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Sailing Calendar: December 2022

Published on November 29th, 2022

Photographer Cory Silken provides us with a computer monitor calendar for the month of December 2022. Click here to open the image, then put your cursor over it, right click to open the drop down menu ... Read More


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Race to Alaska: Going beyond the norm

Published on December 6th, 2022

The year was 2014, and sailboat racing was killing itself slowly. More and more races, going around the same windward-leeward course. Boat designs were getting harder to sail, and the investment to sail them was increasing. ... Read More


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How Ever Forward got stuck in the mud

Published on December 6th, 2022

The Chesapeake Bay sailing community were mildly entertained when the 1,095-foot container ship grounded near Craighill Channel, and was finally refloated following a 35-day-long salvage operation. The Ever Forward, a Hong-Kong flagged container ship, had departed ... Read More


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Simple ways to optimize running rigging

Published on December 6th, 2022

Erik Shampain explains how to select the right line for the right job with a few pro tips on shackles and tapers. The wall of cordage at your local rigger can be intimidating, but showing up ... Read More


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Eight Bells: Robert Keefe

Published on December 6th, 2022

Robert Cotter “RC” Keefe passed through the Golden Gate for the last time on December 4th, 2022. Bob was 90 years old and the Senior Staff Commodore of the St Francis Yacht Club where he was ... Read More


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VIDEO: 2022 Great Western Challenge

Published on December 5th, 2022

Held on December 2-4, the 2022 Great Western Challenge is the big season opener for the DN Class, with exceptional ice on Lake Minnewaska in Glenwood, MN. Video uploaded Dec. 5, ... Read More


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Definitive guide to speed windsurfing

Published on December 5th, 2022

Rob Reichenfeld, author of Windsurfing: Step by Step to Success, provides the definitive guide to speed windsurfing: In February of 1990, the Frenchman Pascal Maka set an outright speed sailing record of 38.86 knots – a ... Read More


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Vacation chartering trends for 2023

Published on December 5th, 2022

While not a fan of Dream Yacht Charter, which has been rebranded as Dream Yacht Worldwide, we were interested in their observations for 2023: Due to demand and industry research pointing to an increase in Marine ... Read More


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Globe40: Diving deep in the Pacific Ocean

Published on December 5th, 2022

American Joe Harris along with Roger Junet are competing in the Globe40, a multi-leg doublehanded round the world race in Class40s. Seven teams were at the beginning on June 26, with five teams now on the ... Read More


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Troubleshooting the VHF radio

Published on December 5th, 2022

When bad things happen at sea, a communication system to get support is vital, and making sure that system functions well is equally paramount. In this report by Eric Steinberg with Farallon Electronics, he shares his ... Read More



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