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Much of our world has lost a proper sense of the journey, but not the world of sail. A friend of mine once told me how he sailed his two boys 80 miles up the Sacramento River from San Francisco. “We went when the boys were 14 and 12,” he said. “Along the way we
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Horizon’s HydroPak allows boaters to charge starter
More Height, More Reach, More VHF
Sailors in Southern California now have more access to VHF communications. The difference will be noticed especially by boats south of the border, as far south as Ensenada, and well off the beach around San Diego. The difference-maker is a VHF radio transmission tower installed by BoatU.S. at the crest of 2,565-foot-high San Miguel Mountain, one on
If it gets your juices flowing to imagine circumnavigating Africa on a replica of an ancient ship, the Phoenicia Expedition is for you.
The story begins with one Philip Beale and his conviction that Phoenicians in ancient times, not Portuguese explorer Bartholomeu Dias in 1488, were the first to make the 17,000-mile voyage around the African continent.
Drawing parallels to
Since July 1, boats clearing into Thailand have been issued bright orange pennants marked with an identification number and the words "Phuket Immigration". Theses flags must be flown for the duration of the boat's stay in Thai waters and returned upon departure.
Armed Thai officials are conducting regular checks to ensure that all foreign vessels have properly cleared customs.