Cruising Grounds

Great Inagua Island

by Ellen Massey Leonard, Posted April 15, 2014

 

Despite its accessible location in the northwestern Caribbean, Great Inagua, the southernmost island of the Bahamas, feels distant and isolated. Morton Salt Company owns about half of the land, and employs most of the inhabitants of Matthew Town, the island’s lone village. The other half of Great Inagua is a national park centered around Lake Windsor.



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Racing News

On his way to a new “Discovery Route” record this past January aboard the 105-foot maxi trimaran Banque Populaire VII, French solo sailor Armel Le Cléac’h also set a new solo 24-hour distance record of 682 nautical miles.


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Cruising News

A stormy Bay of Biscay, equally lousy weather in the trades, a broken autopilot and damaged steering: none of this was enough to stop Austrian sailor Harald Sedlacek, who arrived at Palm Beach, Florida, on April 13 aboard...


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Boatworks

Just like life ashore, the modern cruising life comes with its share of encumbrances, a.k.a. essentials. Navigation and communications devices have antennas that must be placed somewhere...


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Gear

Yacht Thruster i-Thrust Hydraulic Bow and Stern Thrusters

by SAIL Editors, Posted April 10, 2014

Yacht Thruster’s i-Thrust hydraulic bow and stern thrusters employ a beefy transmission belt between the motor and propellers, so there is no need for oil in the gear housing.


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