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Join the Boat Rally Key West to Panama - May 15

Join a rally – or gaggle – to get you out of the hurricane zone to Panama – the ultimate cruising ground in the Americas. Leave from Key West May 15, make stops and meet along the way, reaching Panama around June 1. Spend as much time as you like in Panama, your boat can stay indefinitely (hurricanes don’t hit Panama). Learn more…

A Cell Phone Plan for Cruising on Your Boat

By Robert Sapp

Cruisers need a cell plan that works as well in another country as it does back home. With the perfect plan there would be no need to purchase local SIM cards or change phone numbers, and no exorbitant international roaming fees for talk, texting or data. Early in our research we discovered that such a system actually existed, although very few people had ever heard of it. It’s a service offered by Google called Project Fi. Read More…

Travel the Bahamas by Mailboat

Travel the Bahamaian out-islands by MailBoat – the where, how, when and how much (it’s cheap). Read the three part series.

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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Exposed - The Dark Side of the America's Cup

This reads like a normal history of the America’s Cup—but with all the shenanigans and secrecy that went on behind the scenes by both those who worked to keep the Cup and those who worked to take it away. More…

Inflatable Sails

Aerodynamic Inflatable Wing Sails (IWS) have been under development in Europe. Also new is the inflatable windsurfing sail. Although quite different from the IWS,  designed for portability, it can be rolled up into a bag. more…

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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 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…

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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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learn about trawlers

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…

Golden Globe Race 1968 & 2018

In 1966, Sir Francis Chichester sailed solo around the world from England and back via the five southernmost great capes. In June, the race will be recreated on the 50th Anniversary. read more

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 start from Hong Kong

Volvo Ocean Race 2017-2018, going around the world from west to East Began in Alicante, Spain on Oct. 22 – now heading from Hong Kong to Auckland, New Zealand

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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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