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  • 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
  • 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

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nautical : of, relating to, or associated with seamen, navigation, or ships — Webster

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sailing : the technical skill of managing a boat — Webster

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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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  • A New Volvo Ocean 65 24-Hour Distance Record
    by Dave Reed on September 24, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    Racing Join the crew of the Akzonobel for a magic carpet ride into the race's history books. When the 24-hour speed record presented itself in the coveted Volvo Ocean Race crown, the sailors of Akzonobel took advantage of two magical days of yachting. […]

  • A Racing Pattern Revealed
    by Erik Shampain on September 24, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    Racing Everyone has a method, espcially the fast guys, and it eventually comes to light. The pattern is clear when sailing with succesful company. There's always learning, practicing or accomplishing a goal. […]

  • British Cup Challenge Is Full Steam
    by Bob Fisher on September 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Racing The second-time America's Cup challenger's top brass and designer are confident the team is taking the right early steps this time around. Grant Simmer, the most experienced and successful Cup sailor/administrator has been appointed CEO of the team. […]

  • San Diego YC Sinks the Competition at 2018...
    by Stuart Streuli, New York YC on September 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    RacingLight winds challenged the 28-team field at the New York YC’s, but the crew from Southern California took to the conditions. […]

  • Two Easy Speed-Moding Drills
    by Grant Spanhake on September 18, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    How to Two drills to test your high-mode and your fast-forward setup Here’s two simple drills to test your high mode and your fast-forward setup. […]



  • Fast Pontoon Boats
    by John Tiger on September 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Boats Racing speed aboard a pontoon boat? You betcha! This article details the rise of the fast pontoon boat. Learn what happens when ample horsepower is combined with optimized design to make these once genteel craft into […]

  • Advantages of Flybridge Boats
    by Randy Vance on September 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Boats There are some good reasons to love "bridge boats." Boats with flying bridges, sometimes called "flybridge boats," were once prevalent in smaller sizes. Today, it's mostly yachts that have a flying bridge and boats under […]

  • Five Guys You Don't Want To Be on The Dock
    by brian.daugherty on September 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Photos A humorous look at some common dockside scenarios. A humorous look at some common dockside scenarios. Boating's editors have seen these "guys" before. Have you? […]

  • Jeanneau NC 1095 Boat Test
    by Kevin Falvey on September 21, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Boats Jeanneau's NC 1095 offers up to three private staterooms and unparalleled bow access, all under 35 feet LOA. Jeanneau's NC 1095 offers up to three private staterooms and unparalleled bow access, all under 35 feet LOA. […]

  • How To Hide While Fishing
    by Ken Englert on September 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Gear Anglers desire stealth: Here's how to be a sneak! Use these tips to see and be unseen when hitting your favorite fishing grounds. […]