The Sea and The Snow: a stunning tale of adventure

Tom Cunliffe introduces this extract from The Sea and The Snow Philip Temple’s remarkable tale of sailing to the farthest wastes of the Southern Ocean In the world of small-craft seafaring and modern mountaineering, 1964/5 seems very distant. Philip Temple’s remarkable work The Sea and The Snow, recently republished, brings those days straight to our […]

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Scanning your Engine Temperature

Engine Scan Keep an infrared thermal device in your onboard toolbox to check engine temperature and more. Finally, a long-awaited week cruising aboard your boat. Pack up the family and the dog to head down to the marina. Stow all your groceries, and start your departure list. The family is well rehearsed to disconnect the […]

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Study Tracks Shifting Identities of Global Fishing Fleet

Image: Science Advances/American Association for the Advancement of Science. A new international research study has tracked 35,000 commercial fishing and support vessels, identifying their changing of country registration and also identified hotspots of potential unauthorized fishing and activity of foreign owned vessels. Changing the country of origin is a practice also known as “reflagging.” The […]

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The Ocean Race: All set for leg two

The fleet of 5 IMOCA 60s are all set for the second leg of The Ocean Race to Cape Town, with light winds expected to frustrate the fleet over the first few days With the first leg of the much-delayed The Ocean Race now concluded, teams are readying themselves to set off on the second […]

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Sunsation Launches Reality Show

Spoiler alert: No boats were delayed in the making of the first episode of “Sunsation Nation,” a new reality video series that went live today. How do I know this? Because a voiceover announcing it is the first thing you hear when you watch the 10-minute episode on the Algonac, Mich., high-performance center console builder’s […]

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Making the switch: How we become a liveaboards

A gentle introduction to the cruising life set Kate Ashe-Leonard on course for a full transocean liveaboard adventure We’re sailing by the Gulf of Venezuela as we approach the Colombian coastline, a notoriously difficult stretch of water with frequent high winds, big swell and current. This night is no exception. It’s 0100 and Jim and […]

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Commentary: A Fond Farewell To An Essential Teammate

Invicta watch fans know Ryan Johnson, speedonthewater.com’s former national advertising manager, from the talk-show format television program hawking the affordable timepieces. For those folks, he is simply “Invicta Ryan,” the dashing and charming dude who co-hosts the show. But my speedonthewater.com colleague Jason Johnson and I know him as a kind and thoughtful family man, […]

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Double handed sailing skills: Inside gybes

In the second of a new series on double handed sailing skills, Pip Hare explains outside gybes with an asymmetric spinnaker with two onboard With the spinnaker now safely gybed you can gybe the mainsail and get the boat up to speed on its new course. Photo: Richard Langdon/Pip Hare Ocean Racing Double-handed sailing skills […]

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Prediction from a Wall Street Guru

What’s In Store for 2023? Prediction from a Wall Street Guru January 11, 2023 Weekly Market Outlook By Keith Schneider and Donn Goodman Happy 2023 Gaugers. We are pleased to start another year with you all, especially after the ugly investment climate during 2022. Should you desire, we will be making all of our 2022 […]

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How to follow The Ocean Race 2022-23

After a long wait, The Ocean Race will start in January 2023. Here’s how to follow all the action as the fleets race around the world It’s taken a long time to get the latest fully crewed around the world race off the ground, but finally The Ocean Race will start from Alicante on 15 […]

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2022 Top Dealers: Best in Class

As part of this year’s Top 100: Top Dealer awards, Boating Industry has recognized seven companies with special “Best in Class” awards, for companies that particularly excelled in one area of their business. Below are the Best in Class award recipients for 2022. Best Industry Advocate Watersports CentralBuford, Georgia WaterSports Central, headquartered in Buford, Ga., has […]

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Atlantic Bonito on a Fly

Fly fishing isn’t about the fish. Instead, it is about the fly fisherman’s journey to the fish. People pick up a fly rod to challenge themselves and enjoy the soul-strumming poetry of the process. Of all the fish fly fishermen pursue, the Atlantic bonito is one of the most challenging. The average fisherman catches the […]

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A Guide To Spearfishing Gear And Accessories

A Guide To Spearfishing Spearfishing is gaining ground as one of the most love water sports. Although it’s risky, it’s satisfying when you catch fish, which involves diving and aiming toward your prey. One thing is that the ocean plays host to several predators, and the last thing you’d want as a spearfisher is to […]

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