Carol Connor shared this gorgeous shot of Neith, a 1907 Herreshoff, looking lovely on Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island.
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The USS Fitzgerald and Hokule’a
Most of the major news outlets have covered the recent collision of the USS Fitzgerald and the containership ACX Crystal. Details of what led to the incident are still scarce but it is sadly clear that seven navy sailors lost their lives. John Konrad of gCaptain.com wrote an interesting article highlighting the differences between the two ships and their command structure. There is much speculation on the few details that are available but it seems apparent that there was a breakdown in basic and clear communication. A reminder that modern age technology can be irrelevant if key information is not transmitted efficiently. Speaking of the basics, Hokule’a, a Polynesian canoe just completed a 40,000 nm around the world voyage navigating without modern instruments, using only traditional methods. This is a great feat and a story worth reading.
We still don’t know exactly what this means for Americans cruising to Cuba on their own boats, but President Trump has just reinstated some travel restrictions making it ...On June 21, 2017 / By Administrator
According to BoatUS, damage from hurricanes is a leading cause for boat insurance claims. So each summer, the national advocacy, services and safety group anxiously awaits predictions, from ...On June 20, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
The Newest Amels
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Thank you to all those who responded to the last survey question: How do you trim the list of your boat? 46% of respondents move standard stowage (equipment, cans of food etc.), 19% move content of tankage (fuel, water etc.), 3% have dedicated ballast (lead, ballast tanks etc.) and 32% do nothing and embrace the list. The comments reminded me that multihulls don’t have this concern and one captain said his best solution is to “Carefully move the libation supplies to balance the ship.”
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Dance Like a Boss
This summer America’s newest sail training vessel, SSV Oliver Hazard Perry will make a historic voyage north to the ...On May 16, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
MSY in Germany has started construction of a fascinating 72 ft explorer, ordered by the Siemens Foundation in Switzerland. This ultra-clean, wind-powered research vessel will be used worldwide ...On June 13, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
Everyone needs to think about the world we live in as something we should collectively protect and keep clean – a sailor’s task is to keep a particular ...On June 6, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
The American sailors CharlieEnright and Mark Towill have already completed one lap around the world by leading a team to the finish of the last Volvo Ocean Race ...On March 23, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman