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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How to Bling Out Your Boat

Whether your craft is showroom-fresh—or maybe just needs a little freshening up—there’s always a reason to add a little bling to your boat. Courtnie Tosana / Unsplash Not all that many years ago, boating “bling” wasn’t really a thing. Oh, sure, early craft had it, even if the term was years away from being defined. […]

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Newport International Boat Show announces award winners

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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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How to sail a multihull Q and A

Nikki Henderson reveals what you really need to know before going bluewater multihull cruising It has become routine now for me to bookend the summer sailing season with a trip to the south of France for the biannual ‘Outremer Week’. This hugely popular event gathers 100-plus new Outremer catamaran owners for five days of training, […]

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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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Boston Whaler 280 Dauntless

The 280 Dauntless is a multifunctional center-console bay boat. Courtesy Boston Whaler 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. Boston Whaler describes models in its Dauntless series as multifunctional center-console bay boats, and the 280 represents the […]

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Study Notes Potential Impact of Climate Change on Maritime Boundaries

A cross-section of coral reef geomorphic zones, showing wave energy gradients, sedimentary features (islands, sand aprons and lagoons) and UNCLOS baselines. Source: Vila-Concejo and Kench. A new study released Sept. 12 by University of Sydney researchers concludes that the rules for atolls and coral reefs in international law of the sea, already subject to interpretation […]

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Jim George joins ComMar sales team

ComMar has added former KVH Vice President of Global Sales Jim George to the company’s sales team to serve customers in New England, Long Island and other targeted markets. A graduate of Hamilton Technical College and a US Navy veteran, Jim was with KVH Industries, supplier of mobile connectivity and inertial navigation systems, for 27 […]

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SEPTEMBER FISHING IN SW FLORIDA

Now is the time! Those looking for opportunities to catch big Redfish; now is the time! FWC opened Redfish for harvest this month on September 1st. the limit is one per person with a maximum of two Redfish per vessel with a slot size of 18-27 inches in length. Big ‘Bull-Reds’ will be here anytime […]

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Guest Column: Doing More with Less

Image: Alexander Grey via unsplash. It would appear that “doing more with less” could be the unofficial motto for today’s society, especially regarding the workplace. Restaurants, offices, tech companies and many other businesses are feeling the squeeze of being short staffed and finding it hard to recruit and retain qualified long-term help. What does this […]

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Visit Lake Champlain

Making a Connection Lake Champlain offers some of the best boating from New York to Vermont. Magic and mystery are daily elements of cruising Lake Champlain. Maybe it’s looking east spotting the Green Mountains of Vermont rimming the horizon and looking west to the Adirondack Mountains of New York standing at attention. Or could it […]

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Golden Globe Race starts: 16 sailors prepare for 9 month isolation

The 2022 Golden Globe Race, the ‘retro’ race inspired by the first non-stop solo around the world race in 1968, set off for its second modern-day running today. 220426 – Lorient – Entrainement pour la Golden Globe Race 2022, skipper : Damien Guillou ©Yann Riou – polaRYSE / PRB Sixteen sailors – 15 men, and […]

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X Shore releases the X Shore 1

X Shore releases the X Shore 1 Swedish category leader continues to make sustainable electric boating a reality for a broader market Stockholm – Sept. 1, 2022 – X Shore (www.xshore.com), the Swedish technology company behind a game-changing generation of fully-electric, silent, connected boats, announced today the launch of its latest model, the X Shore […]

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Discover the next generation of boating electronics with the new Simrad NSX

The Simrad NSX will be on display at the 2022 Southampton International Boat Show (September 16-25) on stand J372. Meet the latest evolution in chartplotters and fishfinders for powerboaters with the new Simrad® NSX. Available in 7”, 9” and 12” display sizes this new device is based on a new Operating System built from the […]

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2022 Nor-Tech 500 Sport

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From Italy To Los Angeles in a RIB

How much preparation, nerve and fuel does it take for a RIB to cross an ocean? Relive some of toughest challenges and the sweetest moments from adventurer Sergio Davi. “La sfida è sempre con me stesso mai con il mare.” In English, this translates to “the challenge is always with myself, never with the sea.” […]

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New Boat: Pursuit OS 445

Pursuit unveils its new flagship, a boat born to fish or cruise in comfort. Of all the impressive features contained in Pursuit’s new OS 445 Offshore—the IMAX-quality window views, the copious and brilliantly-positioned coolers, storage and hatches, the luxurious and highly-functional staterooms, the rail-encircled and comfortable bow—what impressed me most was the quiet. Chugging along […]

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Expert guide to watch handovers

Pip Hare explains why efficient and well-planned watch handovers are vital to ensure a happy crew and a well kept yacht on passage On longer voyages, and passages with larger crews, a good watch system is essential to the efficient running of the boat. But the same watch system can also hinder good communication and […]

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