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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
  • 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)
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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

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Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

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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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Kylander’s Sailing Manual
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Sailing (Discover a Hobby)

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Maritime History Reference Resources (Library of Congress)
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Simith’s Master Index to Maritime Museums

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Sailing World
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Maritime Law Guide (WWW VL)

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OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

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  • The Homeboys
    by Dave Reed on October 12, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    Racing The lone American team to enter the upstart SailGP series is introduced in New York City, site of next summer’s East Coast stop for the foiling 50-footers. The lone American team to enter the upstart SailGP series is introduced in New York City, site of next summer’s East Coast stop for the foiling 50-footers. […]

  • The Lightning Rod
    by Ellinor Walters on October 9, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    Sailboats The boat builder goes beyond family legacy in the Lightning Class, he’s bringing fresh energy to this vintage fleet. The boat builder Tom Allen goes beyond family legacy in the Lightning Class, he’s bringing fresh energy to this vintage fleet. […]

  • Into the Night
    by Amory Ross on October 8, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    Racing There's much to learn on an overnight training run for a young offshore racing team A collection of 11 young dinghy sailors gain experience sailing a Swan 48 in the dark in preparation for the Newport to Bermuda Race. […]

  • College Sailing Conference Preseason Rankings,...
    by Justin Assad, NEISA Conference Commissioner on October 6, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    RacingSailing World's 2018-'19 College Sailing Rankings presented by Gill begins with our Fall Conference Rankings […]

  • Figaro Beneteau 3, 2019 Boat of the Year
    by Dave Reed on October 4, 2018 at 4:00 am

    Sailboats Designed and purpose-built for solo sailing’s proving ground, the Figaro Beneteau 3 puts offshore sailing trickledown into the hands of aspiring soloists and double-handers everywhere. The Figaro Beneteau 3 is Sailing World's 2018 Boat of the Year. […]