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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
  • 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
  • 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

Resources

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General

Portal

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

Thesaurus

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

Britannica

Introduction


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

Search

WolframAlpha, DuckDuckGo

Preservation

History


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

Museum

Simith’s Master Index to Maritime Museums

Archive

Maritime Digital Archive (Ibiblio)

Library

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

Participation

Education

Course

OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

Organization

American Boating Association

News

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

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Maritime Law Guide (WWW VL)

Document

USA.gov

Expression

Fun


Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Music

Song Lyrics

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  • Crank Up the Performance Volume!
    by Charles Plueddeman on June 19, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Mercury Racing is about to turn up the volume on outboard performance with the introduction of its all-new 450R model, a 4.6-liter V8 with an all-new supercharger system. […]

  • Moomba Makai Boat Test
    by Kevin Falvey on June 19, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    This article is a Boating Certified Boat test of an Moomba Makai watersports boat, 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. […]

  • Intrepid Powerboats 375 Nomad Boat Test
    by Jim Hendricks on June 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    This article is a Boating Certified Boat test of an Intrepid Powerboats 375 Nomad center console, 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. […]

  • Yamaha FX Limited SVHO PWC Test
    by Jeff Hemmel on June 17, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    This article is a Boating Certified Boat test of a Yamaha FX Limited SVHO Personal Watercraft, or PWC, 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. […]

  • Chaparral 300 OSX Boat Test
    by Randy Vance on June 16, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    This article is a Boating Certified Boat test of a Chaparral 300 OSX, 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. […]