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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
- 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
- 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
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
Smith and Cowles; Rolex Winners
by davereed on February 21, 2019 at 9:15 pm
RacingJ/70 World Champion, Jud Smith (Gloucester, Mass.), and Girl’s International 420 Youth Sailing World Champions, Carmen and Emma Cowles (Larchmont, N.Y.), today wer […]
Sun and Odenbach Shine on the 2019 St....
by Jennifer Mitchell on February 18, 2019 at 12:06 am
NOOD RegattasJ/24 champion sailor Travis Odenbach is transitioning into the J/70 class with solid results. Odenbach's Team Honeybadger wins six of nine races to stamp his place at […]
Racers Rally in St. Petersburg
by Jennifer Mitchell on February 17, 2019 at 2:07 am
NOOD RegattasRacing got started on time this morning in beautiful conditions for the second day of racing in the Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta St. […]
SailGP in Sydney Goes to Hometown Crew
by davereed on February 16, 2019 at 2:47 pm
RacingThe talent level is extremely high among the SailGP's teams and no mistake goes unpunished in the opening regatta of the series in Sydney. […]
2019 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta St. Petersburg off...
by Jennifer Mitchell on February 16, 2019 at 1:53 pm
NOOD RegattasThe first day of racing for the 2019 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta St. Petersburg had a late start due to a postponement for light winds in the morning. […]
Boating Made Better with Evinrude
by brian.daugherty on February 20, 2019 at 6:23 pm
Boats Evinrude makes the choice of outboard power simple. Evinrude makes the choice of outboard power simple. […]
P1 Announces Race Calendar
by Charles Plueddeman on February 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Boats Schedule includes APBA Offshore, P1 Superstock and P1 AquaX Racing Action Schedule includes APBA Offshore, P1 Superstock and P1 AquaX Racing Action […]
Ask Reggie Fountain Video Series
by Charles Plueddeman on February 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Boats Learn more about powerboating from Reggie Fountain. Learn more about powerboating from Reggie Fountain. […]
New APBA Offshore Championship Appoints Official...
by Charles Plueddeman on February 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Boats Speed on the Water will be the official media partner of the race series. Speed on the Water will be the official media partner of the race series. […]
New Livorsi 975 Trim Tabs
by Charles Plueddeman on February 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Boats Cut-away shape provides more propeller clearance Cut-away shape provides more propeller clearanc […]