Ocean Navigator - July-August 2016

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.

Teaching Voyagers

John and Amanda Neal sail more than 10,000 miles every year aboard their Hallberg-Rassy 46, Mahina Tiare III, teaching sailors to become offshore sailors.

Captain writes his own apps

What do you do when you’re an experienced delivery skipper and you want to get the Local Notice to Mariners, the latest Light List and the Discrepancy List (an index of buoys off station, etc.) on an Android phone?

Doppler radar

One of the latest features of marine radar is so-called “Doppler radar.”

Super yacht Illiquid

For its captain and crew, life aboard a super yacht is filled with far less drama and romance than you might expect from watching a TV reality show such as the Bravo Network program “Below Decks.”

Finnish docking

Taking delivery of your dream boat is a great experience. It can also be a challenging day because you need to learn how to operate it effectively.

An unusual high-latitude vessel

Most boats navigating above the Arctic Circle, or even for that matter above about 50° N, are purpose-built steel vessels with high freeboard, big engines and generators, and a bridge deck or pilothouse full of electronics.