Vice Admiral of the U.S. Navy Thomas R. Weschler, who survived the sinking of the aircraft carrier USS Wasp in 1942 and later was an aide to Admiral Arleigh Burke, died in April in Mystic, Conn.

Anchoring issues front and center in Florida

The Florida Legislature is again considering a controversial bill that would ban overnight anchoring near several wealthy oceanfront communities, a move that could affect voyagers.

Convoy to set sail for Cuba

Nine boats, both power and sail, carrying 29 people will sail from the Florida Keys to Havana, Cuba, in April for a two-week excursion aimed at showcasing the island nation and improving Spanish-language proficiency.

Iridium to launch next-gen satellites

Iridium Communications is preparing to launch a new satellite network starting in 2015 that the company claims will provide clearer voice calls and faster downloads on vessels.