Don’t Blame eCharts for Anything

What the grounding of the Team Vestas Wind boat in the Volvo Ocean Race reminds us about our own navigation  (published January 2015) We have long taught at Starpath School of Navigation that we should never blame echarts for anything that goes wrong. This is a fundamentally important rule that

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Mighty Minis

With a rich history, interesting group of competitors and ever-evolving boat designs, the Mini Transat 6.50 class is not to be missed  (published July 2014) Sailing small boats across vast swaths of ocean is nothing new. Actually, venturing offshore in small sailboats is a worldwide and age-old tradition that has

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Multihull Master Gino Morrelli

(published January 2013) Gino Morrelli of Huntington Beach, California, is partnered with Pete Melvin in the design and engineering firm Morrelli & Melvin. Together with their staff, Morrelli & Melvin have long led the way in multihull design. The team is deeply involved with the upcoming America’s Cup as consulting

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