Ira Heller of The Multihull Source shared this shot taken moments before sunrise at the Naval Academy anchorage in Annapolis, MD from the cockpit of his Seawind 1190 Sport.
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The Importance of Plan B
What is it that allows some cruisers to get off the dock and others not? In many ways it boils down to pure persistence of making it work and achieving the goal of setting off. This Spinsheet article tells the story of cruisers who have delayed their dream due to various obstacles and how they’ve navigated past them. Having a plan B and even a plan C and keeping the momentum of moving toward the goal is key. It’s a good reminder that there will always be obstacles and some will be much easier to conquer than others. And most cruisers will have a tale to tell regarding a plan B or C.
You might see an old raggedy used sail, but German fashion designer Jens Werner sees a high-fashion structured trench coat. “No one has ever really done this before,” ...On October 20, 2016 / By Tatja Hopman
This 1531 map is the first ever map to depict the New York Harbor. Now this is definitely one of those once in a lifetime sort of moments ...On October 20, 2016 / By Tatja Hopman
Marine technical clothing has come a long way in the last few years and with it, the way to care for it has evolved. Here is an interview ...On October 20, 2016 / By Tatja Hopman
The Coast Guard, along with several local agencies rescued three individuals after their boat caught fire Friday, October 14th, near Rancho Palos Verdes, California. The Coast Guard received a ...On October 20, 2016 / By Tatja Hopman
Are You Sure You Need New Sails? Restore Sail Performance With a Precision Recut
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Ask any boater which paint is on the bottom of their boat and more often than not, the answer is simply, “Micron.”
For over 30 years, boat owners have relied on the performance of Interlux® bottom paints with Micron Technology from AkzoNobel. Chronicled in the short film “Micron: Generations of Innovations” is the story of four generations, their passion for boating and the passing down of traditions, which is so important to the boating experience and lifestyle. Click here or on the image to watch the film.
Thank you to all those who responded to last week’s survey question: When was the last time you practiced a man overboard maneuver? By far the majority of respondents practice MOB procedures. 25% have done so in the past 6 months, 21% in the past 1-2 years, 33% two or more years ago and only 21% have never done a man overboard procedure.
Not many sailing navigation instruments top this one. Use it one handed to plot GPS latitude and longitude, find ...On October 6, 2016 / By Administrator
History Buffs: Master and Commander
The History Buffs show dedicated solely to reviewing historical movies. Ever wondered how much a film is based on a true story? In this episode History Buffs take a look at the historical accurary of Master and Commander. 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
Each time Practical Sailor conducts an anchor test, they get questions about the materials used in anchors, particularly stainless ...On October 13, 2016 / By Tatja Hopman
Climate change, water pollution and fishing practices have been decimating coral reefs for decades, threatening the ecosystem that’s home to 25 percent of all marine species. Within the ...On September 28, 2016 / By Tatja Hopman