Long Lost Log: Pincher’s tale of storms and rows

Onboard rows, a gun-toting skipper and a ferocious storm are recalled from Michael Chapman Pincher’s Long Lost Log. Tom Cunliffe introduces this extract Michael Chapman Pincher, son of the great investigative journalist, left school at 17 to become a stagehand in London’s West End. At 23 in 1974 he quit and went to sea with […]

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Route du Rhum skipper: Boris Herrmann

As the 2022 Route du Rhum approaches, we take a look at some of the top names set to compete in the race. Toby Heppell looks at Boris Herrmann’s chances Few are the non-French sailors that have managed to make a name for themselves in the IMOCA 60 fleet, but German-born Boris Herrmann is just […]

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In The Lead 2022 Season Wrapping Up With Bob Teague

<!– In the News: In The Lead 2022 Season Wrapping Up With Bob Teague –> For many years, I sat alongside lead test driver Bob Teague as a co-pilot/data collector during Powerboat magazine’s annual Performance Trials, as did my longtime friend and speedonthewater.com co-publisher, Jason Johnson. For the most part, those 12-hour boat test days […]

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Embracing Life

A stroke survivor, powered by the love of his sons and neighbors, shows enduring strength with a harrowing 46-day Atlantic crossing. Photos by Florence Guglielmetti and Adelaide Bernard A stroke survivor, powered by the love of his sons and neighbors, shows enduring strength with a harrowing 46-day Atlantic crossing. Guglielmetti celebrating his victory of completing […]

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Route du Rhum skipper: Alan Roura

As the 2022 Route du Rhum approaches, we take a look at some of the top names set to compete in the race. Toby Heppell looks at Alan Roura’s chances Swiss-born sailor, Alan Roura already has two Vendée Globe races to his name. He participated in his first, the 2016-17 edition of the event, when […]

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Route du Rhum skipper: Louis Burton

As the 2022 Route du Rhum approaches, we take a look at some of the top names set to compete in the race. Toby Heppell looks at Louis Burton’s chances Louis Burton shot to Vendée Globe fame when he sailed across the line of the 2020-21 Vendée Globe in 2nd place in his 2012 IMOCA […]

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Riverfront Renaissance

Photo by Toledo Aerial Media A boatload of attractions — including the nation’s largest mural — along the Maumee make Toledo a mighty fine Lake Erie destination. By Damaine Vonada Despite all the natural assets that Toledo, Ohio, enjoys because of its location at the place where the gaping mouth of the Maumee River empties […]

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Route du Rhum skipper: Thomas Ruyant

As the 2022 Route du Rhum approaches, we take a look at some of the top names set to compete in the race. Toby Heppell looks at Thomas Ruyant’s chances Thomas Ruyant truly made his mark on the IMOCA 60 fleet in the lead up to and during the 2020-21 Vendée Globe Race. The Frenchman […]

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Looking Ahead: November Fishing In Long Island

Rockfish Charters gets up close and personal with the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. Close to Metro New York and along the South Shore, November is often a banner month, especially for blackfish, bluefish, and striped bass. Peanut bunker have been prevalent and anglers look forward to finding stripers in the Rockaways, and […]

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Brunswick celebrates inaugural ‘All Blue Planet Month’

Brunswick Corporation recently completed its inaugural All Blue Planet Month, an initiative to increase access to water to underserved populations as part of the Company’s overall sustainability strategy. Over several weeks, 16 Freedom Boat Club locations across the United States, the United Kingdom and Spain participated in the initiative. In total, the Clubs partnered with […]

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Light wind sailing skills with Pip Hare

Professional sailor, Pip Hare gives us a guide to light wind sailing skills. How to keep your boat moving and how to make the most of light weather Keeping a boat moving in light airs can be more challenging than dealing with big winds and seas. It requires a huge level of attention to detail […]

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Humminbird TargetLock Benefits

TargetLock enables independent operation of Humminbird’s Mega Live transducer and lets you lock on to structure. Courtesy Humminbird Special delivery: Sign up for the free Boating email newsletter. Subscribe to Boating magazine for $14 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. Fish finders offer virtual snapshots of the underwater world, but live sonar provides the equivalent of […]

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How to recover a man overboard

Man overboard recovery is a key drill for Clipper Race crews. Winning skipper Chris Brooks shares some key tips on the process with Andy Rice After 45,000 nautical miles racing in the Clipper Round the World Race, skipper Chris Brooks was relieved that his crew on Qingdao never had to put their well-rehearsed Man Overboard […]

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Stan Honey – the thinking sailor

Stan Honey’s first ever offshore race set the tone for his career. Then a lean and mean 14-year-old racing Lasers out of the Los Angeles Yacht Club, Honey already had an interest in all things technical. In 1969 Stan Honey had the opportunity to go yacht racing, and took on the dual roles of navigator […]

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