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Hurricane Season Begins

On June 1, the Atlantic Hurricane season began. No – the above boat was not a victim of Hurricane Irma, but this is how one boatowner prepared his boat – he sunk it! And it worked! Read More…

To learn more about Hurricane season and plans and links to information, go to our Hurricane section

Golden Globe Race Began July 1

On July 1, the 2018 edition of the Golden Globe Race departed from France, marking the 50th Anniversary of the 1968 race. Read More about the history or go to the Golden Globe Race website to read the latest news on the race around the world.

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America's Cup Returns to Monohulls

America's Cup BermudaIn September, Team New Zealand—winners of the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda last summer—announced that the 36th America’s Cup will race in monohulls in 2021. more…

Watch How the New America's Cup Foiling Monohull will Sail

The new America’s Cup boat, the AC75, has yet to be built – a foiling monohull. See the animated video of how it will sail. in the Cup Races in 2021.

America's Cup: The Schooner & the Foiling Cat

Which is it for the America’s Cup? Traditional monohulls or foiling catamarans. Is it the traditional or the new modern, fast and risky foiling catamarans? Which way do you think it should go? more...

Sailboat Reviews

Over 100 boat reviews on cruising & racing sailboats, day sailers, small racers. Read Reviews

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Switching from sail to trawlers? Read 12 articles by trawler instructors Chris and Alyse Caldwell. Learn the basics and beyond.  Read the articles

Chasing the Cup by Jimmy Spithill

Jimmy Spithill’s book on his life of sailing since he was a child and his quest to win the America’s Cup is a good read about the life of a professional sailor in the world of Cup racing. More…

Autonomous Sailboats?

Autonomous sailboat racing has been in the works for many years, but the idea of an autonomous sailboat crossing the Atlantic was first conceived of back in 2005  Learn more…

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Rescue at Sea

USS Ashland Rescues Two Sailors and Their Dogs Adrift At Sea 5 mos

The Sasebo-based amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) rendered assistance to two distressed mariners, Oct. 25, whose sailboat had strayed well off its original course.

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