Books+Media

River in the Sea

by Steve Henkind, Posted November 20, 2008
The Gulf Stream: Tiny Plankton, Giant Bluefin, and the Amazing Story of the Powerful River in the Atlantic

What do Portuguese men-of-war, pirates, Benjamin Franklin, and Ernest Hemingway have in common? They are all closely associated with the Gulf Stream.

In this wonderful book, Stan Ulanski ties together many facets of this great river in the sea, including its


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Ocean Racing

Buckin' Volvos

by Kimball Livingston, Posted November 19, 2008
Leg Two, a pleasant jaunt north through the tropics to exotic India? At some point, part of the way, maybe. Not now. The Volvo Ocean Race fleet left Cape Town last weekend and deliberately worked into the path of a series of low pressure systems to blast them east toward their scoring gate.

For some, it's been an overachievement.

A broken boom on Green Dragon. Plus a broken


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Inshore Racing

Lies and rumors

by Charles Mason, Posted November 19, 2008
The unnamed enthusiasts who are circulating news that rating increases for composite standing rigging aboard boats sailing under IRC are going to be removed next year are engaging in wishful thinking. At least according to IRC manager Jenny Howells.

“While it is true that the IRC Technical Committee is looking at the rating cost of composite standing rigging,” says Howells, “It is unlikely


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Boatworks My brother was hanging upside down, peering through a 9-inch square cutout in a bulkhead at the raw-water pump housing on his 3-cylinder Yanmar marine diesel. “How the heck do you get the impeller out of there?” he asked me.

This is a very good question. Removing an impeller is something that should be done on a regular basis; Yanmar recommends replacing the impeller on this particular


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Charter

Caribbean/Bahamas Bareboat Charter Companies 2008-2009

by Sail Staff, Posted November 19, 2008
Unless otherwise noted, prices shown are for a 40-foot monohull and a 38-foot catamaran for a weeklong charter in high/low season (in Tortola, if multiple bases).

800-626-5690; info@abacocharters.com; www.abacocharters.com. Charter base: Hope Town, Abaco (15 boats). Offers monohulls 28'–46' (38' monohull, $628/d) catamarans 35'–48' (37' cat, $635/d). Services: Hotel nearby.

We are


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