Special Report: A Whale of a Problem for Boaters

NOAA Proposal Could Devastate Boating Industry. In the hopes of saving a declining population of North Atlantic Right whales, NOAA aims to institute a 10-knot speed limit along much of the Atlantic coast. We cut through the clutter and get to the heart of this matter with this emergency podcast with Viking Director of Government […]

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Weather forecasting in a heatwave

Weather guru, Chris Tibbs talks though some of the difficulties in accurate weather forecasting during the unusual event of a heatwave Situated to the north-west of Europe, the UK is blessed with mild weather with few extreme weather events, and our temperature is moderated by the seawater around the shores. Thanks to the Gulf Stream […]

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How to future proof your sailing

The world’s weather is changing. Cruising guru Jimmy Cornell explains how to future-proof your sailing and voyage planning ‘Sailing routes depend primarily on weather, which changes little over the years. However, possibly as a result of the profound changes that have occurred in the ecological balance of the world environment, there have been several freak […]

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NOAA Proposes Vessel Speed Restrictions to Protect Right Whale

If approved, the 10-knot, speed-restricted Seasonal Management Zones for the right whale would extend from Florida to New England and out to 100 nautical miles. Courtesy Viking Yachts The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has proposed a 10-knot, speed-restriction rule for vessels 35 feet to 65 feet length overall across a broad swath of water […]

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Maryland Longfin Tuna Record Smashed

Thomas “Tad” Bodmer landed the new Maryland state record longfin albacore after an intense fight. David L. Messick It takes only a few minutes to flip a day on the water from uneventful to unforgettable, as angler Thomas “Tad” Bodmer learned Sept. 20, when he hooked a 77-pound albacore (also known as longfin, Thunnus alalunga) […]

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Set Your Sights on Spawning Summer Snapper

Mangrove snapper are undoubtedly among the most common game fish encountered by anglers in Florida. From shallow backwaters to offshore structure, these fish seem to thrive in a variety of conditions and habitats. However, perhaps because of how common they are, mangrove snapper aren’t targeted with the same fervor as other, more glamorous bottom fish. […]

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East-bound Atlantic crossing via Bermuda

An east-bound Atlantic crossing via Bermuda and Horta was a voyage of contrasts for Vivian Vuong We tacked for the first and only time on our 13-day crossing. The view off Ultima’s bow revealed the alluring sight of not only an approaching landfall but elevation too. Pico, one of the nine Azorean islands of Portugal, […]

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10 Stops Along the Fall Run

Fall run in full swing: A school of stripers feasts on small baitfish off the south side of Montauk. Photo by Mike Demarco It’s easy to romanticize the fall striper run. Changing leaves, crisp weather, empty seashore towns, and the striper season saving its best fishing for last. No matter where you fish in the […]

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Suntex acquires Channel Club Marina

Suntex Marina Investors, LLC (Suntex) announced the acquisition of Channel Club Marina located in Monmouth Beach, New Jersey. “Channel Club Marina is an amazing location, offering a host of amenities in the very popular Jersey Shore area,” said David Filler, Investments Partner, Suntex Marinas. “Having made a number of recent investments in the New Jersey […]

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The Golden Globe Race 2022

The 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race made history delivering the first ever solo non- stop unassisted voyage around the world. Nine started, one finished, one died, one boat was lost. The legend of this amazing adventure was born. It was not a race like the America’s Cup. It was a challenge and display of […]

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NC Wants That Flounder Carcass

North Carolina is seeking flounder carcasses from recreational anglers. Courtesy NC Division of Marine Fisheries Special delivery: Sign up for the free Salt Water Sportsman email newsletter. Subscribe to Salt Water Sportsman magazine for $19 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. There aren’t always opportunities for recreational anglers to participate in fisheries research. But when help […]

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Inside The Cowes Classic, Offshore Powerboating’s Toughest Endurance Race

The last weekend in August was a great one for veteran offshore powerboat racer Miles Jennings, who is currently competing in the Union Internationale Motonautique Class 1 World Championship Series in the United States with American Alex Pratt in XINSURANCE/Good Boy Vodka, a 52-foot MTI catamaran powered by Mercury Racing 1100 Comp engines. Running Silverline, […]

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89-Pound Cobia Shatters State Record

Anglers (from L to R) Drew Henninger, Jesse Coulbourn, Scott Brooks, Pat Miles, and Andrew Farach pose with the record cobia and the tuna caught earlier in the day. Scott Brooks A Delaware angler who had never caught a cobia before this summer made his first one count in a big way, hooking an 89-pounder […]

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Popular Baitfish Successfully Grown at Fish Farm

This croaker was raised from an egg in captivity in early 2022. Nicole Kirchhoff Many snook, redfish, grouper, and trout anglers believe a 4- to 8-inch croaker is the most productive live bait available, particularly in the surf, around jetties, and over shallow grass flats. Farther north along the Atlantic coast, anglers use croakers to […]

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NMMA participates in Congressional briefing on fisheries

NMMA this week participated in a Hill briefing hosted by OCEANA, which focused on NOAA’s proposed rule to address ship strikes to endangered North Atlantic right whales and educated over 50 congressional staffers on the need for major revisions to NOAA’s proposal in order to achieve the shared goal of protecting the North Atlantic right […]

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Reader Submission: Lynn Stateham from North Carolina

Eastern North Carolina is packed with beautiful and protected anchorages, and one of our favorites is Cedar Creek at mile 187 on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.  In 2009 we spent three peaceful days there, on our Prout catamaran Sunspot Baby while the remnants of Hurricane Ida poured buckets of rain and the winds howled offshore. […]

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Angler Fillets Potential Record Fish

Yellowmouth grouper, like this one, are very similar in appearance to scamp. Gary Birdsall Two brothers from Louisiana filleted and ate a fish that they later realized was close to a world record. Gary Birdsall, his brother Andre, and four other anglers were aboard Gary’s 31-foot Contender, the Delayed Gratification, after midnight on September 10. […]

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Around Alone: Extract from Emma Richards’ book

Tom Cunliffe introduces this extract from Around Alone as a solo mast climb in the South Atlantic turns into a terrifying ordeal for Emma Richards In 2002, Emma Richards (now Sanderson) was the youngest person and the first British woman to finish the ‘Around Alone’ race. Sailing the Open 60 Pindar, she was pipped at […]

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Logbook: Season Of Change

While change can be scary, it’s the only way to grow. Change is uncomfortable. I’ve learned this to be a universal truth. Staying in your lane, keeping your head down, putting in your time, doing what you’ve always done—I suppose there’s a season for everything but the scared and timid rarely make headlines, and they […]

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Snapper Quest

When Jason Arnold isn’t holding a camera, he’ll pick up a fishing rod with the goal of catching another new species of snapper, as he is doing here in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez. Jim Hendricks More than 100 species of snapper swim in waters around the world, and few people have caught more of them […]

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