Ocean Navigator - September-October 2018

Halfway Rock Light Station

When writing about lighthouses, it’s almost impossible to avoid lapsing into nostalgia or busting out in Faulkner quotes about the past not being dead or Masefield’s lonely sea and the sky.

Cruisers’ Workshop in Pacific NW

Frequent Ocean Navigator contributors Steve D’Antonio and Ralph Naranjo will be putting on a weekend workshop in Bellingham, Wash., for cruisers who want to learn more about a variety of technical skills that will prove invaluable while voyaging.

Innovations in safety

It’s safe to say that sailors dwell on safety equipment like they do fridges and bottom paint — not so much powerboaters, as I learned from my fellow judges at the 2018 Miami Boat Show NMMA Innovation Awards.

High-latitude weather routing

Weather routing experts are a fairly exclusive bunch. It’s a profession that requires not only deep meteorological knowledge but also a knack for translating weather data into useable info for vessels at sea.