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What You Need to Know to Start Planning Your First Sailing Vacation

The experience of exploring the crystal blue waters, snorkeling among untouched, spectacular reefs and relaxing on secluded white sand beaches is …

Sailing

7 Affordable Low-Bandwidth Satellite Systems For Offshore Sailing

I’m lucky to have a wife who is incredibly sympathetic to my sailing and writing habits, but I knew I was pushing it when I announced a last-minute …

Blackbox

And we’re done

<b>Over the last while we have made a point of looking at what the modern cruiser needs to be. It is a fairly subjective discussion on the one hand,</b> …

Sailing

Woman whose fiancé vanished from yacht has incredible story about surviving 41 days at sea made into Hollywood movie

As 100ft Pacific waves tossed their yacht around like a toy, Tami Oldham Ashcraft and her fiancé knew any hope of survival would be a question of …

Sailing

You've Never Seen Waves Like This Before

Growing up in southeast England, Rachael Talibart spent several weeks every summer on her father’s sailboat, exploring the coastlines of France and …

Breaking Through

Version 1.0.0 of Signal K is Released

Version 1.0.0 of Signal K has been released. It’s a data standard that gives developers a platform for building hardware and software in an …

Boats

Cheap oil killed sailing ships. Now they’re back and totally tubular

Somewhere between Finland and Sweden, a ship surges through the icy Baltic Sea with a strange white tower protruding, totem-like, from its deck. It …

Sailing

Antony Beevor: the greatest war movie ever – and the ones I can't bear

For a long time now, my wife has refused to watch a war movie with me. This is because I cannot stop grinding my teeth with annoyance at major historical mistakes, or harrumphing over errors of period detail. She only made an exception when Valkyrie came out, with Tom Cruise playing Count Claus …

Darkest Hour

The Pentagon Is Planning a Three-Front ‘Long War’ Against China and Russia

(Photo: Royal Navy Media Archive / Flickr)Think of it as the most momentous military planning on Earth right now.Who’s even paying attention, given …

Using OPEN CPN Charting for Offshore Cruisers

<b>As we sail further and further from civilization, the nautical charts we have might be less and less accurate or out of date. Luckily, there are</b> …

Approached at Sea,100 Miles From Land!

Being approached at sea is a nerve wracking experience. Our hearts pound and our imaginations sink to dark depths. There are...The post Approached at …

How to Install a Watermaker in a Sailboat

Fresh water is one of the few things the human body cannot do without. A person can survive several weeks without food but only three or four days …

The dark truth about chocolate

Industry-funded research tends to set up questions that will give them desirable results Marion Nestle<p>Research was making it clear that health benefits claims for dark chocolate were unrealistic<p>Chocolate has been touted as a treatment for agitation, anaemia, angina and asthma. It has been said to …

Ivory Coast

The Great Sadness of Ben Affleck

In March of 2016, Jennifer Garner had recently separated from her husband of ten years, the actor and director Ben Affleck, when she was asked by <i>Vanity Fair</i> to comment on what the magazine referred to as her ex’s “midlife-crisis tattoo”—a large, multicolored back piece of a phoenix rising from the …

AIS SARTS - A Quick Refresh

An AIS SART (Search And Rescue Transmitter) is a homing beacon designed for use in an emergency. When activated an AIS SART transmits its GPS …

What are psychographics, the behavioural analysis that helped Cambridge Analytica get into the minds of voters?

The dealings that have been revealed between Cambridge Analytica and Facebook have all the trappings of a Hollywood thriller: a Bond villain-style …

Cambridge Analytica

The Era of Urban Warfare is Already Here

Aleppo. Mosul. Sana’a. Mogadishu. Gaza. These war-ravaged cities are but a few examples of a growing trend in global conflict, where more and more of …

How Marine Electronics Are Installed

As a marine-electronics editor and new-boat reviewer, I’m careful to remain vigilantly brand agnostic. However, when it comes to classic plastics, I …

Fifty years after the publication of his controversial book The Population Bomb, biologist Paul Ehrlich warns overpopulation and overconsumption are driving us over the edge<p>A shattering collapse of civilisation is a “near certainty” in the next few decades due to humanity’s continuing destruction …

Geography

How this family made their two-year round the world sailing dream happen

Surreal. Not a breath of wind tonight. The sea’s surface is flat and unbroken. The sky is utterly cloudless and filled with stars. A half moon lights …

This 4-Ingredient Naan is the Easiest Bread You'll Ever Make

A foolproof recipe for the college fool.<p>March 18, 2018<p>Unexpected Origins...<p>Over winter break my boyfriend came to visit me for a few days in Los …

Bread

Lessons learned along the way with Nigel Calder

<b>In this presentation, Nigel Calder takes a light hearted look at the many mistakes and accidents that have helped him become the respected sailor and</b> …

Sailing

El Rompido - a Cruising Guide on the World Cruising and Sailing Wiki

From CruisersWiki<p>Jump to: navigation, search<p>World ▶ North Atlantic ▶ Spain ▶ SW Spain ▶ <b>El Rompido</b><p>El Rompido, Spain<p>Moorings in the Rio Piedras<p>El …

Sailing

The Power of Positive Rudder Angle

A big piece of the “speed loop” that’s often overlooked, especially in smaller boats, is rudder angle. I was recently chatting with main trimmer …

Sailing

EMU-1

The Actisense EMU-1 is a specialised analogue to NMEA 2000 Gateway which converts data from analogue engine gauges/senders into NMEA 2000 data. …

Pactor-II/III Radio Modem sales, FCC License filing, Marine SSB & HAM Radio Net schedules & frequencies.

Simple, easy-to-use E-mail & Weather FAX on your boat using your marine SSB or Ham Radio,<br>& a Pactor-II/III/IV Modem.<p>Authorized<p>Dealer<p>DockSide Radio is …

Keeping Seasickness at Bay

Some people can sail their whole lives and never get seasick while others step on a boat and immediately become sick. Whether you’re racing around …

The Leech Is the Thing

Even more significant for the optimization of upwind speed is twist: the vertical shape of the leech. It’s been said that the only reason to have a …

Sailing

CSD Consulting

Summary of Services<p>CSD Consulting (QLD) Pty Ltd is a services company specialising in Data Migration, Project Management and Application …

Innovation and new products for 2017 from Digital Yacht at METS - See us Hall 1:434

Digital Yacht will introduce a range of new products for 2017 at this year’s METS exhibition. We’re also pleased to have been nominated for the DAME …