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The season are changing and the shadows in the north country are getting long as the days grow shorter. Soon the Canada geese will start migrating south honking their warning of the coming winter. This is the season when cruisers start migrating southward, too, always pointing their bows toward the sun. For those heading to the Caribbean or Mexico, the open ocean beckons. Preparations are made. The rigging and sails checked over. The engine and tanks maintained and inspected. Provisions and water are loaded. Safety gear gets pulled from the lockers and checked. Safe passagemaking is all about planning, preparations and practice. If you hear the call of the sea and know you have to follow, then this is your time. For everyone headed south this fall, whether with a rally or on your own, we wish you fair winds, following seas and safe and timely landfalls.
We sincerely thank all of the Dawgs and friends for their contributions to the BVI Relief Fund to date. During the Salty Dawg Rendezvous at the Annapolis Boat ...On October 18, 2017 / By George Day
This story from Tuesday this week records the widespread damage caused by Ophelia as the storm ripped through Ireland. As of Wednesday afternoon, Irish officials report that more ...On October 18, 2017 / By George Day
The reports coming out of the Caribbean after the terrible hurricanes damaged so many island have been often lacking in concrete details that tell a clear story. We ...On October 18, 2017 / By George Day
At approximately 6:15 p.m. on Sunday, October 15, while the Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry was leaving the Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival, its two propellers became entangled by a dock line, resulting ...On October 18, 2017 / By George Day
As the islands of the Caribbean continue to recover from the ravages of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the US has deployed hundreds of aid workers to Puerto Rico ...On October 18, 2017 / By George Day
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In early June, we had the opportunity to cruise on a Dragonfly 28 “Touring” in Denmark’s “South Sea”. After a full week of sailing with the entire family ...On October 18, 2017 / By George Day
Ireland doesn’t get hurricanes. Except when they do. Earlier this week Hurricane Ophelia battered the island nation’s west coast and stirred up huge seas that caught out one cruising boat that didn’t make into port in time. Disabled and unable to proceed, the crew issued a Mayday. A volunteer lifeboat crew with Rosslare RNLI answered the call from the 10m (34 feet) yacht which was 10 miles offshore from Rosslare. Watch the rescue.
Another ALEXSEAL® Big Finish for Prevail & Front Street Shipyard
Launched in 2009, Prevail was a collaboration between Tripp Design and Hodgdon Yachts—a U.S. based shipbuilder with a 200 year heritage. Closing in on her 10 year “birthday,” Prevail recently spent some time in Belfast, Maine in the capable hands of Front Street Shipyard receiving a refit, including an ALEXSEAL® custom Silver Metallic on the hull and a custom “Belfast Blue” deck. ALEXSEAL representative Alastair Smith praised Front Street’s immense dedication to honing and preparing the surface of Prevail’s hull prior to painting. “The owner wanted it as fair as possible and the team did a huge amount of long boarding and sanding.” The results speak for themselves, as Smith adds, “this hull is as close to perfect as you can get.” Read more.
Where & When: Eau Gallie Civic Center, 1551 Highland Avenue in Melbourne, Florida. November 10-12, 2017 The ...On October 18, 2017 / By George Day
Starting Thursday, September 14, the Newport (Rhode Island) Boat Show will open to the public where you can climb ...On September 11, 2017 / By George Day
The story of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s battle to stay ahead of French yachtsman Bernard Moitessier in the 1968/9 Sunday Times Golden Globe solo round the world Race is ...On August 22, 2017 / By George Day
This Doug Zurn 52 foot concept is designed as an offshore capable fast cruiser for a couple, couple with guests, or small family. The perfectly proportioned sweeping sheer ...On June 27, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
MSY in Germany has started construction of a fascinating 72 ft explorer, ordered by the Siemens Foundation in Switzerland. This ultra-clean, wind-powered research vessel will be used worldwide ...On June 13, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
Antigua’s Sailing Week is one of the highlights of the winter sailing season in the Caribbean. Boats from ...On October 18, 2017 / By George Day
Sailors for the Sea announced today that the Secor Volvo Fishers Island Sound Race is the first youth regatta in the world to achieve Platinum Level Clean Regatta ...On August 1, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman