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- Belize Blues (3/1/2019) - Given the weather in Boston, it’s no shocker that a story about Belize caught my eye. It was about Belize’s Great Blue Hole, and more specifically, about a mission to explore it that took place late last year. The mission got a lot of attention at the time because the crew included Richard Branson and … Continue reading Belize Blues
- Gone Beaching! (7/4/2019) - It’s high summer here in North America, and it’s also the time for “official” national holidays, so a lot of people are hanging up their proverbial gone fishing signs. However, I tend to be more the type to hang up a gone beaching sign. Since I live in the Boston area, and I’m also a … Continue reading Gone Beaching!
- Great Eyes o’ the Sea (6/28/2019) - The news is full of stories about how a giant squid was filmed in U.S. waters for the first time. Here’s a slightly enhanced version of the clip that has caused all of the commotion and a link to the companion article by ABC7 that published this clip. Wondrous 10-foot giant squid spotted deep in … Continue reading Great Eyes o’ the Sea
- Island Escapes (1/3/2018) - One of the more entertaining stories to hit the net over the New Year’s weekend was a tale of some hearty Kiwis who successfully got away from a local alcohol ban by building their own island in nearby international waters. New Zealanders build island in bid to avoid alcohol ban (BBC News) To Avoid New … Continue reading Island Escapes
- Jellyfish Therapy (1/24/2019) - Feeling stressed out and need to relax? How about a nice swim in a swarm of jellyfish? What, that’s not a remedy for stress, you say! You mean by using imaginative thinking, right? Well, no, I do mean it literally. There’s an actual place called Jellyfish Lake on Eil Malk island in Palau where you … Continue reading Jellyfish Therapy
- Niagara’s Dare (11/8/2019) - Last week, on Halloween night, the semi-famous Niagara Scow threatened to join the long list of things that have gone over Niagara Falls. Many media outlets picked the story up, so you may have heard it too. Here’s a segment from NBC Nightly News. When I heard the story, it struck me that people who’ve … Continue reading Niagara’s Dare
- Strange Stays (8/30/2019) - I concluded my last post about Sand Art with highlighting how Booking.com offered the chance to stay in a sandcastle as a promotion for Coney Island’s Sand Sculpting Competition. Here’s a link with more on that unusual “opportunity.” Giant Coney Island sandcastle offers sleepovers (Summer Delaney, WPIX) That may have sounded like a one-off type … Continue reading Strange Stays
- Tall Ships (6/17/2017) - Over 50 Tall Ships are in Boston as part of the festivities related to the Rendez‑Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta, a transatlantic race to six countries taking place over the course of five months. The race started at Royal Greenwich in Great Britain on April 13 and will finish in Le Havre, France between August … Continue reading Tall Ships
- Under the Ice (6/14/2019) - To paraphrase J.R.R. Tolkien’s famous words in The Lord of the Rings, “It’s a dangerous business, clicking on a link. You glance at a story, and if you don’t watch out, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” This week I innocently clicked on a link to this story from the American … Continue reading Under the Ice
- Yellow Submarines (6/21/2019) - My last post was about an adventure with seals doing science in Antarctica. This adventure begins where that one left off, but this is a very different, and fun excursion that happened because Boaty McBoatface surfaced in my news feed. In case you never heard of him, Boaty’s a submarine that got his name via … Continue reading Yellow Submarines
These are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma. More…
nautical : of, relating to, or associated with seamen, navigation, or ships — Webster
sailing : the technical skill of managing a boat — Webster
Sailing employs the wind—acting on sails, wingsails or kites—to propel a craft on the surface of the water (sailing ship, sailboat, windsurfer, or kitesurfer), on ice (iceboat) or on land (land yacht) over a chosen course, which is often part of a larger plan of navigation.
A course defined with respect to the true wind direction is called a point of sail.
Conventional sailing craft cannot derive power from sails on a point of sail that is too close into the wind. On a given point of sail, the sailor adjusts the alignment of each sail with respect to the apparent wind direction (as perceived on the craft) to mobilize the power of the wind. The forces transmitted via the sails are resisted by forces from the hull, keel, and rudder of a sailing craft, by forces from skate runners of an iceboat, or by forces from wheels of a land sailing craft to allow steering the course. — Wikipedia
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Helping the Helmsman
by By Bruce C. Brown on August 11, 2020 at 5:48 pm
From the Sailing World archives, an interview with professional Robbie Haines about what the crew can do to make a helmsman better.
The Much-Improved Tactical Tool
by Erik Shampain on August 11, 2020 at 5:34 pm
An expert review of the Velocitek ProStart GPS-based tactical and starting device.
Around the Sailing World, Episode 15
by Dave Reed on August 11, 2020 at 5:22 pm
Sailing World's contributors meet weekly via Zoom to banter on the topics of the day and knowledge sharing for sailboat racers.
Sailboat Racing Starts Done Right
by Greg Fisher on August 11, 2020 at 5:08 pm
Greg Fisher outlines the essential steps to a successful sailboat racing start.
by Chris Museler on August 4, 2020 at 6:08 pm
A look into what makes Peter Burling and Blair Tuke the most dominant Olympic sailing team of the decade.
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2021 Yamaha 255 FSH Sport E
by Boating Tech Team on August 15, 2020 at 1:07 am
Yamaha's 255 FSH Sport E has offshore capabilities with top-of-the-line performance
On Board Interview With the Owners of Adirondack...
by Pete McDonald on August 14, 2020 at 7:57 pm
Brothers Justin and Ian Martin are the owners and builders of Adirondack Guide Boats, classic craft that are admired and enjoyed all over the world.
2021 Yamaha 255XD
by Boating Tech Team on August 14, 2020 at 1:07 pm
The 255XD is Yamaha's most surf-capable boat yet.
2021 Yamaha GP1800R SVHO
by Boating Tech Team on August 14, 2020 at 1:05 pm
The Yamaha GP1800R SVHO is certainly a speed and performance machine.
2021 Yamaha 212XD
by Boating Tech Team on August 14, 2020 at 1:02 pm
The 212XD packs a big punch with tons of versatile seating, water sports capabilities and more.