Christopher Karo sent in this photo of “My Son Christopher taking the helm on our ParkerDawson Midship 25, heading eastbound through the Cape Cod Canal. He’s pointing out the way to the next bridge… The Sagamore.”
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Sailing the New Jeanneau 490
After last weekend’s Miami International Boat Show, we got the opportunity to go for a test sail on the brand new Jeanneau 490 with the gang from Jeanneau America, including Olivia Schleicher (communications specialist) above. We were out on Biscayne Bay where the breeze was a steady 15 gusting to almost 20 so we had a rockin’ good sail. Hard on the wind we were doing 7.5 and reaching we had the boat up to 9 knots several times. The 490 has the new “walk around” side deck design that allows you to leave the cockpit without climbing over the coamings; a very innovative design improvement. If fact, the 490 won the MIBS Innovation Award during the show. We will be doing a full review in the next issue of Blue Water Sailing and will link to it though CC when it is out. We had a very happy morning sailing the boat with old friends.
After enduring record-breaking Hurricane Irma in September, the sailor’s paradise island of St. Martin has proven stronger than the storm and Sunsail has provided the latest cruising ground updates for you on their blog. Plus, with charter operations back in business from a new charter base in Marigot, Sunsail invites you back to fall in love with the wind and the water all over again during the For the Love of Sailing sales event. Through the month of February, follow your heart to the helm and save up to 10%* on a swoon-worthy sailing vacation with your best adventure crew.
This tragic story, first published by the BBC, has all the makings of a mystery that begs to be solved. Did he do it? And if he did, ...On February 22, 2018 / By George Day
This story, published by the ABC Far North in Australia, is too much fun and hard to believe. But it’s true and soon to be turned into a ...On February 22, 2018 / By George Day
There are loads of people out there who think they can fly a drone – myself included. James Blake, son of the legendary yachtie Sir Peter Blake, takes ...On February 22, 2018 / By Administrator
Sail aboard a captained Swan sailing from St. Maarten to Bermuda and finishing in Newport in time for the start of the Ocean Volvo Start May 20th. • May Swan Program – (Volvo Ocean race start May 20th in Newport, RI). We have three Swans sailing back with us in May from St. Maarten to Newport with a stop in Bermuda. The three boats range from 46 to 53 feet.
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Winter may be here, but it’s not too late to make your spring boating life easier. Install a solar panel to trickle-charge your battery bank. If your boat (or RV) is under canvas – great, drape a small solar panel on the cover; if your boat is under a hard cover (shed roof, perhaps), hang that solar panel where it can catch the rays. A simple 12w panel puts about 3 amp/hours/day back into your batteries. Plenty if all you have running is a bilge pump or light bulb. Coastal Climate Control can help you.
Jason and Vicki Wynn are an inspiration for anyone who wants to enjoy a free and adventurous life afloat. ...On February 14, 2018 / By Administrator
HH 55 Hull no 2 ...On February 22, 2018 / By George Day
From America’s Cup to historic Museum vessels to traditional wooden boats San Diego Maritime Museum: Star of India Hold Gallery. EXHIBIT: ...On February 8, 2018 / By George Day
If you are in Vancouver, BC, Canada this weekend you have to check out the Vancouver International Boat Show ...On January 18, 2018 / By George Day
The big Chicago Boat, RV and Sailboat show kicks off on Wednesday, January 10 and runs through Sunday the ...On January 3, 2018 / By George Day
NEW ANTARCTIC SEASON 2018-19: Sail downwind with the albatrosses to South Georgia and beyond to the Weddell Sea and ...On December 6, 2017 / By George Day
We’re just back from the Miami International Boat Show where we had the chance to get to know the ...On February 22, 2018 / By George Day
Last year, Garmin bought the Active Corp., which developed the content rich website for boats, sailors and cruisers. The ...On January 31, 2018 / By George Day
KTI Systems Inc., manufacturer of the popular FilterBoss, has just introduced Keenan Filters System. Combining all the tools necessary to insure uncontaminated fuel delivery. It offers essential maintenance, diagnostic and repair functions to provide the user total control of their onboard fuel system.
Completely re-designed to maximize functionality while reducing the system’s overall footprint, it incorporates a patented industry first manifold that integrates interconnects within the filter housing. This allows fuel to be ported directly into the off-line so the operator can drain the fuel bowl contaminates, replace the Racor™ filter element, and then top off the filter without the usual mess.
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Yacht design has evolved rapidly in the last decade with the development of swinging keels, foils, wing sails and much more. And one designer has left his creative ...On January 3, 2018 / By George Day
The pairing of a world renowned naval architect with a builder whose name is synonymous with some of the fastest and most illustrious racing yachts on the globe, ...On December 6, 2017 / By George Day
The story of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s battle to stay ahead of French yachtsman Bernard Moitessier in the 1968/9 Sunday Times Golden Globe solo round the world Race is ...On August 22, 2017 / By George Day
This Doug Zurn 52 foot concept is designed as an offshore capable fast cruiser for a couple, couple with guests, or small family. The perfectly proportioned sweeping sheer ...On June 27, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
Women empowering women in all aspect of American life is a big thing these days and has been for ...On February 14, 2018 / By George Day
Running a charter base in the Caribbean sounds like an idyllic escape from the rat race. Well, it might ...On February 22, 2018 / By George Day
Sailors for the Sea announced today that the Secor Volvo Fishers Island Sound Race is the first youth regatta in the world to achieve Platinum Level Clean Regatta ...On August 1, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
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