Are LEDs Interfering with VHF Radio Communications?

VHF radio and LED lightsThe U.S. Coast Guard issued an alert that LEDs could be interfering with VHF radio communications. More…


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Bahamas Increases Cruisers' Boat Inspections

BoatUS reported that 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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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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Shakedown Cruise - Nigel Calder's Early Cruising Days - Book Review

Shakedown Cruise Book Review

Nigel Calder’s recent book on his early days cruising with his family while writing books,  Read the review...

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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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