The 28th ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers) finished up in St. Lucia in mid December, and a stroll around the docks at the IGY Rodney Bay Marina yielded some interesting sights. Not least among them was the number of general-purpose production cruisers that weren’t specifically built or marketed as ocean boats


Standard Horizon Handheld HX870 Radio

by Ben Ellison, Posted March 9, 2015

These HX series handhelds are full-fledged DSC radios with all the direct/group calling and position polling features found on fixed radios.


Having accurate tide and current information is invaluable when planning your trip through shallow waters or anticipating tidal changes when setting your anchor. Many of the popular navigation apps include tides and currents.


New Gear for Cold Weather Sailing

by Christopher White, Posted February 12, 2015

For sailors in the northern climes, just because Old Man Winter is here doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Add these items to your kit and you’ll be better prepared for time on the water, despite the elements. 


Qualicom CIS Swiss Army Jacket from Helly Hansen

by Christopher White, Posted January 30, 2015

Helly Hansen’s new Qualicom CIS (Component Insulation System) Jacket is the veritable Swiss Army Knife of winter coats, with its combination of a light insulator jacket made with PrimaLoft Black insulation for maximum warmth and minimum weight that can be zipped into the waterproof exterior shell or worn on its own

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