Rallies

The History of the ICW

by Wally Moran, Posted October 29, 2014

Those who transit the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) often talk about the strange sense of history they feel while plying its waters. At anchor, whether in St. Mary’s or St. Augustine, they say they can’t help but think of those who have come before them: the tugs and barges, the pirates and looters, the sailors, the soldiers.


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Volvo Ocean Race

Working their Way South

by Adam Cort, Posted October 28, 2014

After spending a full week in first place following their speedy exit from the doldrums, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing has fallen behind Team Brunel. However, Brunel’s advantage may prove short-lived as the fleet picks its way through or around the light winds in the South Atlantic as they work their way toward the finish in Cape Town.


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Boatworks

Anchor Swivels: Keep Your Boat Safe by Using them Correctly

by Rudy and Jill Sechez, Posted October 27, 2014

The sound of shouting drew us up on deck, where we watched the crew on a nearby boat madly scurry about trying to get re-anchored. Next morning we dinghied over to ask what had happened.


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Apps for Sailors: Any.do

by Donald McLennan, Posted October 25, 2014

Managing a boat is largely a matter of maintaining lists of schedules, provisions and things to do. In the past, I’ve used a combination of task-management tools on my desktop, apps on my smartphone and old-fashioned sticky notes to keep things organized, but the Any.do app (for IOS, Android and with a Chrome browser extension) has become my go-to task manager.


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Electronics+Navigations

Marinebeam's New Ultra Long Range Flashlight

by Ben Ellison, Posted October 24, 2014

Illuminator flashlight has to be seen to be believed. I put my camera on a tripod and simply began lighting up a number of boats and mooring buoys about 500 to 700 yards away. 


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Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s Adil Khalid on his Second VOR

Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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