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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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Exploring The Generation 1 America’s Cup 75
by Scott Ferguson on February 25, 2020 at 3:30 pm
Exploring the differences between the first four AC75s of the 36th America's Cup.
Windfoiling: Meet the New Olympic Discipline
by Chris Museler on February 25, 2020 at 2:51 pm
Chris Museler explains how windfoiling made its way onto the Olympic docket and the challenges the new discipline faces.
Kirby Triumphs In Laser Lawsuit
by Dave Powilson on February 21, 2020 at 3:11 pm
One tumultuous chapter in the long and bitter legal battle over Bruce Kirby’s famous little boat closes with settlement in favor of the designer.
Multihulls At Play At Caribbean Championship
by Dave Reed on February 18, 2020 at 7:40 pm
At Sint. Maarten YC’s new Caribbean Multihull Challenge, Jason Carrol’s Argo won the battle of the MOD70s.
2020 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta St. Petersburg:...
on February 17, 2020 at 1:22 am
Wind and weather cooperated for St. Petersburg YC race committees, allowing competitors plenty of opportunities to make their moves in the standings.
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2020 MasterCraft NXT22
by Boating Tech Team on February 14, 2020 at 1:58 pm
The NXT22 has been completely redesigned from the bottom up to offer both better performance and more features.
2019 Boat of the Year Trophy Presentation: Solace...
by Kevin Falvey on February 14, 2020 at 1:55 pm
The unique transom design on Solace's 345 is just one of many reasons it was awarded the 2019 Boat of the Year trophy. Learn more about this impressive boat.
2020 Centurion Vi22
by Boating Tech Team on February 12, 2020 at 6:28 pm
Centurion's Vi22 throws a versatile wake that makes it perfect for wakeboarding and wakesurfing. Find out how it fared in our performance testing.
2020 Centurion Vi24
by Boating Tech Team on February 12, 2020 at 6:27 pm
The Centurion Vi24 mixes sporty looks with a powerful wave. Learn more about its amenities and performance in our review.
2020 Sanger 231 SL
by Boating Tech Team on February 12, 2020 at 6:25 pm
The Sanger 231 SL is a unique wake boat that's built to handle any of your water sports needs. Find out more about its performance and options in our review.