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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)
Nautical Portal (Wikipedia)

Dictionary

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

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

Encyclopedia

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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Introduction


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

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WolframAlpha, DuckDuckGo

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

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Simith’s Master Index to Maritime Museums

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Maritime Digital Archive (Ibiblio)

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

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OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

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American Boating Association

News

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

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ISBNdb

Government

Maritime Law Guide (WWW VL)

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USA.gov

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Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

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  • Taking Team Racing Up a Notch
    by Stuart Streuli on August 14, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    Racing The New York YC adds another signature international event to its calendar The New York YC adds another signature international event to its calendar—this one for the team racers in the room. […]

  • Medals of Aarhus
    by Dave Reed on August 14, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Racing Here’s who took home the haul at the first major Olympic sailing qualification regatta in Aarhus, Denmark. The weather in Denmark threw everything at more than 1,000 Olympic champions and hopefuls. Here’s who took home the haul. […]

  • Pirelli Puts its Money on Luna Rossa
    by Dave Reed on August 13, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    Racing Former partner of the current America's Cup defender allies with Italy's Challenger of Record for the next edition. Former partner of the current America's Cup defender allies with Italy's Challenger of Record for the next edition. […]

  • The Ultimate Racers Vacation
    by David Reed on August 7, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    NOOD RegattasThe Caribbean NOOD Championship Returns to the British Virgin Islands, with special guests Charlie Enright and Mark Towill. Here’s your chance to get in on the most […]

  • Jud Smith and Crew Earn Helly Hansen 2018 NOOD...
    by Dave Reed on July 29, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    NOOD RegattasIn the NOOD Regatta's big lead up event for the J/70 World Championship, local sailor Jud Smith and his teammates set the benchmark for consistency in a supremely […]