Jim Ewing

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How to Use Chart Insets for Safer Navigation (Video) | Cruising Compass

<i>Here’s a great chart reading tip from or friend Capt. John 0f skippertips.com…</i><p>Imagine that you are about to make landfall on the coast of Alaska. …

Sailing

Fascinating Opportunity with OceansWatch | Cruising Compass

Any skippers with a little time on their hands and wanting to make a positive difference for the Oceans they love might want to have a look at …

Solomon Islands

Inspiring “Green Horn Kids” Gain Valuable Big-Boat Experience | Cruising Compass

Tom Caulfield started the Green Horn Kids program as a way to introduce his son to big-boat racing. Last month, with a crew of six boys, ages 8-10 …

Sailing

Sam Davies Going Around Again | Cruising Compass

The only woman to compete in the last Vendée Globe is getting ready to set off around the world again, but this time with a crew and with stopovers …

Sailing

Beneteau Sense 55 | Cruising Compass

On the Saturday afternoon of the Strictly Sail Miami show, Beneteau USA’s president Wayne Burdick and a few others played hooky from the show and …

Sailing

Morris 52 | Cruising Compass

In an age when so many cruising boats are evolving toward hulls with large interior volumes, long waterlines and short rigs suitable for the …

Sailing

A Cruising Guide to the Dominican Republic 6.0 now available | Cruising Compass

FreeCruisingGuides.com announced the release of the 6th edition of <i>A Cruising Guide to the Dominican Republic 6.0</i> by Frank Virgintino. It is …

Caribbean

Boy Dies, Man and Woman Rescued in Stuart, FL Boat Fire | Cruising Compass

<i>Our deepest condolences go out the friends and family of Charlie Birely…</i><p>An 11-year-old boy died Sunday when a 45-foot sailboat caught fire in the …

Sailing

App of the Week | Cruising Compass

A must have for sailors, boaters, surfers, & fishermen, MyTide is THE tide app that is as good looking and easy-to-use as it is useful…and you don’t …

Boating

Mindbender | Cruising Compass

<b>What is the raised edge of a sailboat’s deck called? (Hint: Is often made of aluminum or wood.)</b><p>Send your answer to cruisingcompass@bwsailing.com. A …

Sailboats

For the Thirsty Crew | Cruising Compass

<i>We concocted this gem earlier in the summer while cruising the south Puget Sound and brought it out for sunset last night in the San Juan Islands.</i> …

Couple Tells Story of Being Stranded at Sea for One Week | Cruising Compass

It was supposed to be a one day trip–maybe two, max–out here on the gulf; but it was seven days before the couple stepped foot onto land in Anclote …

Baltimore Announces Free Inner Harbor Wi-Fi | Cruising Compass

As free Wi-Fi has become ubiquitous in marinas and harbors around the world, the city of Baltimore, Maryland recently announced that visitors to the …

World Trade Center

Morris Yachts Adds New “X-Type” Models to its Range | Cruising Compass

Morris Yachts is continuing to build on the success of their M-Series line by introducing a new product extension called the M-Series “X-Type”.<p>The …

Sailing

Dufour 405 Grand Large

The old adage says that whenever you have two boats sailing in the same direction, you have a race. While casual cruisers may deny this, many of us …

Sailing

Your Best Friend May be your Compass. Treat it as such. | Cruising Compass

<i>With or without electricity, as a navigator your job is to find your way safely to port. At times, your best friend may be your compass. Treat it as</i> …

Sailing

Famed Northwest Passage Ship Found in Arctic | Cruising Compass

The discovery of a British shipwreck in the Canadian Arctic has solved a 169-year-old maritime mystery that led to the opening of the Northwest …

Northern Canada

Race to Alaska and Win $10,000 | Cruising Compass

“Long distance rowers, paddlers and sailors will compete next summer in a first-ever Race to Alaska that offers a $10,000 prize – and no fuel …

Sailing

Ocean Cruising Club Celebrates 60th Anniversary with Record Gatherings Around the World | Cruising Compass

Unlike other sailing clubs that hold one annual cruise, the Ocean Cruising Club (OCC) has been celebrating its 60th Anniversary literally all year …

Sailing

Sailboat that Crossed Atlantic Highlights People with Multiple Sclerosis | Cruising Compass

Thousands of multiple sclerosis researchers and physicians are traveling to Boston this week for the MSBoston2014 convention. But a 67-foot-long, …

Sailing

Aboard the Hokule‘a: Sailboats, Small Islands and the Stewardship of Nature | Cruising Compass

Both hulls of the <i>Hokule‘a</i> pointed with pride out to sea from Pago Pago Harbor. Leaving port, the sun was high above us, the waves broke with white …

Ecology

Mindbender | Cruising Compass

<b>You’re at the helm when the navigator asks what compass course you are steering. You tell her 235 degrees. With a variation of 7 degrees west and a</b> …

Sailboats