This busy shot of Boston Harbor from July 2013, with the Navy Blue Angels flying over the USS Constitution (Old Iron Sides) and a U.S. Coast Guard training tall ship, was shared by John Carrigg. So much going on, it takes a while to take it all in!
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Family Rescued From Sailboat in Atlantic Trying to Recover Their Boat
The 50 foot Dove II set off to cross the Atlantic from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean in December. Two weeks into the trip they lost most of their rudder. This dramatically titled Daily Mail article summarizes the tale and the Coombes family blog chronicles the attempted repairs, rescue and aftermath in detail. The cruising community is asked to be on the lookout for the drifting Dove II. Some of the latest details are being discussed on forums here and here.
It is interesting to read about an account like this and the sharing of the details allows for dialogue; there is always something to learn. Hopefully this family will be able to continue their cruising adventures in some form in the near future.
The Salty Dawg Sailing Association has opened registration for its Spring Rally from the British Virgin Islands to the U.S.. The rally will depart the B.V.I. on May ...On January 18, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
‘Currently the database for marine mammal strikes is very sparse. We are requesting sailors and boaters help to submit information on current and past incidents, however long ago ...On January 12, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
A Coast Guard helicopter crew hoisted seven boaters from a disabled sailing vessel approximately 14 miles west of Anse-Rouge, Haiti. Watchstanders with the Coast Guard 7th District command ...On January 12, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
Adventure Documentary The Weekend Sailor Now Available!
The Weekend Sailor, a feature documentary focusing on the crew of the Sayula II and their unexpected victory in a race around the world hits Video on Demand this month. With the odds stacked against them, Ramon Carlín, his son Enrique, and a crew of novice Mexican sailors represented their country in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race, today the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race. The Weekend Sailor features successful yachtsman and Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon as narrator.
Thank you to all those who responded to the last survey question: Do you carry a sextant aboard your boat? 41% of respondents do carry a sextant and of those 57% could use it effectively.
Previously published in BWS by Pete Dubler. About six months before leaving for full time cruising, we decided to ...On January 4, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Organizers are happy to announce a new initiative to help grow a long neglected segment ...On January 4, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
This boat does not fit in the cruising category but it is original, innovative and just odd enough that it warrants a mention. The new Nuva MS6, presented ...On October 27, 2016 / By Tatja Hopman
Ocean acidification, a result of excess carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, can disrupt plankton blooms, according to new research published in Nature Geosciences. It’s a troubling finding, scientists ...On December 22, 2016 / By Tatja Hopman
Sea ice off Antarctica and in the Arctic is at record lows for this time of year after declining by twice the size of Alaska in a sign ...On December 15, 2016 / By Tatja Hopman
John and Amanda Neal share another one of their great recipes. The perfect recipe for a morning snack, hors ...On January 18, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman