“After 30+ years of sailing and 7 sailboats, we crossed the line to a flybridge cruiser. I was putting our “book” together of photos from last year’s travels aboard True Blue, our Fairline Squadron 42’ and this one struck me. The perfect morning of our last day, returning home from a 3 week cruise north from Charleston to the Outer Banks. This was leaving Georgetown, SC and heading south down the ICW.” Bill Saint photograph.
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As of the end of February 2021, most of the Caribbean islands have opened for cruisers and chartering. The ...On March 5, 2021 / By Sandy Parks
Get your equipment back in gear for the upcoming season. The SWITLIK MOM 8-S and CORD are both self-serviceable and should be serviced annually. Re-arming kits are available on the SWITLIK online store. Consult your owners’ manual and follow @SwitlikParachuteCompany on Facebook for servicing tips.
The MOM 8-A has a 2-year service interval. Service must be performed at a SWITLIK authorized MOM Service Center.
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(techcrunch) – Orca is a Norwegian startup from veteran producers of chartplotters that leapfrogs existing products with a built-from-scratch modern interface. Orca has rebuilt everything from the ground up ...On March 5, 2021 / By Sandy Parks
Coast Guard air and surface units assisted a distressed sailing vessel Monday that was taking on water with eight people onboard in the Caribbean Sea, approximately 80 nautical ...On March 5, 2021 / By Sandy Parks
(gCaptain) – Michelin has entered an agreement with the French shipping line Neoline to use two sail-powered cargo ships starting in 2023. The manufacturer has stated that they ...On February 26, 2021 / By Sandy Parks
Thanks to all who answered last week’s survey on where in the world we keep our boats and do most of our sailing. W have a very international readership. In no particular order, here are the regions by percentage of the readers who replied. Several readers checked more than one region so the total exceeds 100%. Florida and Gulf Coast 16%; Mid-Atlantic 17%; Northeast 16%; Great Lakes 19%; Pacific NW 12%; California 13%; Caribbean & Bahamas 10%; UK, Europe, Scandinavia and The Med 14%; Oceania, New Zealand and Australia 7%.
The Oceanis 46.1 is the latest in our range of sailing yachts dedicated to blue water cruising. Based on the wildly successful Oceanis 51.1, she has all the ...On July 3, 2018 / By George Day
Yacht design has evolved rapidly in the last decade with the development of swinging keels, foils, wing sails and much more. And one designer has left his creative ...On January 3, 2018 / By George Day
The pairing of a world renowned naval architect with a builder whose name is synonymous with some of the fastest and most illustrious racing yachts on the globe, ...On December 6, 2017 / By George Day
Its not too early to start thinking about next summer, working on the assumption that things will be getting ...On December 4, 2020 / By Sandy Parks
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