Inside Angle: “A Day in the Life”

Ever wondered what a day in the life of a yacht designer looks like? Bill Prince tells how it is—and isn’t—a lot like yours. What’s it like to be a yacht designer, day in and day out? Probably a lot like what it’s like to do what you do. A daily routine. Meetings, deadlines, phone […]

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ACR and Ocean Signal develop the next generation EPIRB

Time Counts ACR and Ocean Signal develop the next generation EPIRB. There are many sailors who appreciate the lifesaving technology of Emergency Position Indication Radio Beacon (EPIRB) devices. Without it, their rescue may have turned out quite differently.  EPIRBS, as most know, transmit a 406 MHz distress signal via the Cospas-Sarsat satellite system to contact […]

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2022 Kenai Classic Roundtable addresses invasive species

The 9th Annual Kenai Classic Roundtable included a discussion on the damage caused by aquatic invasive species. The Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Blue Ribbon Commission shared concerns and sought input on solutions from an audience of key officials including U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Governor Mike Dunleavy and Dr. Richard Spinrad, NOAA Administrator. […]

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6 of the best VHF handheld marine radios for your boat

No skipper should be without a ‘mobile’ VHF, but which one is best for you? Fox Morgan put six to the test to help narrow your search… Handheld VHF radios are must-have items on every boat owner’s kit list. Even if your boat has a fixed VHF marine radio, you are often away from the […]

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Roving Commissions extract: Calm in the Storm

Despite rig failure and a tropical cyclone, Francis Hawkings remains composed on an eventful Pacific crossing. Tom Cunliffe introduces this extract from Roving Commissions Not for the first time, the Royal Cruising Club’s wonderful annual journal Roving Commissions has turned up a jewel of seamanship. Delving into the 2021 edition I found an account by […]

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Two sailors’ epic eastbound journey halfway around the globe

A double-handed passage from Turkey to Seattle was an adventurous solution for Peter and Ginger Niemann Departure time is a time of optimism for Ginger and me. All the stress of decision making and the work of planning and provisioning is behind us, and we are almost always full of good hope for an upcoming […]

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NMEA calls for product award nominations

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) will honor a wide variety of products—20 in all in three separate competitions—at the NMEA Conference & Expo, held October 3-7 at the Sheraton Park Hotel in Anaheim, Calif. NMEA invites all manufacturers to submit nominations. In addition, new this year, NMEA will name winners in two categories for […]

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What you need to know to head out to sea alone

Professional solo racer, Pip Hare, brings us this guide to solo sailing, providing top hints and tips for your first big passage alone Solo sailing may seem daunting at first, but if you regularly sail with a novice crew, you’re probably already going through the motions of a solo sailor without even knowing it. The […]

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NMEA announces schedule for conference and expo

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has announced the schedule for the International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo at the Sheraton Park Hotel in Anaheim, Calif., October 3-7. The trade-only event focused exclusively on marine electronics is five days of manufacturer training, technical sessions, installer certification classes, a manufacturer product expo, awards and networking with […]

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Where the sky is born: Yucatan Channel

The Yucatan Channel is rarely sailed by visiting cruisers, but Kila Zamana discovered wilderness and Maya myths Key West, at the southernmost tip of the United States, is a place of non-conformists, colour and curiosities. Arriving at night, I spotted the Gunboat Traverse resting peacefully on the dock in front of a row of classic […]

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New NMMA-backed commission takes aim at AIS control

Members of the $689-billion outdoor recreation industry have established a blue-ribbon commission to stop and reverse the spread of aquatic invasive species in the U.S. The commission will convene leading biologists, environmentalists, policymakers, and resource managers to assess existing mitigation efforts and identify more effective eradication solutions. Findings from the analysis will be presented to Congress and […]

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