Carol Connor shares this great gathering of some classic beauties, including four New York 32’s in Brooklin Harbor on Eggemoggin Reach, Maine. She was cruising on a S&S 38′ yawl.
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There are many ways to approach redundant systems on a cruising boat. Some believe in the ‘keep it simple’ philosophy and don’t have any duplicate systems. At the other end of the spectrum is the boat owner we met in the Caribbean who had a backup of every possible system and they were all installed, ready at the flip of a switch. He seemed to spend more time troubleshooting his complicated systems than cruising. My philosophy on the topic falls somewhere in the middle, we carried a backup auto pilot in case of failure. This was where we were willing to spend a little extra money as insurance that we would avoid long stretches of hand steering.
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You might recall that a few weeks ago we put out a call looking for Doug Bell on behalf of Chuck Paine. It was successful! In fact, Doug responded soon after from Madagascar. Very exciting, Cruising Compass reaches the world! We have one more request from Chuck. This time he is looking for James Baldwin living aboard Atom. Send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll make the connection.
Antigua’s historic Nelson’s Dockyard is the Caribbean’s newest Unesco World Heritage Site, one of 21 new spots named to UNESCO’s list this year. The dockyard consists of a ...On August 18, 2016 / By Tatja Hopman
A sailboat skipper who was seriously injured in a Macatawa Bay Yacht Club regatta has sued another captain for allegedly causing a devastating crash on Lake Michigan. Daniel ...On August 18, 2016 / By Tatja Hopman
The Coast Guard is hoping that the sailboat, that went aground near Newport, Oregon, can be refloated at high tide and power itself back out into deeper water. ...On August 18, 2016 / By Tatja Hopman
The Newport International Boat Show (September 15-17) encompasses 13 acres of historic Newport Harbor allowing you to enjoy everything the City-by-the-Sea has to offer while experiencing a full range ...On August 17, 2016 / By Tatja Hopman
In its updated 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook, NOAA calls for a higher likelihood of a near-normal or above-normal season, and decreases the chance of a below-normal season ...On August 17, 2016 / By Tatja Hopman
An inReach Rescue at Sea
Less than halfway through his 3,400 mile solo trip to Ireland, novelist Michael Hurley’s sailboat began taking on water. What could have easily become a tragic tale was saved thanks to his inReach, which he had brought on the trip to stay in contact with family and post to social media. Michael used his DeLorme inReach to send out a distress text which the Coast Guard relayed to all vessels in the area, including Michael’s exact coordinates and bearing. Help arrived less than two hours after the signal was sent. Now Michael says he’ll make sure to bring his inReach with him whenever he plans to go off the grid.
Pete Dubler’s review of visual communication devices was previously published in BWS. From our boat anchored alone between cities ...On August 17, 2016 / By Tatja Hopman
Turn on your chart plotter or study your nautical chart and you will see objects on land or water. ...On August 3, 2016 / By Administrator
Sailing Without a Rudder
While on passage from Alaska to Hawaii, Christian documents the challenges he faces when the rudder becomes disabled aboard his Hudson Force 50, Zero. He troubleshoots and figures out how to steer using a drogue and other tricks. Pretty cool! Watch Here
Stell and Snuggs, professional musicians, sailors and troubadours from New York City are performing a fundraiser at a community ...On August 17, 2016 / By Tatja Hopman