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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

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sailing : the technical skill of managing a boat — Webster

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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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American Boating Association

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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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  • Sea-Doo WAKE Models Offer the Features Tow-Sports...
    by Jeff Hemmel on May 21, 2018 at 4:00 am

    The only personal watercraft designed specifically to meet the needs of tow-sports enthusiasts, Sea-Doo WAKE PRO 230 and WAKE 155 offer many of the same features found […]

  • Sea-Doo Takes Advantage of Florida-Based Test...
    by Jeff Hemmel on May 21, 2018 at 4:00 am

    A saltwater environment can prove harsh for personal watercraft, subjecting engines to rust and corrosion, clogging cooling passages with contaminants, and requiring […]

  • Riding a PWC Down The Colorado River
    by Jeff Hemmel on May 20, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Boats We cruise the mighty Colorado aboard Sea-Doo Watercraft. Cruising aboard personal watercraft, a.k.a, "jet skis," is a great way to explore waterways like the Colorado River. The speed and maneuverability and shallow draft a […]

  • Mercury Debuts 200-, 225- and 250-HP Sea Pro...
    by brian.daugherty on May 18, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Boats The new 225hp, 250hp and 300hp V-8 SeaPro engines bring the durability, reliability and efficiency that the SeaPro brand is known for. The new 225hp, 250hp and 300hp V-8 SeaPro engines bring the durability, reliability and efficiency that the SeaPro brand is known for. […]

  • New Mercury Racing 250R and 300R Outboards
    by brian.daugherty on May 18, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Boats The stout V-8 powerhead provides an astounding 44% in increased displacement compared to the legacy two-strokes. The stout V-8 powerhead provides an astounding 44% in increased displacement compared to the legacy two-strokes. […]