Jules Fairfax sent this early morning shot of a heron taken from Coquina, while at the El Cid Marina in Puerto Morelos, Mexico.
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Most of us who spend time on the water usually also spend time protecting ourselves from the sun. This involves using physical barriers like hats and sunglasses and chemical barriers like sunscreen. With Earth Day coming up this weekend (April 22) I thought it would be appropriate to highlight the environmental impact of some sunscreen ingredients. In fact, the State of Hawaii is considering banning sunscreens that contain oxybenzone. Luckily there are many alternatives; the next step is to make sure your sunscreen stash is compatible with the marine environment.
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The organizers of the Clipper Round the World Race have been told they must “do more” to keep sailors safe on board its yachts following two deaths at ...On April 20, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
A cargo ship is on its way to pluck to safety a stricken solo yachtsman in distress off the New Zealand coastline. An Air Force Orion left Auckland ...On April 20, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
The bulk of what is known about rogue waves comes from the accounts of survivors, some of whom lost crew members and friends in the experience. Rogue waves ...On April 20, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
The America’s Cup is a technology race as much as a sailboat race. Make a breakthrough in design — be it a winged keel or, in this era ...On April 20, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
Eldridge Tide And Pilot Book 2017
The indispensable resource for East Coast boaters, the Eldridge Tide And Pilot Book 2017 has tides and currents for ports from Nova Scotia to Key West. Often referred to as the mariner’s bible, Eldridge has been published for 143 years, giving boaters valuable information on GPS and electronic navigation, marine weather, Federal regulations, navigation rules, coastal piloting tips, and emergency first aid. As a back-up for electronics, Eldridge is a vital reference. Readers will be further rewarded with useful articles on fishing, nautical astronomy, and maritime traditions.
Thank you to all those who responded to the last survey question: How do you mark your anchor chain or rode? 28% use paint, 30% use zip ties, 15% use webbing or nylon flags, 2% have a counter on their windlass, and 16% selected other (which consisted mainly of markers inserted into chain links), and finally 9% of respondents do not use markings.
The Salty Dawg Sailing Association has opened registration for its Spring Rally from the British Virgin Islands to the ...On April 13, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
The 2017 Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show will cruise into the Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor ...On April 5, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
Najad is introducing the two all new N395 AC and N395 CC. The yachts are designed in a joint venture by Najad, Farr Yacht Design – acknowledged as ...On February 16, 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
A one-of-a-kind ship with a special mission is now fueled with 20 percent biodiesel as it begins a voyage from New England to Florida, then on to Cuba ...On March 9, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman