David Lyman, a marine photojournalist, caught this great shot of the moonrise in Camden Harbor in Maine. He says “I knew the time and the compass bearing of moonrise, I knew the right lens and the exposure, what I didn’t know was there was a sail boat entering the frame. So, I waited. Sometimes we get lucky, but only if we are prepared to take advantage of the opportunity.”
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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
Thank you to all those who responded to last week’s survey question: Do you file a USCG Float Plan (or similar) with a shoreside support person before an extended passage? 55% of respondents say they file a float plan, 32% don’t and 13% do sometimes.
Click here for a USCG Float Plan or look for the USCG app in your app store.
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
Dinghy Davit Race
Check out this demonstration of a custom dinghy davit that rotates 180 degrees. The Davit also supports a radar antenna, VHF antenna, all around light, and a deck light. 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