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It was a nice evening for sailing on Lake Superior, until it wasn’t

According to the reaction this video is getting, there are a lot of sailing experts on social media with advice to give.

Lake Superior

2019 London Boat show cancelled due to lack of interest

The London Boat Show, once one of the great bastions of the boat show calendar is no more. Organisers British Marine cited a lack of commercial …

Boating

Track the adventures of a tiny pirate ship as it travels from Scotland to the Americas

In May 2017, two brothers from Aberdeenshire in Scotland launched a toy pirate ship off the coast of Peterhead. Inspired by the idea of sending a message in a bottle, Ollie Ferguson, eight and Harry Ferguson, six, were excited to see where the vessel (aptly named “Adventure”) would end up. One year …

Sailing

10 Uninhabited Islands and Why Nobody Lives on Them

Brendon Grimshaw purchased Moyenne Island in the Indian Ocean in 1964 for $20,000, quit his job in 1973 to move there, and spent the next 40 years …

This Armada of Saildrones Could Conquer the Ocean

Every spring, thousands of great white sharks begin a mysterious migration. From up and down America’s West Coast, they head straight for a …

Sailing

The Cruising Association joins in Golden Globe Anniversary celebrations

by Peta Stuart-Hunt 15 May 20:22 BST<p>CA Patron Sir Robin Knox-Johnston was the first man to sail solo non-stop around the world 1968/69. © Bill …

Sailing

Introducing the Music Box Supper Club bridge cam, a live stream of the Cuyahoga River from RocktheLake.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- If you're a boater in Cleveland, you probably hate the Norfolk Southern railroad bridge because it blocks Lake Erie from the …

Lake Erie

J70 Italia-Cup - Winner Enfant Terrible

<b>Winner of the second Act of the J70 Italia-Cup after eight races was Enfant Terrible of Alberto Rossi ITA and his team.</b><p><i>Click image for a larger …

Sailing

Get good use out of your sailboat. Learn to sail solo. A must if you work shift work.

In this episode of Cruising Off Duty, I take my sailboat out solo to meet my friends up river at Simcoe Island. If you want to get a lot of use out …

Sailboats

Hot weather and snowmelt causing more Interstate Bridge lifts

Warm May temperatures are causing more lifts on the Interstate Bridge as water levels reach the highest point in seven years.<p>Don Hamilton, an Oregon …

Weather

Sailing: Aussie yachtie eyes world firsts

The list of world firsts is dwindling but Lisa Blair is doing her best to try to tick a few off.<p>The Australian is looking to become the first woman …

Sailing

Vanish: The 66m Feadship designed for outdoor living

<i>It was just supposed to be a two-week cruise, writes Marilyn Mower, but the new owners stepped aboard the boat and, well, vanished...</i><p>The US-based …

Boating

Do I Really Need a VHF In the Age of Cell Phones?

<b>Being able to call for help is a good thing. Being heard and getting a response is even better.</b><p>Increasingly people are asking if they really need VHF …

Coast Guard

In Pictures: Wider 165

Wider 165<p>Decks folded down.<p>Photo: Courtesy Wider

Jho Low Ordered to Hand Over Super Yacht in U.S. Forfeiture Suit

Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho was ordered to turn over his $250 million yacht "Equanimity" to the U.S. authorities who plan to sail it from …

Super Yachts

How the boating industry is getting slammed by Trump's trade war

Summer is fast approaching, and millions of American recreational boaters are preparing to get on the water with family and friends. With close to 12 …

Intellectual Property

Hylas Yachts, Known for Sailboats, Introduces the M44 Powerboat

Hylas Yachts, which for 40 years has been known for building sailing yachts, has introduced its first powerboat: the Hylas M44.<p>The Hylas M44 is from …

Sailing

Largest wooden sailing ship being built in Truro

<b>A traditional wooden sailing ship is being built using old photographs of a 19th Century vessel.</b><p>The 68ft (21m) pilot cutter is being created by a team of shipwrights in Truro, Cornwall, and is a replica of the Vincent, which was built in 1852.<p>Luke Powell, who heads the team, said: "Nobody has built …

Sailing

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

The “pee tape” claim, explained

The absurd-sounding, still-unverified tale of Trump and Russian prostitutes is back again. Here’s where it came from.<p>The release of former FBI director James Comey’s new book has plunged the United States of America into yet another round of speculation about whether the Russian government taped …

Watch Adele’s Hilarious Reaction to Beyoncé’s Coachella Set

Noted Beyoncé stan Adele is one of the many to have lost their cool watching “#Beychella” unfold last night. After the set—which featured a Destiny’s Child reunion and cameos from JAY-Z and Solange—Adele unveiled a video tribute in three parts via Instagram. Below, watch her twerk, flail, and jump …

The new Ritz-Carlton luxury cruise ships for the '1% of global travelers' look like incredible super yachts — and you can start booking next month

Last year the Ritz-Carlton Hotel revealed plans for a luxury cruise line, with three cruise ships set to begin sailing in 2020. This May, reservations will be open to Ritz-Carlton reward members, and all others in June 2018.<p>Somewhere between a private super yacht and a small ocean liner, the …

Hospitality

Building The Perfect 2018 Festival With Eminem, Beyonce, Aerosmith And More

Outside Lands announced their 2018 lineup yesterday, with the Weeknd, Florence + The Machine and Janet Jackson headlining. I have looked at dozens of festival lineups this year. And as I am sure everyone deciding which fest to give their money to has done, I have thought, “If this band were here …

Music

How to save your privacy from the Internet’s clutches

Another week, another massive privacy scandal. When it’s not Facebook admitting it allowed data on as many as 87 million users to be sucked out by a developer on its platform who sold it to a political consultancy working for the Trump campaign, or dating app Grindr ‘fessing up to sharing its …

Privacy

The secret language of ships

<b>Approaching the container ship in San Francisco Bay, the tugboat looks like a pit bull puppy chasing an eighteen-wheeler. When the vessels are an</b> …

Starbucks, Police And Mayor Respond To Controversial Arrest Of 2 Black Men In Philly

<b>Updated at 1:56 p.m. ET</b><p>A video that's now amassed almost 7 million views on Twitter depicts police officers handcuffing two black men in a Philadelphia Starbucks.<p>Onlookers in the background are incredulous.<p>"What did they do?" one man asks.<p>"They didn't do anything," a woman responds. "I saw the …

Justice

23 looks at New Zealand’s stunning geographic diversity

TONGARIRO IN WINTER<p>Here’s a look at Mount Tongariro (photo #5) from a different angle, and during a different season. <b><br>Photo:</b> ed 37<p>FOX GLACIER<p>A …

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The Cove

Yo La Tengo covered The Cure w/ Kurt Vile in Philly (watch), add NYC boat show

<b>Yo La Tengo</b>, who just played a sold-out NYC show at Brooklyn Steel, played Philadelphia’s Union Transfer the next night (4/7) and brought out Kurt …