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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
- 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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SailGP Season Finale Fits the Script
by Dave Reed on September 19, 2019 at 7:16 pm
The British squad was on form for the practice races in Marseilles, France.
A Summer of Twelves
by Gary Jobson on September 17, 2019 at 6:51 pm
One of the best things about being a tactician at the 12 Metre World Championship was getting a firsthand look at every boat in the fleet.
SailGP, Making Sailing Cool
by Kimball Livingston on September 17, 2019 at 6:32 pm
The pendulum swings against overcoaching kid sailing. Russell Coutts is pushing the pendulum, so why not hitch a ride?
Every Race Counts at New York Invitational
by Stuart Streuli/New York YC on September 17, 2019 at 6:02 pm
The fleet of new IC37s provided level competition for Corinthian teams at the 2019 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. San Diego YC’s squad leads the fleet on the penultimate day.
American Magic’s Defiant Unveiled
by Dave Reed on September 16, 2019 at 8:14 pm
American Magic's Defiant takes flight in early September, earning the American team bragging rights of being first to foil their AC75.
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Fabio Buzzi Dies In Boat Crash
by Kevin Falvey on September 19, 2019 at 8:39 pm
In this article, Boating Editor-In-Chief Kevin Falvey, along with a a host of other powerboating luminaries, such as Reggie Fountain, pay homage to Fabio Buzzi, who died attempting a new world record for running a boat between Monte Carlo and Venice,Italy, September 17, 2019.
Ranger 2360 Bay Boat Test
by Randy Vance on September 19, 2019 at 3:40 pm
A Boating Certified Boat test of a Ranger Boats 2360 Bay model, produced by the worlds foremost powerboat experts, the editors at Boating. Learn how fast this boat goes, what powers it and how much fuel it burns. Details about construction and layout are also included, along with pricing information.
Understanding the Languages of Electronics...
by Ken Englert on September 19, 2019 at 2:50 pm
Boating's Ken Englert describes the differences between the two protocols by which marine electronics communicate: NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000. Both are established by the National Marine Electronics Association. Learn how these languages apply to the electronics aboard your boat.
Miss October: Annie M.
by Staff on September 17, 2019 at 8:58 pm
Annie M. is the Icom Cover Girl for October. She was photographed aboard the Blackfin 332 CC.
Backing Up A Trailered Boat Using Mirrors
by Jim Hendricks on September 17, 2019 at 7:11 pm
In this article, Boating Magazine's Jim Hendricks describes the use of tow vehicle mirrors in backing up a trailered boat. Hendricks, boasting half-a-century of trailer boating experience, also shares other trailer handling techniques and tips. Check out this article.