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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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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
Stars & Stripes Returns to the...
by Dave Reed on December 12, 2018 at 9:45 pm
Racing A fifth team, and second American, confirms challenge of Emirates Team New Zealand for the 36th America’s Cup. American sailors Taylor Canfield’s and Mike Buckley’s challenge for the 36th edition in Auckland in 2021 was accepted. […]
America’s Cup: Then There Were Four
by America’s Cup Media on December 11, 2018 at 7:36 pm
Racing A week after the close of the 36th America’s Cup entry period, the Defender and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron have completed the required checks and accepted the Royal Malta Yacht Club challenge for the 36th America’s Cup. Defender & the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron have completed the required checks & accepted the Royal Malta Yacht Club challenge for the 36th America’s Cup. […]
52 Super Series Gets a Return Player, With a New...
by 52 Super Series Media on December 11, 2018 at 7:27 pm
Racing After a year away from the world’s leading grand prix monohull class, Russian owner-driver Vladimir Liubomirov will return to the 52 SUPER SERIES in 2019 armed with a brand new boat, Bronenosec. Russian owner-driver Vladimir Liubomirov will return to the 52 SUPER SERIES in 2019 armed with a brand new boat, Bronenosec. […]
Dorian’s Big Mash-Up
by Bart Salemans on December 11, 2018 at 7:10 pm
Dorian van Rijsselberghe gets into the event promotion business with a regatta and music festival combo. Double gold medalist Dorian van Rijsselberghe gets into the event promotion business with a regatta and music festival combo for next summer in the Netherlands. […]
by Dave Reed on December 11, 2018 at 4:36 pm
Gear From Mustang Survival comes one incredible, and wearable PFD, for high-performance sailing. The stated floatation of the panels alone is 7.5 pounds, which is half that of a Type II or Type III PFD. […]
Barletta L25 UC Test
by Kevin Falvey on December 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Boats Editor-In-Chief Kevin Falvey personally took this boat for its test run and evaluation. Boaters seeking to buy a pontoon boat should read this review of the Barletta L 25 UC. Boating's Tech Team is comprised of experts who possess more than 150 years of […]
Beneteau Swift Trawler 35 Test
by Capt. John Page Williams on December 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Boats A quick and capacious cruiser Learn what the experts at BOATING have to say about this new cruiser from Beneteau. Accommodations, performance and price are all explored. Learn which boat or boats is […]
Poker Runs Are About More Than Poker
by Charles Plueddeman on December 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm
How to Is "easy money" really so? Off My Dock is a killer column. In his wry and humorous way, Charles Plueddeman, longtime contributor to BOATING, creates a world of midwestern boating bliss, peopled by […]
Outboard Versus Sterndrive: Sea Ray SLX 310
by Kevin Falvey on December 4, 2018 at 4:14 pm
Boats You can compare the same boat with two power choices. You can compare the same boat with two power choices. […]
Sea Ray SLX 310 Outboard
by Pete McDonald on December 4, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Boats Deputy Editor Pete McDonald ran this boat in the shadow of Lady Liberty and Freedom Tower in order to give you a complete report. Deputy Editor Pete McDonald ran this boat in the shadow of Lady Liberty and Freedom Tower in order to give you a complete report. Learn what this 20-year veteran boat […]