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 participants of the Fall 2016 Salty Dawg Rally are starting to gather at the scenic Bluewater Marina in Hampton, Virginia in preparation for a passage south. The docks are bustling with busy sailors doing last minute maintenance tasks, installations, route planning, provisioning and a million other tasks that have to get done before departure. The events schedule is packed with many interesting seminars, including a USCG SAR helicopter rescue demonstration. Included of course are social occasions that allow everyone to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. What a great way to share laughs, knowledge and experiences.
All bluewater sailors are welcome to join in the events. Learn more here.
The SOS distress signal has been a staple for emergency communication for 110 years, and although communications technology is very different now to the days of Morse Code, ...On October 27, 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
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
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