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When sailing close to the coast it often seems that NOAA’s wind forecasts are maddeningly inaccurate. How could NOAA get it so wrong?


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The news that NOAA was going to stop offering printed nautical charts was hardly a surprise, but all the same it hurts to see the end of an era. All we boomer types who spent our formative cruising years frowning over dog-eared paper charts, stamped with coffee cup rings, crisscrossed by part-erased pencil lines and dotted with semi-legible scribblings, will feel a warm fuzzy pang of sentimentality at the news.


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Maybe you’ve seen the popular shirt around the marina that reads: B-O-A-T/Break Out Another Thousand. It’s a pretty accurate saying when it comes to boat ownership and maintenance, but you don’t have to take the same financial blow to capture quality images offshore.


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Clever tips for using your smartphone's built-in camera to achieve the best possible photos.


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On The Water With Onne

by Meredith Laitos, Posted February 27, 2014

For aspiring sailing photographers, an evening shooting photos with Onne van der Wal is like golfing with Phil Mickelson, hitting balls with Roger Federer or skiing with Lindsey Vonn—there’s nothing quite like hanging out with your idol in his or her element.


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