Thanks to Patrick Rebmann for capturing this sunset in Navadra, Fiji from his Ovni 445 in which he is planning to circumnavigate single handed.
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The coming of spring can be fickle, especially so in Northeast U.S.. Many times there are two steps back for every one forward before spring fully settles in. The first few beautiful 70 degree days are often accompanied by frosty nights and icy mornings. The extra sunlight from longer days and warmer temperatures are welcome and truly a treat.
Spring fever seems to be fervent with seasonal boaters especially in places where the sailing season is relatively short. It is a lot fun to watch boatyards come to life, boat covers coming off, travel lifts in constant motion and people excited about preparing boats for the upcoming season. Everyone in general is just very happy to be outdoors again and enthusiastically talking about upcoming new adventures. Happy Spring!
John Ridsdel was an adventurer, a world traveler in love with the Philippines, his adopted country, and with the sea. He was happiest on the water, sailing from ...On April 28, 2016 / By Tatja Hopman
Simon Parker, 29, from Oxford, England is aiming to travel almost half way round the planet by sail and pedal power alone. Having first started sailing just six months ago ...On April 27, 2016 / By Tatja Hopman
Cruising Mainsail Trim Guide
Quantum Sails: For good sail trim, it’s important to know how each control line works and to have an understanding of what you’re trying to accomplish. The trick is to find a balance between speed and pointing for the conditions. When trimming a sail, think about the impact on keeping the boat on its feet and in control, maximizing power (especially in light to moderate and off-wind conditions) and optimizing the Velocity Made Good (the percentage of our speed that is actually advancing straight upwind).
Click here to read Quantum’s in-depth mainsail trim guide.
Captain John of skippertips.com details how to use your VHF to activate a fog signal. How would you like ...On April 7, 2016 / By Administrator
Go Around Again is a documentary about Rich Wilson who is preparing to participate in his eighth Vendée Globe, starting in November 2016. Watch Here
The Hokule’a is a Polynesian voyaging canoe circumnavigating the globe on a voyage with goals both scientific and educational. ...On April 27, 2016 / By Tatja Hopman
Sunsail’s current franchise base in Palma de Mallorca will become an official Sunsail base from April 2016. With a ...On April 7, 2016 / By Tatja Hopman
America’s Cup racing will return to New York City for the first time since 1920 with Louis Vuitton America’s ...On March 16, 2016 / By Tatja Hopman
Virtual Sailing World Championship 2016 is a virtual fleet-race championship that will take place on SailX.com over five weeks. SailX ...On March 24, 2016 / By Tatja Hopman