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Transportation Modes Ground (Automobile, Train), Sea, Air, Space


  • 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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Maritime Center (Martindale’s Reference Desk)
Nautical Portal (Wikipedia)


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

OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, Urban Dictionary

sailing : the technical skill of managing a boat — Webster

OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, Urban Dictionary


Roget’s II (, Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords


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



Kylander’s Sailing Manual
The Basics of Sailing (Hobie)
Sailing (Discover a Hobby)


WolframAlpha, DuckDuckGo



Maritime History Reference Resources (Library of Congress)
History of Maritime Transport (Wikipedia)


Simith’s Master Index to Maritime Museums


Maritime Digital Archive (Ibiblio)


WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library




OER Commons: Open Educational Resources



American Boating Association


Top 10 Boating Magazines (All You Can Read)
Boats (
Sailing World
Boating Magazine




Maritime Law Guide (WWW VL)





OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form


Song Lyrics



  • 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. […]