Atlantic Hurricane Season 2018 –

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Hurricane Season ain’t over yet:
October 15: Tropical Depression develops in Southwestern Caribbean, possible development


Bahamas Increases Cruisers' Boat Inspections

BoatUS reported in their August/September issue of BoatU.S. Magazine about a couple who were boarded in April by the Bahamas Customs and Border Patrol while anchored in a remote bay in the Abacos. The inspection was described as aggressive and the inspectors went through all lockers and drawers. More…



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Ocean Cleanup Sweeper Towed into the Pacific Sept 8

Watch The Ocean Cleanup’s cleanup sweeper, System 001, being towed into the Pacific from San Francisco Bay for two weeks of testing before going to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Upcoming Events in the Southeast (non-race)

Sat 20
Sat 20

49th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival, Cedar Key, FL

October 20 @ 9:00 am - October 21 @ 5:00 pm

Upcoming Regattas in the Southeast

Tue 16

F18 World Championship, Sarasota, FL

October 12 - October 19
Fri 19

learn about trawlers

Switching from sail to trawlers? Learn the basics in 12 articles.  Read the articles

America’s Cup Boats

American Magic announces Cup boats will be built in Rhode Island. Read more…

Teen Rescued after 7 Weeks

Kjri Osaka (Indonesia Consulate in Osaka)

A 19-year-old Indonesian survived seven weeks at sea. More…


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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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Chasing the Cup by Jimmy Spithill

Jimmy Spithill’s book on his life of sailing and his quest to win the America’s Cup  More…

America's Cup: The Schooner & the Foiling Cat

The America’s Cup — Traditional monohulls or foiling catamarans?  more...

America's Cup Returns to Monohulls

America's Cup BermudaTeam Zealand: The 36th America’s Cup will race in monohulls. more…

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