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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
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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
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- Feeding the Finn Familyby Dave Powlison on April 20, 2021 at 1:43 pm
Citing cost and availability, American Finn sailors are taking matters into their own hands to ensure the Finn family does not go hungry.
- Harken Gizmosby Dave Reed on April 20, 2021 at 1:37 pm
Harken introduces its line of through-deck loop attachment fittings.
- Looking Through Leo’s Lenson April 19, 2021 at 7:26 pm
The first in an interview series with professional sailor Leo Takahashi about life at the top of the sport.
- Sailing Alone Around the World in the Vendée...by Ed Gorman/Dongfeng Race Team on April 19, 2021 at 6:54 pm
Racing full-tilt, alone and around the globe non-stop. Not for the faint of heart, but for these amazing sailors.
- The Long Beat to Diversityby Kimball Livingston on April 16, 2021 at 5:16 pm
If you want to known how healthy sailing will be in a generation fron now, look to how well we do at growing diversity. The country is changing. Sailing lags.
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- Nautique Announces Equal Prize Money at The 61st...by Staff on April 22, 2021 at 6:51 pm
Nautique will award equal prize money for every pro discipline at the 61st Nautique Masters Waterski and Wakeboard Tournament presented by GM Marine Engine Technology.
- 2021 Sea Born LX26 XLTby Randy Vance on April 22, 2021 at 1:00 pm
The Sea Born LX26 XLT is well-equipped for fishing and serves up a solid ride and sporty performance.
- 2021 Tiara Sport 43 LEby Kevin Falvey on April 21, 2021 at 4:23 pm
In this article, a Boating Certified Boat Test, Boating Editor-in-Chief Kevin Falvey explores the performance, price and offers shopping advice for this new 2021 Tiara Sport 43 LE. A must-read for those in the market for a large, outboard-powered dayboat. Complete with video and photos.
- Mercury Racing Introduces 200 APX Competition...by Staff on April 21, 2021 at 1:53 pm
Mercury Racing introduces a new Apex series outboard engine for bonafide racers only. The 200 APX is intended for tunnel hull applications and becomes available May 2021. Learn why this motor is "racers only."
- Mercury SmartCraft Connect Expands VesselView...by Staff on April 21, 2021 at 1:52 pm
SmartCraft Connect allows boaters to use Garmin and Raymarine multi‑function displays (MFDs) to access detailed information about the status and operation of their SmartCraft‑compatible marine engines.