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Emergency sun navigation

Dire straits navigation is an emergency method of navigation that has been developed for the benefit of the increasing numbers of sailors who venture across the world's oceans relying entirely on electronic aids and satellite navigation systems. In the unfortunate…

A coach with Promise

Outside of the sailing community it comes as a surprise to many that Naval Academy midshipmen are still taught to sail. It stands to reason, however. Learning how to handle a sailing vessel can only increase one's understanding of handling…

Bluewater Gear

Darrell Nicholson is a veteran voyager and delivery skipper with 11 years and 30,000 ocean miles of voyaging experience aboard his 1937 gaff-rigged ketch Tosca. He and his wife Theresa Gibbons have voyaged in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans…